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We found 7 medical oncologists near Norman, OK.

Dr. Clinton Amos Medbery III, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
401 W. Main; Suite 400
Norman, OK
 

Dr. Clinton Medbery specializes in radiation oncology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Medbery accepts Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. His residency was performed at National Cancer Institute. He has received distinctions including Oklahoma Super Doctors; Best Doctors in America; and Best Doctors, Inc. He is affiliated with Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO.

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Dr. Janae Michelle Clapp, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1125 N. Porter Avenue; Suite 200
Norman, OK
 

Dr. Janae Clapp, who practices in Norman, OK, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Clapp is in-network for Medicare insurance. She attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Clapp trained at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix. Dr. Clapp is affiliated with Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO.

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Dr. Sherri Sutton Durica, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1125 N. Porter Avenue; Suite 200
Norman, OK
 

Dr. Sherri Durica's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. After attending Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Durica completed her residency training at Scott and White Healthcare and the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. She has received the distinction of Oklahoma Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3104 Meadow Avenue
Norman, OK
 

Dr. Robert Spain specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He studied medicine at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver.

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Dr. Kathy Kernek Dagg, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
701 E Robinson Street; Suite A 100
Norman, OK
 

Dr. Kathy Dagg's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. She takes Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
901 N. Porter Avenue; Box 1308
Norman, OK
 

Dr. Maril Weber, who practices in Norman, OK, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Weber graduated from the University of Arizona College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
500 E Robinson Street; Suite 2100
Norman, OK
 

Dr. Rick McKinney's medical specialty is adult oncology and medical oncology. Patient ratings for Dr. McKinney average 3.0 stars out of 5. He graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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What is Medical Oncology?

Medical oncologists are physicians who treat cancer through the use of medication, usually chemotherapy. Often a medical oncologist is the doctor in charge of a cancer patient’s health care, and this doctor may organize and coordinate all the care the patient receives, even that from other specialists.

Oncologist is a fancy word for a physician who treats cancer. There are three main types of oncologists: surgical oncologists perform surgery, radiation oncologists provide radiation therapy, and medical oncologists treat cancer with chemotherapy and other medication. There are also other distinctions between oncologists. For example, some oncologists specialize only in one or two tumor types (such as breast cancer or lung cancer), and pediatric oncologists only treat children and teens. However, all medical oncologists will be knowledgeable about the use of medicine to treat cancer.

While traditional chemotherapy is the most common medication used to treat cancer, other medications that a medical oncologist might use include hormonal therapies (such as Tamoxifen) or a newer kind of treatment called targeted therapy. Targeted therapy medications act only on cancer cells, while chemotherapy acts on all dividing cells in the body.

The care provided by medical oncologists usually begins when cancer is first suspected. They diagnose and stage cancer, or describe how serious it is. Medical oncologists are often the ones to explain to patients where their cancer is located, how severe their case is, and what treatment is recommended. They manage treatment and follow-up care after the cancer is removed, or they provide palliative care for patients whose cancer cannot be successfully treated.

Medical oncologists typically work with a group of health care providers that form a cancer team to provide care for each patient. The cancer team can include other physicians (such as oncologists and pathologists), oncological nurses, or social workers. Each specialist brings a very specific set of skills to the team, so working together as one unit, they offer a greater breadth of knowledge and skills for each patient.