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We found 6 medical oncologists near Norman, OK.

Dr. Janae Michelle Clapp, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1125 North Porter Avenue; Suite 202
Norman, OK
 

Dr. Janae Clapp is a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. She is affiliated with Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO. Dr. Clapp is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. She is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. Clapp's medical residency was performed at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix.

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Dr. Sherri Sutton Durica, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1125 North Porter Avenue; Suite 202
Norman, OK
 

Dr. Sherri Durica is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. 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 a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Durica has received the following distinction: Oklahoma Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO and Mercy Hospital Ardmore.

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

Dr. Robert Spain's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Spain attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine.

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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 is a Norman, OK physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She studied medicine at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. She honors 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 practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Norman, OK. She studied medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. She accepts Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Rick McKinney works as an adult oncologist and medical oncologist in Norman, OK. Dr. McKinney studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients.

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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.