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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's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She practices in Norman, OK. Dr. Clapp is in-network for Medicare insurance. She attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix. She is professionally 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 North Porter Avenue; Suite 202
Norman, OK
 

Dr. Sherri Durica is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She works in Norman, OK. Dr. Durica's patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. She takes Medicare insurance. She graduated from Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Scott and White Healthcare and the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. She 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 is an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. Dr. Spain is a graduate of the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Spain trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
701 E Robinson Street; Suite A 100
Norman, OK
 

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

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

Dr. Maril Weber is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She studied medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Dr. Weber honors Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Rick McKinney sees patients in Norman, OK. His medical specialties are adult oncology and medical oncology. Dr. McKinney's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is a graduate of 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.