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We found 13 oncologists near Murfreesboro, TN.

Dr. Adetola Adamo Kassim, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3400 Lebanon Pike
Murfreesboro, TN
 

Dr. Adetola Kassim is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Kassim at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kassim include cancer, bone marrow transplant, and stem cell transplant. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Fidelis, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Lagos College of Medicine, Dr. Kassim performed his residency at North General Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Tennessee Valley Healthcare System and Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Leukemia, Bone Marrow Transplant, Stem Cell Transplant, Cancer

Dr. Darren Eugene Mullins, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1840 Medical Center Parkway; Suite 300
Murfreesboro, TN
 

Dr. Darren Mullins' specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mullins's education and training includes medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. He is affiliated with TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1840 Medical Center Parkway; Suite 300
Murfreesboro, TN
 

Dr. Charles Wendt works as a radiation oncologist in Murfreesboro, TN. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Wendt performed his residency at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Thomas Health.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1840 Medical Center Parkway; Suite 300
Murfreesboro, TN
 

Dr. Johann Brandes practices adult critical care, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Murfreesboro, TN. He takes Medicaid insurance. Dr. Brandes is a graduate of Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich Faculty of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Thomas Health.

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Dr. John Homer Barton Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1840 Medical Center Parkway; Suite 300
Murfreesboro, TN
 

Dr. John Barton is an adult oncology and medical oncology specialist in Murfreesboro, TN. Dr. Barton attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

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Dr. Mark Geoffrey Mainwaring, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
Tn Oncology Pllc
Murfreesboro, TN
 

Dr. Mark Mainwaring specializes in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). Dr. Mainwaring's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He is affiliated with Saint Thomas Health.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1840 Medical Center Parkway; Suite 300
Murfreesboro, TN
 

Dr. John Zubkus' areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Murfreesboro, TN. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he performed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Zubkus is professionally affiliated with Saint Thomas Health.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
1840 Medical Center Parkway; Suite 300
Murfreesboro, TN
 

Dr. Victor Gian specializes in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). His hospital/clinic affiliations include TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center and Saint Thomas Health. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Gian attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1840 Medical Center Parkway; Suite 300
Murfreesboro, TN
 

Dr. Christopher Waynick is a hematologist and adult oncologist in Murfreesboro, TN. He attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Thomas Health.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1840 Medical Center Parkway; Suite 102
Murfreesboro, TN
 

Dr. Brian Lee is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. Dr. Lee is affiliated with TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center and Saint Thomas Health. He studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Hahnemann University Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
1840 Medical Center Parkway; Suite 102
Murfreesboro, TN
 

Dr. Yanjun Ma is an adult oncologist, medical oncologist, and hematologist in Murfreesboro, TN. She is affiliated with Saint Thomas Health.

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Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1840 Medical Center Parkway; Suite 300
Murfreesboro, TN
 

Dr. Jeremy McDuffie is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. McDuffie attended medical school at Meharry Medical College. He is affiliated with Saint Thomas Health.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
3400 Lebanon Pike
Murfreesboro, TN
 

Dr. Alan Kennedy specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Kennedy studied medicine at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. He is professionally affiliated with Tennessee Valley Healthcare System.

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What is Oncology?

An oncologist is a physician who is concerned with the treatment of tumors and cancers. Cancer is when cells in the human body grow in an abnormal or out-of-control way. The goal of oncology is to cure a patient’s cancer, or, if the cancer is incurable, to control the cancer and reduce the symptoms for as long as possible.

Oncologists have several roles in their interaction with patients. They diagnose cancer and determine what stage the cancer is in, or to what extent the cancer has grown. They explain the diagnosis and stage to the patient, and they recommend treatment and deliver care. During treatment, oncologists are responsible for maintaining quality of life for their patients by reducing pain and side effects from medications.

There are three main types of oncologists:
  • Medical Oncologists specialize in the use of medications, especially chemotherapy, to kill cancer cells. In some areas, the term “medical oncologist” refers to the oncologist who is overall in charge of making decisions about a patient’s treatment.
  • Surgical Oncologists specialize in surgical treatments for cancer, such as biopsies (where small tissue samples are taken and examined), or surgical removal of tumors and surrounding tissue.
  • Radiation Oncologists specialize in the use of radiation (a kind of high powered x-ray) to kill cancer.

The American Society of Clinical Oncology also recognizes the subspecialties of Gynecological Oncology, which focuses on cancers of the female reproductive tract, and Pediatric Oncology, which deals with cancers that are most common in childhood.

In the United States, nearly one-half of all men and one-third of all women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes. It is an unfortunately common disease that can sometimes be life-threatening. Oncologists provide care to millions of people facing that diagnosis every year.