We found 4 oncologists who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Silver 04/100 near Green Valley, AZ.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1315 S. Lacanada Drive
Green Valley, AZ
 

Dr. David Vonk works as a radiation oncologist in Tucson, AZ and Green Valley, AZ. After attending the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school, he completed his residency training at Arizona Health Sciences Center. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1315 S La Canada Drive
Green Valley, AZ
 

Dr. Robert Gin works as a radiation oncologist in Green Valley, AZ and Tucson, AZ. After attending the University of Arizona College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Gin completed his residency training at the University Medical Center, Tucson and Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1315 S La Canada Drive
Green Valley, AZ
 

Dr. Bruce Porterfield sees patients in Green Valley, AZ. His medical specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Porterfield honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing his residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center, Dr. Porterfield attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1315 S. La Canada Drive
Green Valley, AZ
 

Dr. Catherine Azar is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Patients gave Dr. Azar an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. She trained at Jacobi Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center for residency.

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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.
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