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Dr. Carlos A Osmon, MD
Specializes in Other, Medical Oncology, Hematology
200 Allen Memorial Drive; Suite 302-b
Bremen, GA
 

Dr. Carlos Osmon is a medical specialist in medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders). Dr. Osmon is affiliated with WellStar Paulding Hospital, WellStar Cobb Hospital, and WellStar Douglas Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He trained at Roger Williams Medical Center for residency. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Dr. Navin P Wadehra, MD
Specializes in Other, Medical Oncology, Hematology
200 Allen Memorial Drive; Suite 302-b
Bremen, GA
 

Dr. Navin Wadehra is a medical oncologist and hematologist. He is professionally affiliated with WellStar Paulding Hospital, WellStar Cobb Hospital, and WellStar Douglas Hospital. Dr. Wadehra graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Patients gave Dr. Wadehra an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Michael B Andrews, MD
Specializes in Other, Medical Oncology, Hematology
200 Allen Memorial Drive; Suite 302-b
Bremen, GA
 

Dr. Michael Andrews' medical specialty is medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders). His hospital/clinic affiliations include WellStar North Fulton Hospital, WellStar Cobb Hospital, and WellStar Douglas Hospital. Before performing his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dr. Andrews attended Medical College of Georgia for medical school. Dr. Andrews takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Andrews has received the following distinction: Atlanta Super Doctors.

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Dr. Sujatha Hariharan, MD
Specializes in Other, Medical Oncology, Hematology
200 Allen Memorial Drive; Suite 302-b
Bremen, GA
 

Dr. Sujatha Hariharan's specialties are medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders). She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Hariharan's training includes a residency program at Temple University Hospital. Her professional affiliations include WellStar Paulding Hospital, WellStar Cobb Hospital, and WellStar Douglas Hospital.

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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.
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