We found 3 medical oncologists who accept Humana Platinum 500/HMO Premier near Canton, GA.

Filter By:
Showing 1-3 of 3
Selecting one of the sort options will cause this page to reload and list providers by the selected sort order.
Dr. Gena H. Volas-Redd MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
average rating 5 stars (2 ratings)
228 Riverstone Drive
Canton, GA
 

Dr. Gena Volas-Redd works as a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Volas-Redd attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. She has received professional recognition including the following: Atlanta Super Doctors. Dr. Volas-Redd (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. She is professionally affiliated with WellStar Paulding Hospital, Georgia Cancer Specialists (GCS), and WellStar Cobb Hospital.

Read more
Dr. Lynn M. Zemsky MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
228 Riverstone Drive
Canton, GA
 

Dr. Lynn Zemsky's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; she sees patients in Canton, GA and Marietta, GA. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Zemsky obtained her medical school training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and performed her residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Her professional affiliations include WellStar Paulding Hospital, WellStar Cobb Hospital, and WellStar Douglas Hospital.

Read more
Dr. Louis C. Garrot M.D.
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
228 Riverstone Drive
Canton, GA
 

Dr. Louis Garrot is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Garrot accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with WellStar Paulding Hospital, WellStar Cobb Hospital, and WellStar Douglas Hospital.

Read more

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Practice Affiliation

Medical School

Residency

Years Since Graduation

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.
Selecting a checkbox option will refresh the page.