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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
123 Royal Burgess Way
Mcdonough, GA
 

Dr. Ayman Al-Hakim is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. Dr. Al-Hakim is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Huron Hospital and Howard University Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is professionally affiliated with WellStar Spalding Regional Hospital.

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Dr. Gerald Alan Goldklang, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1045 Southcrest Drive; Suite 200
Stockbridge, GA
 

Dr. Gerald Goldklang, who practices in Fayetteville, GA, Stockbridge, GA, and Atlanta, GA, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His clinical interests encompass bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and chemotherapy. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goldklang takes. Dr. Goldklang is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine and a graduate of Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center's residency program. He is conversant in Filipino. Dr. Goldklang's professional affiliations include WellStar Spalding Regional Hospital and WellStar Atlanta Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Bone Problems, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Chemotherapy

Dr. Satyanarayan K Reddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1050 Eagles Landing Parkway; Suite 202
Stockbridge, GA
 

Dr. S. Reddy is a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in lung cancer, breast cancer, and lymphoma. Dr. Reddy is professionally affiliated with Emory Clinic. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of Osmania Medical College. Dr. Reddy's training includes a residency program at Cabrini Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Breast Cancer, Melanoma

Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1045 Southcrest Drive; Suite 200
Stockbridge, GA
 

Dr. Ruth Sarmiento's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; she sees patients in Stockbridge, GA. Dr. Sarmiento's areas of expertise include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. She is professionally affiliated with WellStar Spalding Regional Hospital and WellStar Atlanta Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sarmiento takes. Dr. Sarmiento graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Dr. Palamalai Mahizhnan, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1050 Eagles Landing Parkway; Suite 20
Stockbridge, GA
 

Dr. Palamalai Mahizhnan practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Patient ratings for Dr. Mahizhnan average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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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