We found 3 medical oncologists who accept Humana Open Access near Columbus, OH.

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Dr. Robert Dean Rupert Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
181 Taylor Avenue
Columbus, OH
 

Dr. Robert Rupert is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His clinical interests include lung cancer, hodgkin's lymphoma, and non-hodgkin's lymphoma. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rupert is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Rupert's training includes a residency program at Ohio State University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center (OSUCCC) - James, Memorial Health System, and Ohio State University (OSU) Wexner Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Blood Cancers, Sickle Cell Disease, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Neuroendocrine Tumors, Blood ... (Read more)

Dr. Cassandra Natalie Grenade, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
181 Taylor Avenue
Columbus, OH
 

Dr. Cassandra Grenade's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Ohio State University Medical Center for residency. These areas are among Dr. Grenade's clinical interests: leukemia, lung cancer, and spine tumor. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is affiliated with Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center (OSUCCC) - James, Memorial Health System, and Ohio State University (OSU) Wexner Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer, Neuroendocrine Tumors, Blood Disorders, Leukemia, Spine Tumor, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Anterpreet S Neki, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
460 W. 10th Avenue
Columbus, OH
 

Dr. Anterpreet Neki is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His clinical interests encompass blood cancers and gastrointestinal cancer. He is affiliated with Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center (OSUCCC) - James, Memorial Health System, and Ohio State University (OSU) Wexner Medical Center. Dr. Neki takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He studied medicine at Maulana Azad Medical College. He completed his residency training at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College, D.C. General Hospital, and G.B. Pant Hospital. Dr. Neki (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi.

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Clinical interests: Blood Cancers, Sarcoma, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Blood Disorders, Head and Neck Cancer

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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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