We found 26 oncologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Platinum near Bay Pines, FL.

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Dr. Anilkumar Narottam Raiker, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
6499 38th Avenue N; Suite G1
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Anilkumar Raiker specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Raiker has a special interest in cancer and blood disorders. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at the University of Mumbai, he performed his residency at North General Hospital, the University of Maryland Medical Center, and Howard University Hospital. Dr. Raiker (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Clinical interests: Cancer, Blood Disorders

Dr. Craig Randall Miercort, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
6600 66th Street N
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Craig Miercort's specialty is radiation oncology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Miercort honors. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah, Dr. Miercort attended the University of Nevada School of Medicine. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and BayCare Physician Partners.

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Dr. Syed Hasan Abid, MD
Specializes in Other, Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, Hematology
5000 Park Street N; Suite 1017
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Syed Abid is a medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders) specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL, Hudson, FL, and Largo, FL. He graduated from Sindh Medical College and then he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center, and Deaconess Hospital. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Abid include lymphoma. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abid accepts. Dr. Abid (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Lymphoma, Blood Disorders

Dr. Frank Philip Franzese, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
6600 66th Street N
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Frank Franzese is a radiation oncologist in Pinellas Park, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Franzese honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Dr. John A Peterson, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1615 Pasadena Avenue South; Suite 400
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. John Peterson specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Peterson's clinical interests include blood disorders. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and a graduate of Parkland Health & Hospital System's residency program. Dr. Peterson (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Chinese, and Vietnamese.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders

Dr. Geetha J Kamath, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
5767 49th Street N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Geetha Kamath is a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Clearwater, FL, Saint Petersburg, FL, and Fort Myers, FL. Dr. Kamath's clinical interests encompass bone marrow aspiration. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Kasturba Medical College. Dr. Kamath completed her residency training at Helene Fuld Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Kamath (or staff) speaks Hindi. She is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration

Dr. Pratibha Kirit Desai, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Medical Oncology
5000 Park Street N; Suite 1017
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Pratibha Desai practices adult hematology and medical oncology in Saint Petersburg, FL. Before completing her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Desai attended medical school at the University of Mumbai. Her clinical interests include diabetes, breast biopsy, and bone marrow aspiration. Patient ratings for Dr. Desai average 2.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Desai (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Breast Biopsy, Diabetes

Dr. Kevin Seth Tralins, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
8787 Bryan Dairy Road; Suite 120
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Kevin Tralins works as a radiation oncologist in Largo, FL. Dr. Tralins has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He has indicated that his clinical interests include breast augmentation, breast biopsy, and nutrition counseling. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners and Morton Plant Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Tralins speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Breast Augmentation, Breast Biopsy, Laser Surgery, Mastectomy, Nutrition Counseling

Dr. Vu Tran Ho, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1615 Pasadena Avenue South; Suite 400
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Vu Ho is an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Ho is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Ho completed residency programs at Baylor University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He speaks Vietnamese. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Dr. Maria Maragos Maragos, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
3801 Park Street N; Suite 4
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Maria Gregory's medical specialty is gynecologic oncology. Dr. Gregory (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Greek. She is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. She attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for residency. Dr. Gregory's average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more.

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Dr. Richard A Knipe, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1615 Pasadena Avenue South; Suite 400
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Richard Knipe practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Knipe (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese. Dr. Knipe's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. After attending the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Knipe's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Dr. Don D Luong, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
8787 Bryan Dairy Road; Suite 210
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Don Luong's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Luong (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Largo Medical Center, and Morton Plant Hospital. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Luong is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Dr. Kerry E Chamberlain, DO
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
8787 Bryan Dairy Road; Suite 210
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Kerry Chamberlain is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Largo, FL. Dr. Chamberlain is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Doctors Hospital. His professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Dr. Jennifer L Ball, DO
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
8787 Bryan Dairy Road; Suite 210
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Jennifer Ball works as an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Clearwater, FL and Largo, FL. She is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Ball attended West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency.

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Dr. Gregoire H Bergier, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
8787 Bryan Dairy Road; Suite 210
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Gregoire Bergier works as a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Clearwater, FL and Largo, FL. Dr. Bergier (or staff) speaks German and French. Dr. Bergier's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and Largo Medical Center. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Michael Diaz, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1615 Pasadena Avenue S; Suite 400
South Pasadena, FL
 

Dr. Michael Diaz's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. The average patient rating for Dr. Diaz is 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in bone marrow aspiration and HIV/AIDS. Dr. Diaz's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Diaz takes. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, HIV/AIDS

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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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