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We found 19 oncologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Platinum near Bay Pines, FL.

Dr. Sung Tae Byun, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
8787 Bryan Dairy Road; Suite 210
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Sung Byun is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. The average patient rating for Dr. Byun is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Byun (or staff) speaks the following languages: Korean, Spanish, and Portuguese. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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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 is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Pinellas Park, FL. He attended the University of Nevada School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah for residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Miercort accepts 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. Lane Douglas Ziegler, DO
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
8787 Bryan Dairy Road; Suite 210
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Lane Ziegler specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Ziegler has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise consist of cancer, bone marrow aspiration, and spinal manipulation. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing his residency at Grandview Medical Center, Dr. Ziegler attended A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Cancer, Spinal Manipulation

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

Dr. Syed Abid is an adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders) specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Abid's areas of expertise include cancer, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and bone marrow aspiration. 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. He attended medical school at Sindh Medical College. His training includes residency programs at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center, and Forest Park Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Abid (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Abid is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Brain Cancer, Sickle Cell Disease, Cancer, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Waldenstrom ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Anilkumar Raiker's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. In addition to English, Dr. Raiker (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Raiker has indicated that his clinical interests include cancer and blood disorders. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. Dr. Raiker studied medicine at Goa Medical College. His residency was performed at North General Hospital, Mount Sinai Medical Center, and the University of Maryland Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Raiker honors.

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Clinical interests: Bone Problems, Cancer, Blood Disorders, Chemotherapy

Dr. John Andrew Peterson, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1615 Pasadena Avenue S.; Suite 400
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. John Peterson is an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Saint Petersburg, FL. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Peterson is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and a graduate of Parkland Health & Hospital System's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Paracentesis, PET Scan, Bone Problems, Nuclear Scan, Thoracentesis, MRI, Biopsy, Diagnostic Lumbar ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Pratibha Desai specializes in adult hematology and medical oncology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Desai include diabetes, breast biopsy, and bone marrow aspiration. She has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Desai attended the University of Mumbai and L.T. Municipal Medical College for medical school. Dr. Desai (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Breast Biopsy, Colon Cancer, Diabetes, Leukemia, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Frank Franzese is a specialist in radiation oncology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU), Dr. Franzese attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Franzese's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. 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.

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Dr. Zucel Solc, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
6600 66th Street N
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Zucel Solc practices radiation oncology in Pinellas Park, FL. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and St. Petersburg General Hospital. Dr. Solc honors 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 Cayetano Heredia University. Dr. Solc's medical residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital. He speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Geetha Kamath, who practices in Saint Petersburg, FL and Clearwater, FL, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. On average, patients gave Dr. Kamath a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include bone marrow aspiration. Her professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kamath honors. After attending Kasturba Medical College for medical school, Dr. Kamath completed her residency training at Helene Fuld Medical Center. Dr. Kamath (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Abdominal Paracentesis, Burns, Joint Aspiration, Suprapubic Bladder ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Don Luong's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Luong attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Dr. Luong (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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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 practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Diaz's areas of expertise consist of bone marrow aspiration and HIV/AIDS. He is professionally affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Patient reviews placed Dr. Diaz at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Bone Problems, Injections, Chemotherapy, HIV/AIDS

Dr. Henry Earl Cotman, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
6449 38th Avenue N; Suite C-3
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Henry Cotman is a radiation oncology specialist. Before completing his residency at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, Dr. Cotman attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cotman's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Consultation

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

Dr. Kevin Tralins specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Largo, FL. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Tralins attended medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His areas of expertise consist of breast augmentation, breast biopsy, and nutrition counseling. Patient ratings for Dr. Tralins average 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Robert Joseph Miller, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
6600 66th Street N
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Robert Miller specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Pinellas Park, FL. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Miller attended Ohio State University College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
10000 Bay Pines Boulevard
Bay Pines, FL
 

Dr. Yaman Suleiman specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology and practices in Winter Park, FL and Bay Pines, FL. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Suleiman is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Orlando Health and Bay Pines VA Healthcare System.

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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.