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We found 20 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 specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Byun accepts. Dr. Byun (or staff) speaks Korean, Spanish, and Portuguese. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center and Morton Plant Hospital.

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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. After completing medical school at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. The average patient rating for Dr. Miercort is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Miercort takes 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 practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Largo, FL and Tampa, FL. Before performing his residency at Grandview Medical Center, Dr. Ziegler attended A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. In his practice, Dr. Ziegler focuses on cancer, bone marrow aspiration, and spinal manipulation. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. 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. Ziegler's hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Cancer, Spinal Manipulation

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 is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Tampa, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Raiker (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Raiker has indicated that his clinical interests include cancer and blood disorders. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. After completing medical school at Goa Medical College, Dr. Raiker performed his residency at North General Hospital, Mount Sinai Medical Center, and the University of Maryland Medical Center. He is an in-network provider 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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Clinical interests: Bone Problems, Cancer, Blood Disorders, Chemotherapy

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 a physician who specializes in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center, and Forest Park Hospital, Dr. Abid attended medical school at Sindh Medical College. His areas of expertise include cancer, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and bone marrow aspiration. Dr. Abid accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Abid (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. 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 a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Peterson accepts. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. His training includes a residency program at Parkland Health & Hospital System. 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 works as an adult hematologist and medical oncologist in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. She attended medical school at the University of Mumbai and L.T. Municipal Medical College. Her residency was performed at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Desai's areas of expertise consist of diabetes, breast biopsy, and bone marrow aspiration. The average patient rating for Dr. Desai is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Desai takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Desai (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Desai is professionally affiliated with 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. Zucel Solc, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
6600 66th Street N
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Zucel Solc is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and St. Petersburg General Hospital. Dr. Solc honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Cayetano Heredia University and then he performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. He speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Frank Franzese specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Pinellas Park, FL. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Franzese's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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

Dr. Geetha Kamath's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in bone marrow aspiration. The average patient rating for Dr. Kamath is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kamath is an in-network provider for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Kamath obtained her medical school training at Kasturba Medical College and performed her residency at Helene Fuld Medical Center. Dr. Kamath (or staff) speaks Hindi. She is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center.

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

Dr. Jose Alemar, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
8787 Bryan Dairy Road; Suite 320
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Jose Alemar's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. The average patient rating for Dr. Alemar is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). In addition to English, Dr. Alemar speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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

Dr. Don Luong is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center. Dr. Luong honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Luong (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese.

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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 areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL, Tampa, FL, and South Pasadena, FL. 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). These areas are among his clinical interests: bone marrow aspiration and HIV/AIDS. Dr. Diaz's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Diaz is professionally affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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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 specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Cotman takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy, Consultation

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

Dr. Kevin Tralins is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. His areas of clinical interest consist of breast augmentation, breast biopsy, and nutrition counseling. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tralins accepts 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 the University of Washington School of Medicine and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Tralins completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. 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 sees patients in Pinellas Park, FL. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Miller studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for his residency.

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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.