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We found 102 providers matching biopsy and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 02/100 near Belleair, FL.

Dr. Frederick Lawrence Dewberry, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Nephrology
617 Lakeview Road; Suite C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Frederick Dewberry's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Dewberry include renal (kidney) biopsy and dialysis. Dr. Dewberry's professional affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. 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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Relevant Interests: , renal (kidney) biopsy

All Interests: Renal Biopsy, Dialysis

Dr. Kathleen Gardiner Allen, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
303 Pinellas Street; #310
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Kathleen Allen is a specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She works in Clearwater, FL. Her clinical interests include breast cancer surgery, cancer, and breast issues. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Dr. Allen performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with East Tennessee State University (ETSU). She is professionally affiliated with BayCare Medical Group.

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Clinical Interests: Breast Cancer Surgery, Cancer, Breast Issues

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 37
  • Uninsured Cost: $921
  • Medicare Cost: $234
Dr. Michael J Brucculeri, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1055 S Fort Harrison Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Michael Brucculeri's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, geriatric health, and kidney problems. Dr. Brucculeri is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Brucculeri 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. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , renal (kidney) biopsy

All Interests: Diabetes, Kidney Problems, Renal Biopsy, Dialysis, Geriatric Health

Dr. Peter William Blumencranz, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
400 Pinellas Street; Suite 200
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Peter Blumencranz sees patients in Clearwater, FL. His medical specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Blumencranz include breast biopsy, breast cancer surgery, and breast issues. Dr. Blumencranz is affiliated with BayCare Medical Group. Dr. Blumencranz accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then he performed his residency at New York Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , breast biopsy

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Lumpectomy, Skin Cancer, Mastectomy, Breast Cancer Surgery, Breast Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 87
  • Uninsured Cost: $921
  • Medicare Cost: $235
Dr. Martin Joseph Milne, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
25400 Us Highway 19 N; Suite 201
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Martin Milne is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Dr. Milne's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include cleft lip and palate, dental implant surgery, and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). He is affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Milne's training includes residency programs at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Milne (or staff) speaks German and French.

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Relevant Interests: , biopsy

All Interests: Facial Problems, Laser Surgery, Skin Issues, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, Dental Implant ... (Read more)

Dr. Gordon Howard Zuerndorfer, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1831 N Belcher Road; Suite G-1
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Gordon Zuerndorfer is an orthopedic surgeon in Clearwater, FL. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Zuerndorfer's areas of expertise include knee problems, carpal tunnel syndrome, and laser surgery. 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. Dr. Zuerndorfer graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center and Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , biopsy

All Interests: Auto Injuries, Foot Surgery, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Implant Surgery, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Susan St. Clair St Clair Roper, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
2467 Enterprise Road, Suite A; Suite A
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Susan Roper is a pediatric dermatologist and surgical dermatologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Roper average 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Roper include nail issues, cryotherapy, and shingles. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Roper attended Emory University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Roper include: Revlon Dermatology Foundation Grant Fellowship Award, Dermatology Foundation; Chief Resident, Department of Dermatology, Emory University School of Medicine; and Surgeon of the Year, Florida Society of Dermatologic Surgery. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Roper's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Cryosurgery, Skin Cancer, Facial Problems, Spider Veins, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Laser Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 609
  • Uninsured Cost: $103 - $216
  • Medicare Cost: $60 - $172
Dr. Kathy Lynn Anderson, DO
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
510 E. Druid Road; Suite A
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Kathy Anderson is a surgical dermatologist in Clearwater, FL. Dr. Anderson's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include nail issues, hair problems, and psoriasis. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Anderson accepts. Dr. Anderson studied medicine at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Malden Hospital. She has received the distinction of **other Specialty: Dermatologic Laser Surgery**. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Tampa General Hospital (TGH). Dr. Anderson's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Nail Issues, Skin Issues, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 183
  • Uninsured Cost: $134 - $135
  • Medicare Cost: $99 - $104
Dr. Robert Michael Pepper, MD, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
8200 Bryan Dairy Road; Suite 101
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Robert Pepper is a physician who specializes in family medicine and emergency medicine. He is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Dr. Pepper studied medicine at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , biopsy

All Interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Hypertension, Obesity, High Cholesterol, Injuries, Breast Exam, Menopause, ... (Read more)

Dr. Satinderpal Singh Sondhi, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
1831 N Belcher Road; Suite F-1
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Satinderpal Sondhi's areas of specialization are adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Sondhi's areas of expertise include the following: hemorrhoid banding, hepatitis, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at India. Dr. Sondhi has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. In addition to English, he speaks Punjabi.

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Clinical Interests: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Hemorrhoid Banding, Endoscopy, Hepatitis, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 360
  • Uninsured Cost: $650 - $967
  • Medicare Cost: $147 - $229
Dr. David Cheong, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. David Cheong practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of clinical interest consist of cancer and musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Cheong's professional affiliations include All Children's Hospital, Orlando Health, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Cheong obtained his medical school training at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and performed his residency at Orlando Regional Medical Center. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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Clinical Interests: Hip Problems, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,346
  • Medicare Cost: $456
Dr. Priyadarshini Gopinath Rao, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
10707 66th Street N; Suite A
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Priyadarshini Rao specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Pinellas Park, FL and Tampa, FL. Dr. Rao is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Northside Hospital and Heart Institute's residency program. On average, patients gave her a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Her professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , biopsy

All Interests: Depression, Immunization, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Sleep Apnea, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. George Edward Burns, MD
Specializes in Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
1122 Druid Road E
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. George Burns specializes in dermatopathology and MOHS-micrographic surgery and practices in Clearwater, FL. Patient reviews placed Dr. Burns at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Burns include nail issues, phototherapy (light therapy), and contact dermatitis. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He graduated from Albany Medical College and then he performed his residency at Boston Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Burns (or staff) speaks Swedish, Spanish, and German. Dr. Burns is professionally affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Contact Dermatitis, Skin Cancer, Laser Surgery, Nail Issues, Skin Issues, Skin of Color, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 260
  • Uninsured Cost: $120
  • Medicare Cost: $97
Dr. Edison Ngo Tan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1840 N. Highland Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Edison Tan is an internist. Dr. Tan is conversant in Filipino. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tan include alcohol abuse, nutrition counseling, and hemorrhoid banding. He obtained his medical school training at International and performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. The average patient rating for Dr. Tan is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tan 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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Relevant Interests: , endometrial biopsy

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Auto Injuries, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement ... (Read more)

Dr. Pothen Jacob, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3901 66th Street N; Suite 201
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Pothen Jacob specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Jacob's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include hepatitis and colonoscopy. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jacob takes. He obtained his medical school training at Christian Medical College, Vellore and performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Jacob's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Hepatobiliary Disorders, Hepatitis, Colonoscopy

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 175
  • Uninsured Cost: $650 - $967
  • Medicare Cost: $130 - $171
Dr. Mihir Bhagwanji Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1300 S Fort Harrison Avenue; Suite 100
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Mihir Patel's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Patel's areas of clinical interest consist of gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), hepatitis, and colonoscopy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. He graduated from B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. He takes 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: Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Hepatitis, Colonoscopy

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 95
  • Uninsured Cost: $650 - $967
  • Medicare Cost: $156 - $235

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What is a Biopsy?

A biopsy is a procedure performed to remove a small sample of cells for testing. The cells are examined in a laboratory to check for disease, or sometimes to see how badly a known disease is affecting them. Biopsy can be performed on any part of the body.

Although biopsy is most often associated with cancer, it can also be used to check for other diseases, such as infections. A biopsy sample can be scraped, cut, collected with a needle, taken with a machine that punches out a tiny piece, or removed with the tiny tools in an endoscope.

In most cases, a biopsy is a simple outpatient procedure. Depending on your procedure, you may need to stop taking certain medications beforehand, such as blood thinners. Be certain to tell your doctor if you are pregnant, as certain biopsies require the use of x-rays to guide the needle to the right location. There is usually very little pain associated with a biopsy. You will have to wait a few days to hear the results.