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We found 6 medical oncologists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions Everyday Health Premier near Boca Raton, FL.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1601 Clint Moore Road; Suite 180
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Rogelio Brito works as an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. He is professionally affiliated with Bethesda Health. Dr. Brito graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Brito include: South Florida Super Doctors and Boca Raton Super Doctors.

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Dr. Mindy Sue Bohrer, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1601 Clint Moore Road; Suite 180
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Mindy Bohrer practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Bohrer is affiliated with Bethesda Health. She graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. She 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. Jacy Villa Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1601 Clint Moore Road; Suite 180
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Jacy Villa is a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. Dr. Villa is affiliated with Bethesda Health. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Villa accepts.

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Dr. Felix Angel Rodriguez-Pinero, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1601 Clint Moore Road; Suite 180
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Felix Rodriguez-Pinero's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rodriguez-Pinero attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Bethesda Health.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
690 Meadows Road
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Louise Morrell practices adult oncology and medical oncology. Dr. Morrell studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Her average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. She 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. She has received distinctions including South Florida Super Doctors and Boca Raton Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1192 E. Newport Ctr Drive
Deerfield Beach, FL
 

Dr. Reshma Mahtani is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mahtani graduated from the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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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.