We found 15 medical oncologists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions Essential Health near Brandon, FL.

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Dr. Rafael William Blanco, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
425 S Parsons Avenue; Suite 101
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Rafael Blanco is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. The average patient rating for Dr. Blanco 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. Blanco accepts. After attending the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Tulane University School of Medicine, Dr. Blanco completed his residency training at Tampa General Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Blanco speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and Tampa Community Hospital.

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Dr. Y.K. Peter Kyu Park, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
425 S Parsons Avenue; Suite 101
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Yon Park is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Tampa, FL and Brandon, FL. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Park takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Yonsei University College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Park is conversant in Korean. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Tampa Community Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Dr. David Donald Wright, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
425 S Parsons Avenue; Suite 101
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. David Wright's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He practices in Brandon, FL and Tampa, FL. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Wright attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. 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 is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Dr. Magda Elkabani Elkabari, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
425 S Parsons Avenue; Suite 101
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Magda Melchert is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. Dr. Melchert is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Tampa Community Hospital, and Brandon Regional Hospital. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Christopher B George, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
425 S Parsons Avenue; Suite 101
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Christopher George practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Tampa, FL and Brandon, FL. He is especially interested in blood disorders. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and Tampa Community Hospital. Dr. George attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Letterman Army Medical Center. Dr. George takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders

Dr. Julia A Cogburn, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
403 South Kings Avenue; Suite 100
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Julia Cogburn's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Cogburn graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Her professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Dr. Shalin Ramesh Shah, DO
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
425 S Parsons Avenue; Suite 101
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Shalin Shah is an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 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. Shah accepts. Dr. Shah graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. His professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Tampa Community Hospital, and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Dr. Mark R Robbins, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
425 S Parsons Avenue; Suite 101
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Mark Robbins specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Temple University Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Robbins accepts. Dr. Robbins is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, St. Joseph's Hospital - South, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Dr. Robert Waide Weaver, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
403 South Kings Avenue; Suite 100
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Robert Weaver is a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. Dr. Weaver attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more.

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Dr. Hafeez T Chatoor, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
425 S Parsons Avenue; Suite 101
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Hafeez Chatoor specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Chatoor (or staff) speaks Urdu. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, South Bay Hospital, and Brandon Regional Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and Dow Medical College and residency at Interfaith Medical Center. He honors 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. Julio Lautersztain, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
403 South Kings Avenue; Suite 100
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Julio Lautersztain's medical specialty is adult oncology and medical oncology. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lautersztain accepts. Dr. Lautersztain attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Lautersztain (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Portuguese.

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Dr. Renjitha Tom Ignatius, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
425 S Parsons Avenue; Suite 101
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Renjitha Ignatius' medical specialty is adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram for medical school, Dr. Ignatius completed her residency training at Grant Medical College & Sir J.J. Group of Hospitals and Beaumont Hospitals. Her professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, South Bay Hospital, and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Dr. Matthew Adam Fink, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
403 South Kings Avenue; Suite 100
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Matthew Fink is an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Tampa, FL and Brandon, FL. Dr. Fink is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fink accepts. Before completing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Fink attended medical school at New York Medical College.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
14254 State Road 574
Dover, FL
 

Dr. Edward Reller practices adult oncology and medical oncology. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Other, Medical Oncology
401 Vonderburg Drive
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. George Dermarkar's area of specialization is medical oncology. Dr. Dermarkar honors 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 Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital.

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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.
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