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We found 9 oncologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO near Brandon, FL.

Dr. James Peter La Polla, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
621 Lumsden Professional Center
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. James Lapolla specializes in gynecologic oncology and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL and Brandon, FL. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Lapolla's clinical interests: breast biopsy, laser surgery, and robotic surgery. 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. Lapolla graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) and a hospital affiliated with the University of California. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Breast Biopsy, Ectopic Pregnancy, Abdominal Problems, Laser Surgery, Hysterectomy, Gynecologic ... (Read more)

Dr. Evan Kenneth Tummel, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
602 Vonderburg Drive; Suite 101
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Evan Tummel specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Areas of expertise for Dr. Tummel include breast cancer surgery. Dr. Tummel is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School 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 EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Liver Cancer, Consultation, Genetic Counseling, Esophageal Cancer, Breast Cancer Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

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

Dr. David Wright is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Brandon, FL and Tampa, FL. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Wright's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Julia Cogburn specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Cogburn accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital 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 works as an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Tampa, FL and Brandon, FL. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Weaver completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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

Dr. Magda Melchert's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; she sees patients in Brandon, FL and Tampa, FL. She attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Melchert accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Her professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Tampa Community Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Dr. Jessica Eileen Stine, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
Suite 101, Bay Area Women's Cancer Care; 602 Vonderburg
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Jessica Stine is a Brandon, FL physician who specializes in gynecologic oncology. Her clinical interests include da vinci surgery. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Stine completed her residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Stine speaks Medical Spanish. Her professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Vaginal Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Endometrial Cancer, Da Vinci Surgery, Hysterectomy, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Randy Kahn, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
823 S. Parsons
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Randy Kahn practices radiation oncology in Sun City Center, FL and Brandon, FL. Dr. Kahn honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). He is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital, Tampa Community Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Brachytherapy

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

Dr. Edward Reller's specialties are adult oncology and medical oncology. He practices in Dover, FL. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine.

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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.