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We found 8 oncologists who accept Coventry Silver near Brandon, FL.

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

Dr. James Lapolla's medical specialty is gynecologic oncology. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Lapolla's clinical interests: breast biopsy, laser surgery, and robotic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital, and St. Petersburg General Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Lapolla completed residency programs at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) and a hospital affiliated with the University of California.

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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 is a specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He works in Brandon, FL and Tampa, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Tummel include breast cancer surgery. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Tummel attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Tummel 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.

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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's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Brandon, FL and Tampa, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Wright attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Wright is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Dr. Shalin Ramesh Shah, MD, DO
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3402 West Dr. Mlk Jr. Boulevard; Suite 100
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Shalin Shah is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Shah average 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah honors. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Shah's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Tampa Community Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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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 is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She works in Brandon, FL and Tampa, FL. Dr. Melchert accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Tampa Community Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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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's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cogburn is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Cogburn trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for her residency.

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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 medical specialist in gynecologic oncology. She has a special interest in da vinci surgery. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Stine studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Stine completed her residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. She speaks Medical Spanish. She is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Randy Kahn's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Dr. Kahn is a graduate of New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kahn completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His professional affiliations include South Bay Hospital, Tampa Community Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Brachytherapy

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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.