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Dr. Gerald H Sokol, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology
17240 Cortez Boulevard
Brooksville, FL
 

Dr. Gerald Sokol works as a radiation oncologist and medical oncologist. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. In Dr. Sokol's practice, he is particularly interested in radiation therapy. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Indiana University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital, U.S. Public Health Service Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Dr. Sokol speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Ayman Barakat, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
17240 Cortez Boulevard
Brooksville, FL
 

Dr. Ayman Barakat specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Barakat (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and French. Dr. Barakat's professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill. He attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He takes 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: Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Kidney Problems, Mediastinal Tumor, Ovarian Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer

Dr. Gajanan A Kulkarni, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
17240 Cortez Boulevard
Brooksville, FL
 

Dr. Gajanan Kulkarni's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He practices in New Port Richey, FL, Brooksville, FL, and Spring Hill, FL. He graduated from Seth G.S. Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Kulkarni trained at Nassau Hospital, Long Island and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. In his practice, Dr. Kulkarni focuses on bone marrow aspiration, bone marrow biopsy, and blood disorders. He 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. In addition to English, Dr. Kulkarni (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Kulkarni is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Bone Marrow Biopsy, Blood Disorders

Dr. Vikas Malhotra, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
7154 Medical Center Drive
Spring Hill, FL
 

Dr. Vikas Malhotra is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Spring Hill, FL and Brooksville, FL. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Malhotra 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. Before performing his residency at Miami Valley Hospital, Dr. Malhotra attended Maulana Azad Medical College for medical school. Dr. Malhotra (or staff) speaks Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville, BayCare Physician Partners, and Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

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Dr. Mamta Tarak Choksi, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
17240 Cortez Boulevard
Brooksville, FL
 

Dr. Mamta Choksi's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She 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. Dr. Choksi obtained her medical school training at Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College and performed her residency at Queens Hospital Center. Dr. Choksi (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. She is affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

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Clinical interests: Cancer, Blood Disorders

Dr. Raju V Rao, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
17240 Cortez Boulevard
Brooksville, FL
 

Dr. Raju Rao is a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Brooksville, FL, Spring Hill, FL, and New Prot Richey, FL. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. His education and training includes medical school at World University and residency at Temple University Hospital, Episcopal Campus. Dr. Rao is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville, BayCare Physician Partners, and Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

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Dr. David Thomas Wenk, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
17240 Cortez Boulevard
Brooksville, FL
 

Dr. David Wenk, who practices in New Port Richey, FL, Tampa, FL, and Brooksville, FL, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Wenk obtained his medical school training at Ross University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. 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 is affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
7154 Medical Center Drive
Spring Hill, FL
 

Dr. Mary Li is an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville, Dr. Li attended Tian Jin Medical University for medical school. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Li honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Li (or staff) speaks Spanish, Chinese, and Haitian Creole. Dr. Li's professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville, BayCare Physician Partners, and Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

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Dr. Jorge Ayub, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
17240 Cortez Boulevard
Brooksville, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Ayub is an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Hudson, FL, New Port Richey, FL, and Tampa, FL. For his residency, Dr. Ayub trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. He has a special interest in cancer and blood disorders. Dr. Ayub accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

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Clinical interests: Cancer, Blood Disorders

Dr. Kapisthalam Swaminathan Kumar, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
17240 Cortez Boulevard
Brooksville, FL
 

Dr. Kapisthalam Kumar is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. His clinical interests include bone marrow aspiration. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kumar graduated from Stanley Medical College and Chengalpattu Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Kumar completed a residency program at Detroit Receiving Hospital. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration

Dr. Shilen Narendra Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
7154 Medical Center Drive
Spring Hill, FL
 

Dr. Shilen Patel, who practices in Spring Hill, FL, Tampa, FL, and Brooksville, FL, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended St. George's University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Patel's professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville, BayCare Physician Partners, and Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

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Clinical interests: Cancer, Blood Disorders

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
17240 Cortez Boulevard
Brooksville, FL
 

Dr. Ramana Dutt's medical specialty is adult oncology and medical oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill. Before completing his residency at Shands HealthCare, Dr. Dutt attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Dutt 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. Dr. Dutt has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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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.