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

Dr. Gerald Sokol's specialties are radiation oncology and medical oncology. In his practice, Dr. Sokol focuses on radiation therapy. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sokol takes. After attending Indiana University School of Medicine, Dr. Sokol completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital, U.S. Public Health Service Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Winter Haven, FL, Spring Hill, FL, and New Port Richey, FL. Dr. Barakat 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. After completing medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. In addition to English, Dr. Barakat (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

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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 specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. In his practice, Dr. Kulkarni focuses on bone marrow aspiration, bone marrow biopsy, and blood disorders. His professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill. Dr. Kulkarni 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 Seth G.S. Medical College and then he performed his residency at Nassau Hospital, Long Island and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Kulkarni (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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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 practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Malhotra's professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville, BayCare Physician Partners, and Bayfront Health Spring Hill. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Malhotra graduated from Maulana Azad Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Malhotra completed a residency program at Miami Valley Hospital. Dr. Malhotra (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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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 is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She attended medical school at Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Choksi completed a residency program at Queens Hospital Center. She 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. Dr. Choksi (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Brooksville, FL, Spring Hill, FL, and New Prot Richey, FL. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville, BayCare Physician Partners, and Bayfront Health Spring Hill. He is a graduate of World University and a graduate of Temple University Hospital, Episcopal Campus' residency program. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rao accepts.

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

Dr. Jorge Ayub's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He practices in Hudson, FL, New Port Richey, FL, and Tampa, FL. Dr. Ayub's medical residency was performed at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. In his practice, he is particularly interested in cancer 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, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

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Clinical interests: Cancer, Blood Disorders

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

Dr. David Wenk specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in New Port Richey, FL, Tampa, FL, and Brooksville, FL. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wenk 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. He graduated from Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Wenk completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). His professional affiliations include 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 a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Tian Jin Medical University, Dr. Li performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. In addition to English, Dr. Li (or staff) speaks Spanish, Chinese, and Haitian Creole. She is affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville, BayCare Physician Partners, and Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

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

Dr. Shilen Patel's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Spring Hill, FL, Tampa, FL, and Brooksville, FL. Dr. Patel's hospital/clinic affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville, BayCare Physician Partners, and Bayfront Health Spring Hill. After completing medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Kumar include bone marrow aspiration. Dr. Kumar is affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill. He is a graduate of Stanley Medical College and Chengalpattu Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Kumar trained at Detroit Receiving Hospital. He honors 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: Bone Marrow Aspiration

Dr. Ramana Dutt, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
17240 Cortez Boulevard
Brooksville, FL
 

Dr. Ramana Dutt's specialties are adult oncology and medical oncology. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Dutt's residency was performed at Shands HealthCare. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He 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.