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We found 11 medical oncologists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueSelect Everyday Health near Clearwater, FL.

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Dr. Sung Tae Byun, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Sung Byun is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His average patient rating 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. Byun accepts. Dr. Byun (or staff) speaks Korean, Spanish, and Portuguese. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Cancer, Blood Disorders

Dr. Nuruddin Jooma, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
400 Pinellas Street; Suite 300
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Nuruddin Jooma is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Clearwater, FL. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Jooma's education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Jooma (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Dr. Edgar G Miranda, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3280 N Mcmullen Booth Road; Suite 200
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Edgar Miranda, who practices in Clearwater, FL, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He speaks Spanish. His clinical interests encompass cancer. Dr. Miranda is professionally affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital. After completing medical school at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Dr. Miranda performed 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, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Clinical interests: Cancer

Dr. Geetha Jayaprakash Kamath, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1417 S Belcher Road
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Geetha Kamath's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in bone marrow aspiration. The average patient rating for Dr. Kamath is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kamath is an in-network provider for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Kamath obtained her medical school training at Kasturba Medical College and performed her residency at Helene Fuld Medical Center. Dr. Kamath (or staff) speaks Hindi. She is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Abdominal Paracentesis, Burns, Joint Aspiration, Suprapubic Bladder ... (Read more)

Dr. Jose Alemar, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3280 N Mcmullen Booth Road; Suite 200
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Jose Alemar's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. The average patient rating for Dr. Alemar is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). In addition to English, Dr. Alemar speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Dr. Idelfia Altagracia Marte, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3280 N Mcmullen Booth Road; Suite 200
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Idelfia Marte practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. In addition to English, Dr. Marte speaks Spanish. In her practice, Dr. Marte focuses on cancer. She is professionally affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital and Morton Plant Hospital. After completing medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, Dr. Marte performed her residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and NYU Langone Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Marte accepts.

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Clinical interests: Cancer

Dr. Kerry E Chamberlain, DO
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
100 Highland Avenue
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Kerry Chamberlain is a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Largo, FL and Tampa, FL. Dr. Chamberlain's areas of expertise include cancer and blood disorders. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chamberlain accepts. He attended A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Doctors Hospital for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Cancer, Blood Disorders

Dr. Don Danh Luong, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
100 Highland Avenue
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Don Luong is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center. Dr. Luong honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Luong (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese.

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Dr. Hitesh Chimanbhai Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
400 Pinellas Street; Suite 300
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Hitesh Patel specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. In his practice, he is particularly interested in chemotherapy. Dr. Patel's professional affiliations include Mease Dunedin Hospital and Morton Plant Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Kasturba Medical College and performed his residency at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. 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.

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Clinical interests: Chemotherapy

Dr. Gregoire Henri Bergier, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
100 Highland Avenue Ne
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Gregoire Bergier's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. For his residency, Dr. Bergier trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Bergier 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. Dr. Bergier (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: German and French. He is professionally affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Dr. Jennifer Lynn Ball, DO
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3280 N Mcmullen Booth Road; Suite 200
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Jennifer Ball's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Her professional affiliations include Mease Dunedin Hospital and Morton Plant Hospital. Dr. Ball honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She graduated from West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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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.