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 works as a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Byun 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. Byun (or staff) is conversant in Korean, Spanish, and Portuguese. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center and BayCare Health System.

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Clinical interests: Cancer, Blood Disorders

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 sees patients in Clearwater, FL. His medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Miranda include cancer. Dr. Miranda 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 obtained his medical school training at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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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 is a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Saint Petersburg, FL and Clearwater, FL. Dr. Kamath (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Kamath's clinical interests include bone marrow aspiration. She is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. She is a graduate of Kasturba Medical College and a graduate of Helene Fuld Medical Center's residency program. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kamath is in-network for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Abdominal Paracentesis, Blood Tests, Tracheal Suctioning, Burns, Joint ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Idelfia Marte is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Marte include cancer. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Dunedin Hospital and Morton Plant Hospital. She 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. She attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and NYU Langone Medical Center for residency. She speaks Spanish.

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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 works as an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Largo, FL. His areas of expertise include cancer and blood disorders. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Chamberlain attended A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Doctors Hospital. His professional affiliations include Largo Medical Center and BayCare Health System.

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Clinical interests: Cancer, Blood Disorders

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

Dr. Don Luong sees patients in Largo, FL. His medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. In addition to English, Dr. Luong (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Luong's professional affiliations include Largo Medical Center and BayCare Health System. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Luong attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. 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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Dr. Hitesh C Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
400 Pinellas Street; Suite 300
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Hitesh Patel, who practices in Clearwater, FL, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He has a special interest in chemotherapy. Dr. Patel honors 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 Kasturba Medical College. His residency was performed at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Patel's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Dunedin Hospital and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Chemotherapy

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

Dr. Gregoire Bergier's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bergier trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Bergier (or staff) speaks German and French. Dr. Bergier's professional affiliations include Mease Dunedin Hospital and Morton Plant Hospital.

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

Dr. Jose Alemar is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Clearwater, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Alemar average 5.0 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Dunedin Hospital and Morton Plant Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Jennifer Ball, who practices in Clearwater, FL, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Ball attended West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Ball is affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital and Morton Plant Hospital.

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

Dr. Nuruddin Jooma is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Jooma studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jooma honors. In addition to English, Dr. Jooma (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Dunedin Hospital and Morton Plant Hospital.

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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.
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