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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's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Largo, FL and Clearwater, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. 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. Byun (or staff) is conversant in Korean, Spanish, and Portuguese. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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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 works as an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. Dr. Jooma honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His 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) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Hindi. His professional affiliations include 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's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He attended Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. His clinical interests encompass cancer. Dr. Miranda takes 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, 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 specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in bone marrow aspiration. Dr. Kamath's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She accepts Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Kasturba Medical College and then went on to complete 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, Blood Tests, Tracheal Suctioning, Burns, Joint ... (Read more)

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 sees patients in Clearwater, FL. Her medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Marte include cancer. She is affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital and Morton Plant Hospital. Dr. Marte accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Marte obtained her medical school training at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and performed her residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and NYU Langone Medical Center. In addition to English, 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 practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Largo, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Chamberlain include cancer and blood disorders. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Doctors Hospital, Dr. Chamberlain attended medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Chamberlain is 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 specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Largo, FL. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center. Dr. Luong honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Luong (or staff) is conversant in 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, who practices in Clearwater, FL, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Patel's clinical interests include chemotherapy. His professional affiliations include Mease Dunedin Hospital and Morton Plant 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. He studied medicine at Kasturba Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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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 is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Clearwater, FL and Largo, FL. Dr. Bergier (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: German and French. He is affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital and Morton Plant Hospital. For his residency, Dr. Bergier trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bergier honors.

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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 a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Alemar's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Dunedin Hospital and Morton Plant Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He is conversant in Spanish.

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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 is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She works in Clearwater, FL. She attended medical school at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Ball completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Her 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.