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Dr. Gerald H Sokol, MD
Specializes in Clinical Pharmacology, Radiation Oncology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Diagnostic Radiology
100 Highland Avenue N
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Gerald Sokol is a clinical pharmacology, radiation oncology, and adult oncology specialist in Hudson, FL, Largo, FL, and New Port Richey, FL. Dr. Sokol's areas of expertise include the following: radiation therapy and skin cancer. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 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. Sokol takes. Dr. Sokol attended Indiana University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Massachusetts General Hospital, U.S. Public Health Service Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville, BayCare Physician Partners, and Largo Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Skin Cancer, Radiation Therapy

Dr. Syed Hasan Abid, MD
Specializes in Other, Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, Hematology
1258 West Bay Drive; Suite G
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Syed Abid is a medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders) specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL, Hudson, FL, and Largo, FL. He graduated from Sindh Medical College and then he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center, and Deaconess Hospital. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Abid include lymphoma. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abid accepts. Dr. Abid (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Lymphoma, Blood Disorders

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

Dr. Geetha Kamath is a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Clearwater, FL, Saint Petersburg, FL, and Fort Myers, FL. Dr. Kamath's clinical interests encompass bone marrow aspiration. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Kasturba Medical College. Dr. Kamath completed her residency training at Helene Fuld Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Kamath (or staff) speaks Hindi. She is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration

Dr. Peter William Blumencranz, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
400 Pinellas Street; Suite 200
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Peter Blumencranz's specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Blumencranz attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. His medical residency was performed at New York Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Blumencranz include breast biopsy, breast cancer surgery, and breast issues. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Blumencranz's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Medical Group, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Breast Biopsy, Lumpectomy, Skin Cancer, Mastectomy, Breast Cancer Surgery, Breast Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Alberto Ramon Mizrachi Mizrachi, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
400 Pinellas Street; Mpm Hematology & Oncology Specialists Suite 220
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Alberto Mizrachi is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Panama School of Medicine and a graduate of Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Mizrachi speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Medical Group, and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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Dr. Kathleen Gardiner Allen, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
400 Pinellas Street; Suite 200
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Kathleen Allen's area of specialization is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Allen graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with East Tennessee State University (ETSU). Her areas of expertise consist of breast cancer surgery, cancer, and breast issues. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Her professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Medical Group, and Morton Plant North Bay Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Breast Cancer Surgery, Cancer, Breast Issues

Dr. Charles Athan Brooks, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2560 Enterprise Road E
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Charles Brooks is a Clearwater, FL physician who specializes in radiation oncology. He attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Brooks's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Dr. Vijayakrishna K Gadiyaram, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
400 Pinellas Street; Mpm Hematology & Oncology Specialists Suite 220
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Vijayakrishna Gadiyaram is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Clearwater, FL. She is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Medical Group, and Morton Plant Hospital. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Gadiyaram's education and training includes medical school at Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Tirupati and residency at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center. Dr. Gadiyaram (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu and Hindi.

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Dr. Leonard Manuel Toonkel, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
300 Pinellas Street; Lykes Cancer Pavilion
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Leonard Toonkel's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Toonkel takes. He studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Toonkel's medical residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Toonkel has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Women's Hospital and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Dr. Edgar G Miranda, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
303 Pinellas Street; Suite 230
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Edgar Miranda's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Miranda include cancer. Dr. Miranda 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 attending Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Cancer

Dr. Don D Luong, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1301 2nd Avenue Sw; Suite 290
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Don Luong's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Luong (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Largo Medical Center, and Morton Plant Hospital. 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 is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Dr. Kerry E Chamberlain, DO
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1301 2nd Avenue Sw; Suite 290
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Kerry Chamberlain is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Largo, FL. Dr. Chamberlain is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He 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 BayCare Physician Partners and Morton Plant Hospital.

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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 works as an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Clearwater, FL and Largo, FL. She is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. 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. Ball attended West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency.

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Dr. Gregoire H Bergier, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1301 2nd Avenue Sw; Suite 290
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Gregoire Bergier works as a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Clearwater, FL and Largo, FL. Dr. Bergier (or staff) speaks German and French. Dr. Bergier's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and Largo Medical Center. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He accepts 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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Dr. Hector Alejandro Arango, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1005 Pinellas Street
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Hector Arango is a gynecologic oncology specialist in Clearwater, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Arango include chemotherapy, endometrial biopsy, and hysteroscopy. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Arango 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. After completing medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. In addition to English, Dr. Arango speaks Spanish. Dr. Arango is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Medical Group, and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Laser Surgery, Gynecologic Surgery, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Hitesh Patel is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Clearwater, FL and Largo, FL. Dr. Patel has indicated that his clinical interests include chemotherapy. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Kasturba Medical College. Dr. Patel's training includes a residency program at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Chemotherapy

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What is Oncology?

An oncologist is a physician who is concerned with the treatment of tumors and cancers. Cancer is when cells in the human body grow in an abnormal or out-of-control way. The goal of oncology is to cure a patient’s cancer, or, if the cancer is incurable, to control the cancer and reduce the symptoms for as long as possible.

Oncologists have several roles in their interaction with patients. They diagnose cancer and determine what stage the cancer is in, or to what extent the cancer has grown. They explain the diagnosis and stage to the patient, and they recommend treatment and deliver care. During treatment, oncologists are responsible for maintaining quality of life for their patients by reducing pain and side effects from medications.

There are three main types of oncologists:
  • Medical Oncologists specialize in the use of medications, especially chemotherapy, to kill cancer cells. In some areas, the term “medical oncologist” refers to the oncologist who is overall in charge of making decisions about a patient’s treatment.
  • Surgical Oncologists specialize in surgical treatments for cancer, such as biopsies (where small tissue samples are taken and examined), or surgical removal of tumors and surrounding tissue.
  • Radiation Oncologists specialize in the use of radiation (a kind of high powered x-ray) to kill cancer.

The American Society of Clinical Oncology also recognizes the subspecialties of Gynecological Oncology, which focuses on cancers of the female reproductive tract, and Pediatric Oncology, which deals with cancers that are most common in childhood.

In the United States, nearly one-half of all men and one-third of all women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes. It is an unfortunately common disease that can sometimes be life-threatening. Oncologists provide care to millions of people facing that diagnosis every year.
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