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We found 7 oncologists who accept United Healthcare Bronze HMO near Clearwater, FL.

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

Dr. Sung Byun specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Patient ratings for Dr. Byun average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Byun takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Byun (or staff) speaks Korean, Spanish, and Portuguese. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Cancer, Blood Disorders

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's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She is affiliated with BayCare Medical Group. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Gadiyaram graduated from Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Tirupati. For her residency, Dr. Gadiyaram trained at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center. Dr. Gadiyaram (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu and Hindi.

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

Dr. Ben Yan practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Yan obtained his medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. 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 professional affiliations include BayCare Medical Group, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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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 specialty is radiation oncology. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Toonkel graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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

Dr. Kathleen Allen works as a cancer surgeon. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Allen include breast cancer surgery, cancer, and breast issues. 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 obtained her medical school training at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with East Tennessee State University (ETSU). Dr. Allen is professionally affiliated with BayCare Medical Group.

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Clinical interests: Breast Cancer Surgery, Cancer, Breast Issues

Dr. Hector Alejandro Arango, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1005 Pinellas Street
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Hector Arango is a specialist in gynecologic oncology. He works in Clearwater, FL. He speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: chemotherapy, endometrial biopsy, and hysteroscopy. Dr. Arango's professional affiliations include BayCare Medical Group, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Arango attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Arango takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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

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

Dr. Peter Blumencranz is a surgical oncologist. Dr. Blumencranz's areas of expertise include breast biopsy, breast cancer surgery, and breast issues. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Medical Group. He attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Blumencranz trained at New York Hospital for his residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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

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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.