We found 8 oncologists who accept BlueCare All Copay 1565 near Davenport, FL.

Dr. Syed Waseemuddin Ahmed, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
40124 Us Highway; 27 Suite 203
Davenport, FL
 

Dr. Syed Ahmed specializes in medical oncology and practices in Winter Haven, FL and Davenport, FL. Dr. Ahmed is professionally affiliated with Winter Haven Hospital and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center. He graduated from Technical University of Santiago (UTESA). His training includes a residency program at Ohio Valley Medical Center. Dr. Ahmed 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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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
40107 Hwy 27
Davenport, FL
 

Dr. Randy Heysek practices radiation oncology. He 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. He attended the University of Florida College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Dr. Heysek is professionally affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
40100 Us Highway 27
Davenport, FL
 

Dr. Amit Shah specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology and practices in Sebring, FL and Davenport, FL. Dr. Shah is affiliated with Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad and residency at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He 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.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
40100 Us Highway 27
Davenport, FL
 

Dr. Sandra Sha works as a radiation oncologist in Lakeland, FL and Davenport, FL. Dr. Sha has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Harvard Radiation Oncology Program, Dr. Sha attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Sha's professional affiliations include Lakeland Regional Health (LRH) and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
40107 Hwy 27 North
Davenport, FL
 

Dr. Jaydev Avashia's specialties are adult oncology and medical oncology. He practices in Lake Wales, FL and Davenport, FL. He is affiliated with Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center. Dr. Avashia is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending Medical College Baroda for medical school, he completed his residency training at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
40100 Us Highway 27
Davenport, FL
 

Dr. Syed Ahmed works as an oncologist and medical oncologist. Dr. Ahmed takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His education and training includes medical school at Penn State College of Medicine and residency at Cleveland Clinic. He is professionally affiliated with Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2243 North Boulevard W
Davenport, FL
 

Dr. Susan Ross' areas of specialization are adult oncology and medical oncology. Dr. Ross is professionally affiliated with Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center. She is in-network 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 La Salle University, Mexican Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Washington Hospital Center. She has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
40107 Us Highway 27
Davenport, FL
 

Dr. Wasif Riaz's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Riaz is professionally affiliated with Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Riaz takes. He graduated from Nishtar Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo for his residency.

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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.