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We found 5 oncologists who accept Coventry Bronze Ded Only HSA Eligible HMO PD near Davenport, FL.

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Dr. Sandra J Sha, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
40100 Us Highway 27
Davenport, FL
 

Dr. Sandra Sha specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Lakeland, FL and Davenport, FL. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She 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 Tufts University School of Medicine, Dr. Sha completed her residency training at Harvard Radiation Oncology Program. Her professional affiliations include Lakeland Regional Health (LRH) and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center.

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

Dr. Syed Ahmed is a physician who specializes in medical oncology and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Ahmed accepts 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 Technical University of Santiago (UTESA) and then he performed his residency at Ohio Valley Medical Center. He is affiliated with Winter Haven Hospital and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center.

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

Dr. Amit Shah is a hematologist and oncologist. He is a graduate of B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad and a graduate of Penn Presbyterian Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Shah accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
40107 Hwy 27
Davenport, FL
 

Dr. Randy Heysek's specialty is radiation oncology. He 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 the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Dr. Heysek is affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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

Dr. Jaydev Avashia's areas of specialization are adult oncology and medical oncology; he sees patients in Lake Wales, FL and Davenport, FL. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Avashia obtained his medical school training at Medical College Baroda and performed his residency at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn. He is affiliated with Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center.

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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.