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We found 125 oncologists who accept United Healthcare Silver HMO near Englewood, FL.

Dr. Damian Abel Laber, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Damian Laber is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. After attending the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Huron Hospital and South Pointe Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and bleeding. Dr. Laber is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Laber has received professional recognition including the following: Best Teaching Faculty, University of Louisville, JG Brown Cancer Center. His professional affiliations include Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bleeding, Kidney Cancer, Sarcoma, Skin Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Leukemia, Hemophilia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter Anthony Johnstone, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
12902 Usf Magnolia Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Peter Johnstone is a specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Johnstone is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Johnstone graduated from Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and then Dr. Johnstone performed Dr. Johnstone's residency at National Cancer Institute. Dr. Johnstone is professionally affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center.

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Dr. Louis Benjamin Harrison, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
12902 Magnolia Drive, Chair; Department of Radiology
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Louis Harrison's medical specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Harrison honors 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 SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Harrison (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. Dr. Harrison is affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE).

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Dr. Douglas Scott Reintgen, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Douglas Reintgen is a physician who specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Reintgen is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Reintgen is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Reintgen is accepting new patients. Dr. Reintgen is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Reintgen's residency was performed at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Reintgen has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Dr. Mohamed Abd El Karim Kharfan Dabaja, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
12902 Magnolia Drive Fob-3; Department of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Mohamed Kharfan-Dabaja, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Kharfan-Dabaja takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland. He is affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center.

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Dr. Mitchel Scott Hoffman, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
2 Tampa General Circle; Tgh Cancer Center 3 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Mitchel Hoffman works as a gynecologic oncologist in Tampa, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Hoffman include ovarian disease, cancer, and vaginal problems. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Hoffman 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. He has received distinctions including Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition; Examiner, Gyn Oncology Subspecialty Oral Exam, ABOG; and Examiner, Basic Oral Exam, ABOG. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Ovarian Disease, Cancer, Uterine Problems, Tumor, Vaginal Problems, Pelvic Pain

Dr. Charles Everard Cox, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
2 Tampa General Circle, Tampa; Floor 33606
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Charles Cox is a surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Cox include breast cancer and breast reconstruction. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cox graduated from the University of Utah School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Cox completed a residency program at Duke University Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Cancer, Breast Surgery, Breast Issues, Reconstructive Surgery, Breast Reconstruction, Breast Cancer

Dr. Julie Ann Kish, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
12902 Usf Magnolia Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Julie Kish works as an oncologist and medical oncologist in Tampa, FL. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Kish takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center.

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Dr. Jose Leonel Ochoa-Bayona, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
12902 Usf Magnolia Drive; Fob 3 Bmt
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Jose Ochoa-Bayona is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. Dr. Ochoa-Bayona is affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Ochoa-Bayona attended medical school at Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon Faculty of Medicine.

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Dr. Melissa Alsina, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Medical Oncology
12902 Usf Magnolia Drive; Mdc 44
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Melissa Alsina is a Tampa, FL physician who specializes in adult hematology and medical oncology. Dr. Alsina is professionally affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center. Dr. Alsina attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Dr. Alsina accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Dr. Loretta Suzanne Loftus, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
12902 Usf Magnolia Drive; Mdc 44
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Loretta Loftus is an oncologist, medical oncologist, and hematologist in Tampa, FL. Dr. Loftus is professionally affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center. She studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Loftus 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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Dr. Jingsong Zhang, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
12902 Usf Magnolia Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Jingsong Zhang is a medical specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center. His education and training includes medical school at Peking Union Medical College and residency at New York Downtown Hospital. Dr. Zhang accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Dr. Damon Russell Reed, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology, Medical Oncology
12902 Usf Magnolia Drive; Fob1 Sarcoma Program
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Damon Reed sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. His medical specialties are pediatric hematology, pediatric oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Reed 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 Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Children's Hospital Boston. His professional affiliations include Moffitt Cancer Center and All Children's Hospital.

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Dr. Claudia Elisa Lago Toro, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
4321 N. Macdill Avenue; Suite 203
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Claudia Lago-Toro is a surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist in Tampa, FL. Before performing her residency at Baystate Medical Center, Dr. Lago-Toro attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Dr. Lago-Toro's areas of expertise include breast cancer surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lago-Toro takes. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Lago-Toro's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Breast Cancer Surgery, Breast Surgery

Dr. Ricardo Jorge Gonzalez, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
12902 Magnolia Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Ricardo Gonzalez is a general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist in Tampa, FL. He is professionally affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gonzalez attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for residency.

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Dr. Frederick Lundry Locke, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
12902 Usf Magnolia Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Frederick Locke's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Tampa, FL. He attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. Dr. Locke accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Locke is affiliated with Moffitt Cancer 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.