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We found 19 oncologists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueCare Essential near Fort Myers, FL.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3680 Broadway; 21st Century Oncology, Inc
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Michael Katin is a radiation oncologist in Fort Myers, FL, Cape Coral, FL, and Point Charlotte, FL. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Lankenau Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Katin attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: Fellow, American College Of Physicians; Fellow, American College Of Radiology; and President; Lee County Unit, American Cancer. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Lee Memorial Health System, St. Joseph's Medical Center, Yonkers, and Bayfront Health Punta Gorda. Dr. Katin's practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3680 Broadway; 21st Century Oncology, Inc
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Dosoretz specializes in radiation oncology. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Dosoretz attended the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Dosoretz speaks Spanish. Dr. Dosoretz is affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
8931 Colonial Center Drive; #300
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Michael McCleod specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology and practices in Fort Myers, FL and Myers, FL. He attended medical school at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. McCleod 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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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3680 Broadway; 21st Century Oncology, Inc
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. James Rubenstein is a radiation oncologist. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda. Dr. Rubenstein honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Rubenstein speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
5280 Summerlin Commons Way
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. David Rice works as a radiation oncologist. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Rice accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Venice Regional Bayfront Health, Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
3840 Broadway
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Syed Zafar is a Fort Myers, FL physician who specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Zafar honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
8931 Colonial Center Drive; #300
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Lowell Hart is an adult hematologist and adult oncologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Hart is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hart graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Upstate Medical University.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2270 Colonial Boulevard
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Patrice works as a radiation oncologist in Sarasota, FL, Port Charlotte, FL, and Punta Gorda, FL. Dr. Patrice's hospital/clinic affiliations include Venice Regional Bayfront Health, Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. He attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Harvard Radiation Oncology Program for residency. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patrice honors.

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Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
8931 Colonial Center Drive; Suite 400
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. James Orr is a medical specialist in gynecologic oncology. Dr. Orr takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
Fort
Myers, FL
 

Dr. Michael Raymond is a physician who specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
8931 Colonial Center Drive; Suite 400
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Edward Grendys specializes in gynecologic oncology. Dr. Grendys accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
12781 World Plaza Lane; Suite 1
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Bhanuprsad Koneru works as a hematologist and oncologist in Fort Myers, FL. He attended medical school at Andhra Medical College. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, 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
5280 Summerlin Commons Way
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Larry Silverman works as a radiation oncologist in Sarasota, FL, Punta Gorda, FL, and Venice, FL. Dr. Silverman 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 attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Bayfront Health Punta Gorda.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
21st Century Oncology - Colonial/fort Myers - Fort Myers; 2234 Colonial Boulevard
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Dwight Fitch is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Sarasota, FL, Bradenton, FL, and Venice, FL. Dr. Fitch is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. Before performing his residency at Beaumont Hospitals, Dr. Fitch attended the University of Michigan Medical School. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fitch honors.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
3840 Broadway
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Francisco Rodriguez's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. He practices in Fort Myers, FL. He studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Rodriguez honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3680 Broadway
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Alan Brown is a radiation oncologist in Fort Myers, FL. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. 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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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.