We found 19 oncologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Platinum EPO 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 physician who specializes in radiation oncology. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Lankenau Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Katin has received distinctions including Fellow, American College Of Physicians; Fellow, American College Of Radiology; and President; Lee County Unit, American Cancer. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Medical Center, Yonkers, Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. 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's specialty is radiation oncology. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dosoretz honors. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. James Rubenstein specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Cape Coral, FL, Port Charlotte, FL, and Fort Myers, FL. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Rubenstein speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda.

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

Dr. David Rice works as a radiation oncologist in Port Charlotte, FL, Punta Gorda, FL, and Venice, FL. His professional affiliations include Venice Regional Bayfront Health, Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. Dr. Rice honors 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 Michigan, Dr. Rice attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School.

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

Dr. Michael McCleod is an adult hematologist and adult oncologist in Fort Myers, FL and Myers, FL. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McCleod accepts. Dr. McCleod is a graduate of Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2270 Colonial Boulevard
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Patrice is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. His professional affiliations include Venice Regional Bayfront Health, Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Patrice studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He trained at Harvard Radiation Oncology Program for residency.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4571 Colonail Boulevard; Suite 100
Ft. Meyers, FL
 

Dr. Michael Chancellor, who practices in Oxford, FL and Fort Myers, FL, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Chancellor attended medical school at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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

Dr. James Orr is a gynecologic oncology specialist in Fort Myers, FL. 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 the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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

Dr. Edward Grendys, who practices in Fort Myers, FL, is a medical specialist in gynecologic oncology. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Grendys has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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

Dr. Syed Zafar's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology; he sees patients in Fort Myers, FL. Dr. Zafar is rated highly by his patients. He 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 practices adult hematology and adult oncology in Fort Myers, FL. He studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Upstate Medical University. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hart is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
Fort
Myers, FL
 

Dr. Michael Raymond, who practices in Fort Myers, FL and Myers, FL, is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Raymond 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.

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

Dr. Larry Silverman is a radiation oncology specialist. His professional affiliations include Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Bayfront Health Punta Gorda. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Silverman honors.

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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 physician who specializes in radiation oncology. His professional affiliations include Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fitch accepts. Before completing his residency at Beaumont Hospitals, Dr. Fitch attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3680 Broadway
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Alan Brown is a specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Brown takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School.

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

Dr. Samith Sandadi is a medical specialist in gynecologic oncology. Dr. Sandadi 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. Dr. Sandadi is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Sandadi (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Hebrew, and Sign Language.

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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.