We found 8 oncologists who accept Coventry Silver HMO near Fort Myers, FL.

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Dr. Michael Joseph Katin, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Diagnostic Radiology
8931 Colonial Center Drive; Suite 100
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Michael Katin's specialties are radiation oncology and diagnostic radiology. He practices in Fort Myers, FL, Naples, FL, and Port Charlotte, FL. Dr. Katin attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Lankenau Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Lee County Unit, American Cancer; Society President; and Charlotte County Unit, American Cancer. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Medical Center, Yonkers and Bayfront Health. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Katin's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Rafael William Blanco, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4371 Veronica S Shoemaker Boulevard
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Rafael Blanco is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. The average patient rating for Dr. Blanco is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Blanco accepts. After attending the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Tulane University School of Medicine, Dr. Blanco completed his residency training at Tampa General Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Blanco speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and Tampa Community Hospital.

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Dr. Geetha J Kamath, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4371 Veronica S Shoemaker Boulevard
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Geetha Kamath is a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Clearwater, FL, Saint Petersburg, FL, and Fort Myers, FL. Dr. Kamath's clinical interests encompass bone marrow aspiration. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Kasturba Medical College. Dr. Kamath completed her residency training at Helene Fuld Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Kamath (or staff) speaks Hindi. She is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration

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

Dr. Michael McCleod is a hematologist and oncologist in Fort Myers, FL and Myers, FL. Dr. McCleod takes 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 Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Dr. David J Rice, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2234 Colonial Boulevard
Ft. Myers, FL
 

Dr. David Rice's medical specialty is radiation oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. Dr. Rice attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. He honors 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. Larry N Silverman, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
5280 Summerlin Commons Way
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Larry Silverman specializes in radiation oncology. He honors 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 the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Silverman is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Dr. Stephen J Patrice, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2270 Colonial Boulevard
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Patrice, who practices in Sarasota, FL, Fort Myers, FL, and Venice, FL, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Patrice is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Patrice trained at a hospital affiliated with Harvard University. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
4371 Veronica S Shoemaker Blvd; Fort
Myers, FL
 

Dr. Eric Harris works as an adult hematologist and adult oncologist in Daytona Beach, FL and Myers, FL. He attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He honors Coventry, Coventry Carelink, and Coventry Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.
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