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We found 69 oncologists who accept BlueOptions Everyday Health 1416 near Gainesville, FL.

Dr. Christopher Ramin Cogle, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1515 Sw Archer Road; Suite #100
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Cogle is a Gainesville, FL physician who specializes in adult oncology and medical oncology. Dr. Cogle has a special interest in myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), and bone marrow transplant. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cogle accepts. Dr. Cogle graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for his residency. His distinctions include: NIH Loan Repayment Award; American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Young Investigator Award; and Top Ten U.S. Young Stem Cell Scientist, British Council. He is conversant in Persian.

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Clinical interests: Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Myelodysplastic Syndromes, Leukemia, Bone Marrow Transplant, Cancer, Acute ... (Read more)

Dr. Kevin Eugene Behrns, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Kevin Behrns sees patients in Gainesville, FL. His medical specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). These areas are among Dr. Behrns's clinical interests: pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). He is a graduate of Mayo Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Mayo Clinic. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Behrns takes. He has received distinctions including Anthony A. Meyer Mentor of the Year Award; Teaching Scholar; and James IV Association Traveling Fellowship.

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Clinical interests: Pancreatic Cancer, Liver Cancer, Liver Disease, Pancreatitis, Cancer

Dr. James Wilfred Lynch Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. James Lynch practices adult oncology and medical oncology. In his practice, Dr. Lynch focuses on chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), hodgkin's lymphoma, and non-hodgkin's lymphoma. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lynch honors. Dr. Lynch graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for residency.

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Clinical interests: Cancer, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Dr. Christiana Marie Shaw, MS, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainsville, FL
 

Dr. Christiana Shaw's specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Areas of expertise for Dr. Shaw include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), thyroid cancer, and adrenal cancer. Dr. Shaw takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Tufts Medical Center. She has received distinctions including Excellence in Teaching, University of Florida College of Medicine; Academic Chief Fellow, Fox Chase Cancer Center; and John A. Ridge Fellow, Fox Chase Cancer Center. Dr. Shaw is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Clinical interests: Adenoma, Skin Cancer, Mastectomy, Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, Melanoma, Thyroid Nodules, Thyroid ... (Read more)

Dr. Mikhail Vaysberg, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Other, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
1600 S. Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Mikhail Vaysberg specializes in facial plastic surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Orlando, FL and Gainesville, FL. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vaysberg graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He speaks Russian. He is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health.

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Dr. Frederic Joseph Kaye, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Frederic Kaye's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He practices in Gainesville, FL. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York for residency. He has indicated that his clinical interests include non-small cell lung cancer, larynx cancer, and thyroid cancer. Dr. Kaye takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kaye speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Clinical interests: Larynx Cancer, Oral Cancer, Lung Problems, Salivary Gland Problems, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Non-Small ... (Read more)

Dr. William Birdsall Slayton, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. William Slayton specializes in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology and practices in Gainesville, FL. Dr. Slayton graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and leukemia. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His distinctions include: Eugene F. Tubbs M.D., J.D. Award, University of Florida College of Medicine and Hugh and Cornelia Carithers Awards, University of Florida Department of Pediatrics. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Colon Cancer, Leukemia, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Non-Hodgkin's ... (Read more)

Dr. Nam Hoang Dang, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1600 Sw Archer Road -; box 100278
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Nam Dang is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Gainesville, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Dang include chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and non-hodgkin's lymphoma. Dr. Dang is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). He graduated from Harvard Medical School and then he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Dang 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.

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Clinical interests: Cancer, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Lymphoma, Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Dr. Sanda Aung Tan, PhD, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Sanda Tan's areas of specialization are surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Tan's clinical interests include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and colostomy. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Emory University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. Dr. Tan's professional affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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Clinical interests: Rectal Prolapse, Colitis, Colostomy, Fecal Incontinence, Hemorrhoid Surgery, Polyps, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Long Hoang Dang, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Long Dang's areas of specialization are adult oncology and medical oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dang include bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and colon cancer. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. His training includes residency programs at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota.

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Clinical interests: Liver Cancer, Skin Cancer, Colon Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Cancer, Kidney Problems, Melanoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas J George Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Thomas George is a physician who specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, colon cancer, and stomach cancer. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. George honors. Dr. George's distinctions include: Fellow, American College of Physicians; 2011 Exemplary Teacher, College of Medicine; and Excellence in Research Award, Department of Medicine, UF. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Clinical interests: Liver Cancer, Polyps, Colon Cancer, Liver Disease, Pancreas Problems, Esophageal Cancer, Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bradley Scott Fletcher, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1600 Sw Archer Road; Box 100278
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Bradley Fletcher is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He works in Gainesville, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fletcher include bleeding disorders. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fletcher honors. Before performing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Fletcher attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Fletcher's distinctions include: Veterans Administration Advanced Career Development Awardee; American Heart Association Career Development Awardee; and Florida Biomedical Research Program NIR Awardee. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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Clinical interests: Bleeding Disorders

Dr. Steven John Hughes, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Critical Care
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Steven Hughes' specialties are surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and critical care (intensive care medicine). Clinical interests for Dr. Hughes include liver disease, pancreatitis, and laparoscopic gallbladder removal. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). Dr. Hughes studied medicine at Mayo Medical School. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hughes's distinctions include: American College of Surgeons Faculty Research Fellowship; American College of Surgeons Robert V. Danto Memorial Cancer Research Award; and Frederick A. Coller Surgical Society Resident Research Award.

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Clinical interests: Pancreatic Cancer, Gallstones, Liver Cancer, Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal, Abscesses, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Paul Staal, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Staal practices adult oncology and medical oncology in Gainesville, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: breast cancer and melanoma. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). Dr. Staal graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. 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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Clinical interests: Cancer, Melanoma, Brain Tumor, Breast Cancer

Dr. Molly Helen Weidner Mandernach, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Molly Mandernach specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology and practices in Gainesville, FL. Her clinical interests include cancer and sickle cell disease. Dr. Mandernach is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. She attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Mandernach trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Mandernach 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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Clinical interests: Sickle Cell Disease, Cancer

Dr. Robert Alan Zlotecki, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Robert Zlotecki is a radiation oncology specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and gamma knife radiosurgery. Dr. Zlotecki's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. 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. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School for residency.

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Clinical interests: Bone Cancer, Larynx Cancer, Sarcoma, Bone Problems, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Colon Cancer, Soft ... (Read more)

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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.