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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1400 N Us Highway 441; Suite 552
The Villages, FL
 

Dr. Vasundhara Iyengar is a physician who specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Iyengar (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Kannada, and Tamil. She is professionally affiliated with South Lake Hospital. Dr. Iyengar obtained her medical school training at Bangalore University and performed her residency at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center. Dr. Iyengar has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts 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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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1400 N Us Hwy 441; Suite 540
Lady Lake, FL
 

Dr. Sachin Kamath is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Kamath attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school. He is in-network for 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 General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Trauma Surgery
1400 N Us Highway 441; Suite 810
The Villages, FL
 

Dr. Farhaad Golkar, who practices in The Villages, FL, is a medical specialist in general surgery, vascular surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Golkar include abdominal surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Golkar attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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Clinical interests: Abdominal Surgery

Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1400 N Us Highway 441; Suite 924
The Villages, FL
 

Dr. Pablo Reyes specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. He 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. Jennifer Lyn Cultrera, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1400 N Us Highway 441; Suite 540
Lady Lake, FL
 

Dr. Jennifer Cultrera is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. She works in Lady Lake, FL. She attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Cultrera accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
922 Rolling Acres Road; Suite 1
Lady Lake, FL
 

Dr. David Catalano is a radiation oncologist in Lady Lake, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Catalano is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Loma Linda University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1580 Santa Barbara Boulevard
The Villages, FL
 

Dr. Pooja Advani's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. She takes 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
1540 Clemente Court
The Villages, FL
 

Dr. Herman Flink is a radiation oncologist. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Flink studied medicine at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1503 Buenos Aires Boulevard; Building 140
The Villages, FL
 

Dr. Rakesh Rohatgi specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Rohatgi at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rohatgi takes. He studied medicine at Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1400 N Us Highway 441; Suite 540
Lady Lake, FL
 

Dr. Marays Veliz specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. She takes 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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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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