We found 9 oncologists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueSelect Everyday Health Premier near Lady Lake, FL.

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

Dr. Vasundhara Iyengar specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Iyengar accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at Bangalore University, she performed her residency at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Iyengar (or staff) speaks Spanish, Kannada, and Tamil. Dr. Iyengar is professionally affiliated with South Lake Hospital.

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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 practices adult hematology and adult oncology in Lady Lake, FL. Dr. Cultrera studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cultrera accepts.

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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. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Kamath's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center.

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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 practices general surgery, vascular surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) in The Villages, FL. He is especially interested in abdominal surgery. Dr. Golkar accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine. He completed his residency training 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 is a hematologist and oncologist in The Villages, FL. Dr. Reyes 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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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1540 Clemente Court
The Villages, FL
 

Dr. Herman Flink is a The Villages, FL physician who specializes in radiation oncology. Dr. Flink honors 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 UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School.

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

Dr. Marays Veliz sees patients in Lady Lake, FL. Her medical specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. She honors 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 Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1503 Buenos Aires Boulevard; Building 140
The Villages, FL
 

Dr. Rakesh Rohatgi is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist. He is a graduate of Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rohatgi accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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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 practices in The Villages, FL. She honors 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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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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