We found 6 oncologists who accept Humana Gold 2250/HMO Premier near Lake City, FL.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4520 W Us Highway 90
Lake City, FL
 

Dr. Martin Holzman is a radiation oncologist in Lake City, FL and Gainesville, FL. Dr. Holzman 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. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Holzman has received distinctions including *additional Specialty In Radiation Oncology*; **additional Board Certification In Radiation; and Oncology**.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
289 Sw Stonegate Terrace; Suite #103
Lake City, FL
 

Dr. Uma Iyer specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology and practices in Gainesville, FL and Lake City, FL. Dr. Iyer graduated from Stanley Medical College and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with East Carolina University. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Iyer honors.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
289 Sw Stonegate Terr; Suite #103
Lake City, FL
 

Dr. Vernon Montoya practices adult hematology and adult oncology. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Booth Memorial Hospital, Dr. Montoya attended medical school at the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Radiation Oncology
795 Sw State Rd 47
Lake City, FL
 

Dr. Mark Thompson's specialties are hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and radiation oncology. He practices in Lake City, FL and City, FL. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4520 W Us Highway 90
Lake City, FL
 

Dr. Bobby Harrison is a radiation oncologist. She studied medicine at East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine. Dr. Harrison 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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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
289 Sw Stonegate Terrace; Suite 103
Lake City, FL
 

Dr. Waseem Khan is a Lake City, FL physician who specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Khan is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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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.