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We found 7 medical oncologists who accept Humana near Lake Worth, FL.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4801 S Congress Avenue; Suite 201
Lake Worth, FL
 

Dr. Andrea Rosenberg is an adult oncologist and medical oncologist in Lake Worth, FL. She attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine. She accepts 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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Dr. Miguel C Araneo, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4685 S Congress Avenue; Suite 200
Lake Worth, FL
 

Dr. Miguel Araneo's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Luis Razetti School of Medicine. Dr. Araneo is professionally affiliated with Bethesda Health.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4801 S Congress Avenue; Suite 201
Lake Worth, FL
 

Dr. Sujal Shah's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He obtained his medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah accepts.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3450 Lantana Road; Suite 100
Lake Worth, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Patterson is an oncologist and medical oncologist in Lake Worth, FL. Dr. Patterson is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Humana, and Medicare. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Patterson attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4801 S. Congress Avenue; #201
Lake Worth, FL
 

Dr. Raymond Tsao's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Lake Worth, FL. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tsao accepts.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4801 S Congress Avenue; Suite 201
Lake Worth, FL
 

Dr. Abraham Schwarzberg specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Schwarzberg accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4801 S Congress Avenue; Suite 201
Lake Worth, FL
 

Dr. Talya Schwarzberg's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

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What is Medical Oncology?

Medical oncologists are physicians who treat cancer through the use of medication, usually chemotherapy. Often a medical oncologist is the doctor in charge of a cancer patient’s health care, and this doctor may organize and coordinate all the care the patient receives, even that from other specialists.

Oncologist is a fancy word for a physician who treats cancer. There are three main types of oncologists: surgical oncologists perform surgery, radiation oncologists provide radiation therapy, and medical oncologists treat cancer with chemotherapy and other medication. There are also other distinctions between oncologists. For example, some oncologists specialize only in one or two tumor types (such as breast cancer or lung cancer), and pediatric oncologists only treat children and teens. However, all medical oncologists will be knowledgeable about the use of medicine to treat cancer.

While traditional chemotherapy is the most common medication used to treat cancer, other medications that a medical oncologist might use include hormonal therapies (such as Tamoxifen) or a newer kind of treatment called targeted therapy. Targeted therapy medications act only on cancer cells, while chemotherapy acts on all dividing cells in the body.

The care provided by medical oncologists usually begins when cancer is first suspected. They diagnose and stage cancer, or describe how serious it is. Medical oncologists are often the ones to explain to patients where their cancer is located, how severe their case is, and what treatment is recommended. They manage treatment and follow-up care after the cancer is removed, or they provide palliative care for patients whose cancer cannot be successfully treated.

Medical oncologists typically work with a group of health care providers that form a cancer team to provide care for each patient. The cancer team can include other physicians (such as oncologists and pathologists), oncological nurses, or social workers. Each specialist brings a very specific set of skills to the team, so working together as one unit, they offer a greater breadth of knowledge and skills for each patient.