We found 5 medical oncologists who accept United Healthcare Catastrophic 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 practices adult oncology and medical oncology. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is a graduate of Penn State College of Medicine.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Bethesda Health. Dr. Araneo attended medical school at Luis Razetti School of Medicine. He is in-network 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 Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4801 S Congress Avenue; Suite 201
Lake Worth, FL
 

Dr. Sujal Shah specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He graduated from Rush Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Shah is in-network 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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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4801 S. Congress Avenue; #201
Lake Worth, FL
 

Dr. Raymond Tsao is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He 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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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4801 S Congress Avenue; Suite 201
Lake Worth, FL
 

Dr. Abraham Schwarzberg works as a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Lake Worth, FL. He is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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.