We found 25 oncologists who accept United Healthcare Silver near Lakeland, FL.

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Dr. Douglas Scott Reintgen, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
3525 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Douglas Reintgen's medical specialty is general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Reintgen is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Reintgen honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Reintgen's office for an appointment. Dr. Reintgen's education and training includes medical school at Duke University School of Medicine and residency at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Reintgen has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Neeharika Makani practices adult hematology and adult oncology in Lakeland, FL. Dr. Makani accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. Dr. Makani (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Makani is affiliated with Watson Clinic LLP and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). She has a closed panel.

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Specializes in Surgical Oncology
1730 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Moskal specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and practices in Lakeland, FL. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Moskal attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
3525 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Matthew Smith practices urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) in Lakeland, FL. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Smith is professionally affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Smith trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Duke University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1400 Lakeland Hills Boulevard; Women's Center Building A
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Christine Skerbetz's medical specialty is radiation oncology. She is professionally affiliated with Watson Clinic LLP and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). She is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a graduate of Overlook Hospital's residency program. Dr. Skerbetz honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare HSA.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3525 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. William Ghee, who practices in Lakeland, FL, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. He accepts United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Franklin Square Hospital Center and Howard University Hospital, Dr. Ghee attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Richard Cardosi's area of specialization is gynecologic oncology. He is affiliated with Watson Clinic LLP and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). Dr. Cardosi is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. John Barrett's specialty is radiation oncology. He graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Evanston Hospital, National Cancer Institute, and McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Barrett is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Watson Clinic LLP and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
3525 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. G. Hodge's specialties are urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He practices in Lakeland, FL. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hodge honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at Duke University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Hodge completed a residency program at Duke University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
3525 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Richard Boothby is a gynecologic oncologist. After attending the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Shands Jacksonville Medical Center. 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. Dr. Boothby has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Scott Kelley sees patients in Lakeland, FL. His medical specialties are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Kelley is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He 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 Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Kelley is professionally affiliated with Watson Clinic LLP and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1730 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Sandra Sha works as a radiation oncologist in Lakeland, FL and Davenport, FL. Dr. Sha's professional affiliations include Lakeland Regional Health (LRH) and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center. Before completing her residency at Harvard Radiation Oncology Program, Dr. Sha attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. 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, Medical Oncology
3525 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Sushma Nakka is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She works in Lakeland, FL. She is affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Nakka is a graduate of Kakatiya Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Nakka completed residency programs at North General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1730 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Galina Vugman specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She attended Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Vugman is professionally affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3525 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Madhavi Venigalla is a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Lakeland, FL. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Kakatiya Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Venigalla is professionally affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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Dr. Kamal Haider, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3525 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Kamal Haider is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. Dr. Haider graduated from King Edward Medical University. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Haider takes. He is professionally affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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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.