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We found 6 oncologists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida near Land O Lakes, FL.

Dr. Gajanan A Kulkarni, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
5802 State Rd 54
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Gajanan Kulkarni specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. In his practice, Dr. Kulkarni focuses on bone marrow aspiration, bone marrow biopsy, and blood disorders. His professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill. Dr. Kulkarni takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Seth G.S. Medical College and then he performed his residency at Nassau Hospital, Long Island and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Kulkarni (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Bone Marrow Biopsy, Blood Disorders

Dr. Richard Francis McDonough, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
Land O Lakes - Multi Specialty Campus; 2100 Via Bella Boulevard
Land O Lakes, FL
 

Dr. Richard McDonough is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include palliative care, lymphoma, and research. His professional affiliations include Florida Medical Clinic and Bayfront Health Dade City. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Dr. McDonough performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. 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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Clinical interests: Research, Lung Problems, Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma, Breast Issues, Colon Problems, Palliative Care

Dr. Kapisthalam Swaminathan Kumar, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
5802 State Road 54
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Kapisthalam Kumar's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Kumar include bone marrow aspiration. Dr. Kumar is affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill. He is a graduate of Stanley Medical College and Chengalpattu Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Kumar trained at Detroit Receiving Hospital. He honors 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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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration

Dr. Samina Reza, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
Land O Lakes - Multi Specialty Campus; 2100 Via Bella Boulevard
Land O Lakes, FL
 

Dr. Samina Reza's specialties are adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). She practices in Zephyrhills, FL, Dade City, FL, and Land O Lakes, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Reza include lymphoma. Dr. Reza accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending Sindh Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Reza is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital North, and Florida Medical Clinic.

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Clinical interests: Lung Problems, Lymphoma, Breast Issues, Colon Problems

Dr. Ramana Dutt, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
5802 State Rd 54
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Ramana Dutt's specialties are adult oncology and medical oncology. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Dutt's residency was performed at Shands HealthCare. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Dr. Christine Gail Simone, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
Land O Lakes - Multi Specialty Campus; 2100 Via Bella Boulevard
Land O Lakes, FL
 

Dr. Christine Simone is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. These areas are among Dr. Simone's clinical interests: lymphoma and cancer survivorship. She is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic and Bayfront Health Dade City. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Simone attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Breast Issues, Cancer Survivorship, Gastrointestinal Problems, Lymphoma, Deep Vein Thrombosis

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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.