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

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

Dr. Gajanan Kulkarni sees patients in New Port Richey, FL, Brooksville, FL, and Spring Hill, FL. His medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. These areas are among his clinical interests: bone marrow aspiration, bone marrow biopsy, and blood disorders. Dr. Kulkarni accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His education and training includes medical school at Seth G.S. Medical College and residency at Nassau Hospital, Long Island and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. In addition to English, Dr. Kulkarni (or staff) speaks Hindi. His professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

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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's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He practices in Dade City, FL, Zephyrhills, FL, and Land O Lakes, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. McDonough include palliative care, lymphoma, and research. 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. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and a graduate of Jackson Memorial Medical Center's residency program. Dr. McDonough's professional affiliations include Florida Medical Clinic and Bayfront Health Dade City.

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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 specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He practices in New Port Richey, FL, Brooksville, FL, and Spring Hill, FL. He has a special interest in bone marrow aspiration. Dr. Kumar is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Stanley Medical College and Chengalpattu Medical College and performed his residency at Detroit Receiving Hospital. Dr. Kumar's professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

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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 works as an adult oncologist, medical oncologist, and hematologist. She has a special interest in lymphoma. Dr. Reza is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital North, and Florida Medical Clinic. She 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. Dr. Reza obtained her medical school training at Sindh Medical College and performed her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County.

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

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 practices in Brooksville, FL, Spring Hill, FL, and New Port Richey, FL. Dr. Dutt 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. He studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He trained at Shands HealthCare for his residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

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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 works as a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Land O Lakes, FL, Zephyrhills, FL, and Dade City, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Simone include lymphoma and cancer survivorship. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Simone studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Simone's hospital/clinic affiliations include Florida Medical Clinic and Bayfront Health Dade City.

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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.
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