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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's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He practices in New Port Richey, FL, Brooksville, FL, and Spring Hill, FL. Before completing his residency at Nassau Hospital, Long Island and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, Dr. Kulkarni attended medical school at Seth G.S. Medical College. Dr. Kulkarni is especially interested in bone marrow aspiration, bone marrow biopsy, and blood disorders. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kulkarni (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Kulkarni is professionally affiliated with 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 areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His clinical interests include palliative care, lymphoma, and research. Dr. McDonough takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. McDonough attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He is affiliated with 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 is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. His clinical interests include bone marrow aspiration. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill. Dr. Kumar honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Stanley Medical College and Chengalpattu Medical College. Dr. Kumar's residency was performed at Detroit Receiving Hospital.

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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 sees patients in Zephyrhills, FL, Dade City, FL, and Land O Lakes, FL. Her medical specialties are adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Reza include lymphoma. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Reza graduated from Sindh Medical College and then she performed her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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

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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. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Shands HealthCare. Dr. Dutt takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Dutt is professionally 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 specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Her areas of expertise consist of lymphoma and cancer survivorship. Dr. Simone honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with 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.