Finding Providers
loading

We found 8 medical oncologists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueSelect near Largo, FL.

Filter By:
Showing 1-8 of 8
Dr. Sung Tae Byun, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Sung Byun is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. The average patient rating for Dr. Byun is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Byun (or staff) speaks the following languages: Korean, Spanish, and Portuguese. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

Read more

Clinical interests: Cancer, Blood Disorders

Dr. Lane Douglas Ziegler, DO
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
8787 Bryan Dairy Road
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Lane Ziegler specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Ziegler has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise consist of cancer, bone marrow aspiration, and spinal manipulation. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing his residency at Grandview Medical Center, Dr. Ziegler attended A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school.

Read more

Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Cancer, Spinal Manipulation

Dr. Nuruddin Jooma, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
303 Pinellas Street; Suite #330
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Nuruddin Jooma is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Clearwater, FL. Dr. Jooma accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Jooma trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Jooma (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Dunedin Hospital and Morton Plant Hospital.

Read more
Dr. Geetha Jayaprakash Kamath, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1417 S Belcher Road
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Geetha Kamath, who practices in Saint Petersburg, FL and Clearwater, FL, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. On average, patients gave Dr. Kamath a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include bone marrow aspiration. Her professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kamath honors. After attending Kasturba Medical College for medical school, Dr. Kamath completed her residency training at Helene Fuld Medical Center. Dr. Kamath (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

Read more

Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Abdominal Paracentesis, Burns, Joint Aspiration, Suprapubic Bladder ... (Read more)

Dr. Kerry E Chamberlain, DO
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
100 Highland Avenue
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Kerry Chamberlain specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Largo, FL. Dr. Chamberlain's areas of expertise include the following: cancer and blood disorders. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center. After completing medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Doctors Hospital. Dr. Chamberlain 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.

Read more

Clinical interests: Cancer, Blood Disorders

Dr. Don Danh Luong, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
100 Highland Avenue
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Don Luong's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Luong attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Dr. Luong (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

Read more
Dr. Hitesh Chimanbhai Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
400 Pinellas Street; Suite 300
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Hitesh Patel's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Hindi. His areas of expertise include chemotherapy. Dr. Patel's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Dunedin Hospital and Morton Plant Hospital. He graduated from Kasturba Medical College. Dr. Patel's training includes a residency program at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

Read more

Clinical interests: Chemotherapy

Dr. Gregoire Henri Bergier, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
100 Highland Avenue Ne
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Gregoire Bergier's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He practices in Clearwater, FL and Largo, FL. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Dunedin Hospital and Morton Plant Hospital. He 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. Dr. Bergier's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Bergier (or staff) speaks the following languages: German and French.

Read more

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Foreign Language

Online Communication

Practice Affiliation

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Years Since Graduation

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.