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

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Dr. Sung Tae Byun, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Sung Byun is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Largo, FL and Clearwater, FL. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Byun takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Byun (or staff) is conversant in Korean, Spanish, and Portuguese. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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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 and practices in Largo, FL. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. In Dr. Ziegler's practice, he is particularly interested in cancer, bone marrow aspiration, and spinal manipulation. He is professionally affiliated with Largo 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. Dr. Ziegler obtained his medical school training at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Grandview Medical Center.

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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's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jooma accepts. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Jooma (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Jooma is affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital and Morton Plant Hospital.

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

Dr. Geetha Kamath's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; she sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL and Clearwater, FL. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. In Dr. Kamath's practice, she is particularly interested in bone marrow aspiration. She is an in-network provider for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Helene Fuld Medical Center, Dr. Kamath attended Kasturba Medical College for medical school. Dr. Kamath (or staff) speaks Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Abdominal Paracentesis, Blood Tests, Tracheal Suctioning, Burns, Joint ... (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. He is especially interested in cancer and blood disorders. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chamberlain accepts. He attended A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Doctors Hospital for residency.

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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 specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Luong is affiliated with Largo 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. 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) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Vietnamese.

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

Dr. Hitesh Patel is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. In Dr. Patel's practice, he is particularly interested in chemotherapy. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at Kasturba Medical College, he performed his residency at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital and Morton Plant Hospital.

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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 practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His professional affiliations include Mease Dunedin Hospital and Morton Plant Hospital. Dr. Bergier 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. For his professional training, Dr. Bergier completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Bergier (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: German and French.

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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.
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