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We found 20 oncologists who accept MyBlue Bronze 1601 near Largo, FL.

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

Dr. Sung Byun specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Patient ratings for Dr. Byun average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Byun takes 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 Korean, Spanish, and Portuguese. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Cancer, Blood Disorders

Dr. Vijayakrishna K Gadiyaram, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
400 Pinellas Street; Mpm Hematology & Oncology Specialists Suite 220
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Vijayakrishna Gadiyaram's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She is affiliated with BayCare Medical Group. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Gadiyaram graduated from Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Tirupati. For her residency, Dr. Gadiyaram trained at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center. Dr. Gadiyaram (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu and Hindi.

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Dr. Craig Randall Miercort, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
6600 66th Street North
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Craig Miercort is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes 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 Utah, Dr. Miercort attended the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Lane Ziegler is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in cancer, bone marrow aspiration, and spinal manipulation. Dr. Ziegler's hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital. He studied medicine at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Ziegler trained at Grandview Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Ziegler average 3.0 stars out of 5. He 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.

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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 areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Jooma 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. He attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Jooma (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Jooma is professionally affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Dr. Ben Yan, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
400 Pinellas Street; Mpm Hematology & Oncology Specialists Suite 220
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Ben Yan is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Clearwater, FL. Dr. Yan's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Medical Group, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Dr. Leonard Manuel Toonkel, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
300 Pinellas Street; Lykes Cancer Pavilion
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Leonard Toonkel's specialty is radiation oncology. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Toonkel graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Dr. Kathleen Gardiner Allen, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
303 Pinellas Street; #310
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Kathleen Allen works as a cancer surgeon. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Allen include breast cancer surgery, cancer, and breast issues. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with East Tennessee State University (ETSU). Dr. Allen is professionally affiliated with BayCare Medical Group.

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Clinical interests: Breast Cancer Surgery, Cancer, Breast Issues

Dr. Frank Philip Franzese, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
6600 66th Street North
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Frank Franzese is a radiation oncologist in Pinellas Park, FL. Dr. Franzese has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He 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. His education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU).

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Dr. Zucel Solc, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
6600 66th Street North
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Zucel Solc's specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Solc has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He 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. He graduated from Cayetano Heredia University and then he performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Solc is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Dr. Hector Alejandro Arango, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1005 Pinellas Street
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Hector Arango is a specialist in gynecologic oncology. He works in Clearwater, FL. He speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: chemotherapy, endometrial biopsy, and hysteroscopy. Dr. Arango's professional affiliations include BayCare Medical Group, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Arango attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Arango takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Clinical interests: Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Laser Surgery, Gynecologic Surgery, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Geetha Kamath practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Saint Petersburg, FL and Clearwater, FL. Patient reviews placed Dr. Kamath at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, Dr. Kamath focuses on bone marrow aspiration. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Before performing her residency at Helene Fuld Medical Center, Dr. Kamath attended Kasturba Medical College for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Kamath (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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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 practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Largo, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chamberlain include cancer and blood disorders. Dr. Chamberlain 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. He is a graduate of A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Chamberlain's training includes a residency program at Doctors Hospital.

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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 and practices in Largo, FL. Dr. Luong (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He 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.

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Dr. Peter William Blumencranz, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
400 Pinellas Street; Suite 200
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Peter Blumencranz is a surgical oncologist. Dr. Blumencranz's areas of expertise include breast biopsy, breast cancer surgery, and breast issues. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Medical Group. He attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Blumencranz trained at New York Hospital for his residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Clinical interests: Breast Biopsy, Lumpectomy, Skin Cancer, Mastectomy, Breast Cancer Surgery, Breast Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Gregoire Bergier is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. 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. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for his residency. Dr. Bergier (or staff) speaks German and French. His professional affiliations include Mease Dunedin Hospital and Morton Plant Hospital.

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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.