We found 8 oncologists who accept Bronze Compass 4200 near Melbourne, FL.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1130 S Hickory Street
Melbourne, FL
 

Dr. Anil Dhople's area of specialization is radiation oncology. The average patient rating for Dr. Dhople is 5.0 stars out of 5. 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. Dhople attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Dhople is professionally affiliated with VA Maryland Health Care System.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1344 S Apollo Boulevard; Suite 303
Melbourne, FL
 

Dr. Craig Deligdish's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. He practices in Melbourne, FL. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1130 Hickory Street
Melbourne, FL
 

Dr. Nanialei Golden is a radiation oncologist in Melbourne, FL. Dr. Golden 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. She attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1430 Pine Street
Melbourne, FL
 

Dr. Ravi Shankar is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1130 Hickory Street; Suite B
Melbourne, FL
 

Dr. John Bomalaski is a specialist in gynecologic oncology. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. 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. Dr. Bomalaski is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1430 S Pine Street
Melbourne, FL
 

Dr. Rahul Chopra sees patients in Melbourne, FL. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Chopra takes 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 Florida College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1430 S Pine Street
Melbourne, FL
 

Dr. Diely Pichardo sees patients in Melbourne, FL. Her medical specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pichardo takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1130 Hickory Street; Suite B
Melbourne, FL
 

Dr. Simon Vinarsky, who practices in Melbourne, FL, is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors 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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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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