We found 5 oncologists who accept Humana Catastrophic HMO near Naples, FL.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Physicians Regional - Pine Ridge; 6101 Pine Ridge Road
Naples, FL
 

Dr. Michael Katin is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Katin is affiliated with St. Joseph's Medical Center, Yonkers, Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at Lankenau Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. 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. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Katin has received include Lee County Unit, American Cancer; Society President; and Charlotte County Unit, American Cancer. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
955 10th Avenue N
Naples, FL
 

Dr. Timothy Kerwin's specialty is radiation oncology. He is affiliated with Physicians Regional Healthcare System and NCH North Naples Hospital. Dr. Kerwin 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 Emory University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
820 Goodlette Road North; 21st Century Oncology, Inc
Naples, FL
 

Dr. James Rubenstein works as a radiation oncologist. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Rubenstein is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda. He studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. 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 Radiation Oncology
820 Goodlette Road N
Naples, FL
 

Dr. Bruce Nakfoor is a radiation oncology specialist. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Nakfoor 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.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Internal Medicine
820 Goodlette Road N
Naples, FL
 

Dr. Kristina Mirabeau-Beale, who practices in Naples, FL, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Mirabeau-Beale attended medical school at Harvard Medical School.

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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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