We found 6 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's specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Katin's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Medical Center, Yonkers, Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Lankenau Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Katin has received the following distinctions: Fellow, American College Of Physicians; Fellow, American College Of Radiology; and President; Lee County Unit, American Cancer. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3115 La Costa Circle; #104
Naples, FL
 

Dr. Eric Gershman is an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. After attending Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Dr. Gershman completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Gershman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Pembroke, Memorial Hospital Miramar, and Memorial Hospital West.

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

Dr. Timothy Kerwin's specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Kerwin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Physician Regional Healthcare System and NCH North Naples Hospital. 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. 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 is a specialist in radiation oncology. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rubenstein honors. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Rubenstein completed his residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Rubenstein is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
820 Goodlette Road N
Naples, FL
 

Dr. Bruce Nakfoor is a Naples, FL physician who specializes in radiation oncology. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Nakfoor's residency was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
820 Goodlette Road N
Naples, FL
 

Dr. Kristina Mirabeau-Beale is a radiation oncologist. She 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. She studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Mirabeau-Beale's residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Mirabeau-Beale is closed to new patients at this time.

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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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