We found 4 oncologists who accept Coventry Gold HMO near Orange City, FL.

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Dr. Lynn Van Ummersen, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
765 Image Way
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Lynn Van Ummersen is a specialist in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. Dr. Van Ummersen obtained her medical school training at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and performed her residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. She is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Sickle Cell Disease, Liver Cancer, Skin Cancer, Oral Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Gallbladder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kottapurath K Kunjumoideen, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
765 Image Way
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Kottapurath Kunjumoideen is an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Lake Mary, FL, Orange City, FL, and Deland, FL. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended Calicut Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Kunjumoideen is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Brain Cancer, Sickle Cell Disease, Liver Cancer, Skin Cancer, Oral Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Victor Wady Melgen, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
765 Image Way
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Victor Melgen specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology and practices in Orange City, FL, Deland, FL, and Lake Mary, FL. Dr. Melgen has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. He attended National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Melgen is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Sickle Cell Disease, Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome, Hemophilia, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1055 Saxon Boulevard
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Gary Graham is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. In addition to English, he speaks Italian. Dr. Graham studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He 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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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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