We found 10 oncologists who accept Humana Gold HMO near Orange City, FL.

Dr. Neeraj Sharma, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Other, Hematology
1061 Medical Center Drive; Suite 110
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Neeraj Sharma is a specialist in oncology (cancer care) and hematology (blood disorders). He works in Orange City, FL, Sanford, FL, and Deland, FL. His professional affiliations include Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Sharma's education and training includes medical school at Indira Gandhi Medical College and residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 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: PET Scan, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Skin Cancer, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bhanu Visvalingam, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1061 Medical Center Drive; Suite 110
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Bhanu Visvalingam is an adult hematologist and oncologist in Orange City, FL, Sanford, FL, and Deland, FL. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Winthrop University Hospital, Dr. Visvalingam attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Clinical interests: PET Scan, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Skin Cancer, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rene Cabeza, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1061 Medical Center Drive # L; Suite 110
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Rene Cabeza is a physician who specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Cabeza at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital. He takes Coventry, TRICARE, United Healthcare HSA, and more. After completing medical school at Juan N. Corpas University Foundation, he performed his residency at Robert Packer Hospital and St. John's Episcopal Hospital. He speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: PET Scan, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Skin Cancer, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alan Brent Grosbach, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
Deland, FL
 

Dr. Alan Grosbach, who practices in Gainesville, FL and Deland, FL, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. These areas are among his clinical interests: chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), and chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Grosbach takes. He attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Grosbach trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. He speaks German.

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Clinical interests: Myelodysplastic Syndromes, Leukemia, Chronic Myeloid Leukemia, Cancer, Lymphoma, Chronic ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory L Ortega, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2776 Enterprise Road; Suite 100
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Gregory Ortega's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. He practices in Orange City, FL, Sanford, FL, and Deland, FL. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ortega accepts. He attended National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with East Tennessee State University (ETSU). In addition to English, Dr. Ortega speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Clinical interests: PET Scan, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Skin Cancer, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Santosh Mohandas Nair, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2776 Enerprise Road; Suite 100
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Santosh Nair is a hematologist and adult oncologist. After attending Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute and the University of Madras for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. 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. Nair's hospital/clinic affiliations include Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Clinical interests: PET Scan, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Skin Cancer, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gizelle M Mery, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2776 Enterprise Road; Suite 100
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Gizelle Mery's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mery accepts. Her education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at Winthrop University Hospital. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Mery is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Clinical interests: PET Scan, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Skin Cancer, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Seema Harichand-Herdt, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2776 Enterprise Road; Suite 100
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Seema Harichand is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Harichand honors. She attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. She is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Kaposi's Sarcoma, Sickle Cell Disease, Larynx Cancer, Liver Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shakeela A Tawwab, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
780 Deltona Boulevard
Deltona, FL
 

Dr. Shakeela Tawwab practices gynecologic oncology. Patient ratings for Dr. Tawwab average 3.0 stars out of 5. She honors 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 Gandhi Medical College. Her residency was performed at Mount Sinai Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Colposcopy, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Cervicitis, Hysteroscopy, Contraception, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1055 Saxon Boulevard
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Gary Graham sees patients in Orange City, FL. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Graham is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. He is conversant in Italian.

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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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