We found 4 medical oncologists who accept Humana Bronze near Orlando, FL.

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Dr. John Reid Wingard, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
1400 S Orange Avenue; Mp 760-18
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. John Wingard is an adult oncologist, medical oncologist, and hematologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wingard include myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), leukemia, and non-hodgkin's lymphoma. Dr. Wingard's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and Orlando Health. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee, Dr. Wingard attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Myelodysplastic Syndromes, Leukemia, Bone Marrow Transplant, Cancer, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jack W Hsu, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1400 S Orange Avenue; Mp 760-18
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Jack Hsu specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Gainesville, FL and Orlando, FL. These areas are among Dr. Hsu's clinical interests: bone tumor, non-hodgkin's lymphoma, and acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and Orlando Health. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He takes 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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Clinical interests: Leukemia, Bone Tumor, Bone Marrow Transplant, Cancer, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Lymphoma, Acute ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2415 North Orange Boulevard; Suite 601
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Shahram Mori is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Orlando, FL. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mori obtained his medical school training at St. George's University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2501 N Orange Avenue; Suite 581
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Rushang Patel's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Orlando, FL. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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What is Medical Oncology?

Medical oncologists are physicians who treat cancer through the use of medication, usually chemotherapy. Often a medical oncologist is the doctor in charge of a cancer patient’s health care, and this doctor may organize and coordinate all the care the patient receives, even that from other specialists.

Oncologist is a fancy word for a physician who treats cancer. There are three main types of oncologists: surgical oncologists perform surgery, radiation oncologists provide radiation therapy, and medical oncologists treat cancer with chemotherapy and other medication. There are also other distinctions between oncologists. For example, some oncologists specialize only in one or two tumor types (such as breast cancer or lung cancer), and pediatric oncologists only treat children and teens. However, all medical oncologists will be knowledgeable about the use of medicine to treat cancer.

While traditional chemotherapy is the most common medication used to treat cancer, other medications that a medical oncologist might use include hormonal therapies (such as Tamoxifen) or a newer kind of treatment called targeted therapy. Targeted therapy medications act only on cancer cells, while chemotherapy acts on all dividing cells in the body.

The care provided by medical oncologists usually begins when cancer is first suspected. They diagnose and stage cancer, or describe how serious it is. Medical oncologists are often the ones to explain to patients where their cancer is located, how severe their case is, and what treatment is recommended. They manage treatment and follow-up care after the cancer is removed, or they provide palliative care for patients whose cancer cannot be successfully treated.

Medical oncologists typically work with a group of health care providers that form a cancer team to provide care for each patient. The cancer team can include other physicians (such as oncologists and pathologists), oncological nurses, or social workers. Each specialist brings a very specific set of skills to the team, so working together as one unit, they offer a greater breadth of knowledge and skills for each patient.
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