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We found 4 medical oncologists who accept Humana Silver 3800/HMO Premier near Orlando, FL.

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

Dr. John Wingard's areas of specialization are adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders); he sees patients in Orlando, FL and Gainesville, FL. He obtained his medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Dr. Wingard's clinical interests include myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), leukemia, and non-hodgkin's lymphoma. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and Orlando Health.

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Myelodysplastic Syndromes, Bone Problems, Leukemia, Bone Marrow Transplant, Cancer, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jack Hsu works as an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. These areas are among Dr. Hsu's clinical interests: non-hodgkin's lymphoma, acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), and bone marrow transplant. He 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. He obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Hsu's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and Orlando Health.

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

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

Dr. Rushang Patel is a physician who specializes in 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. Patel honors.

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

Dr. Shahram Mori works as an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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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.