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We found 48 oncologists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueSelect Essential near Pembroke Pines, FL.

Dr. David Noel Bimston, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Other
1150 North 35th Avenue; Suite 200, Primary Office
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. David Bimston's medical specialty is general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). In his practice, Dr. Bimston focuses on endocrine surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. He attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Washington University School High Honors and Dean's List.

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Clinical interests: Endocrine Surgery

Dr. Atif Mahmoud Hussein, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1150 North 35th Avenue; Suite 170
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Atif Hussein specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. 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 graduated from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hussein trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and American University of Beirut Medical Center. He has received distinctions including South Florida Super Doctors and American Cancer Society Clinical Onocology Career Development Award Baker-Norton Pharmaceutical. Dr. Hussein is conversant in Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Dr. Sayeh Moazami Lavasani, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1150 N 35th Avenue; Suite 170, Primary Office
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Sayeh Lavasani works as an oncologist and medical oncologist in Hollywood, FL. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She graduated from Tehran University of Medical Sciences and Iran University of Medical Sciences. In addition to English, Dr. Lavasani speaks Persian. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Dr. Christopher John Gannon, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
1150 N 35th Avenue; Suite 300, Primary Office
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Gannon is a specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Dr. Gannon's areas of expertise include the following: stomach cancer, liver cancer, and bile duct cancer. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Gannon is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital West and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Clinical interests: Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Skin Cancer, Stomach Cancer, Melanoma, Pancreatic Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anna Ninny Ninny J Abraham, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
801 N Flamingo Road; Suite 11
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. Anna Abraham, who practices in Pembroke Pines, FL, is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Abraham accepts 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 Government Medical College, Kottayam. Her training includes a residency program at Interfaith Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Award for Clinical; Academic Excellence; and Certificate of Recognition by Department of Oncology, Metropolitan Hospital Center. Dr. Abraham is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
12309 Pembroke Road
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. Matthew Taub works as a hematologist and oncologist. He attended medical school at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) and Boston University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Taub completed residency programs at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Taub accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
6030 Hollywood Boulevard; #100
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Hoke Han, who practices in Hollywood, FL, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Patients gave Dr. Han an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes 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 California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Han completed a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Han is professionally affiliated with Mercy Hospital.

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Dr. Shazia Zafar, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
603 N. Flamingo Road; Suite 260
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. Shazia Zafar is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist in Pembroke Pines, FL. Before performing her residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and a hospital affiliated with Creighton University, Dr. Zafar attended Rawalpindi Medical College for medical school. Dr. Zafar is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Zafar (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Dr. Ihor Pidhorecky, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
601 N Flamingo Road; Suite 211
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. Ihor Pidhorecky sees patients in Pembroke Pines, FL. His medical specialties are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His areas of expertise include colorectal problems, stomach problems, and breast issues. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. Dr. Pidhorecky accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pidhorecky attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and subsequently trained at North Shore University Hospital for residency. He has received the distinction of Compassionate Doctor Recognition, Patients' Choice Award. He is conversant in Ukrainian.

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Clinical interests: Esophagus Problems, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Liver Disease, Cancer, Melanoma, Breast Issues, Small ... (Read more)

Dr. Erica Victoria Bloomquist, MPH, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
1150 North 35 Avenue; Suite 170, Primary Office
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Erica Bloomquist's area of specialization is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Bloomquist is especially interested in breast cancer surgery. Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Bloomquist is a graduate of Wake Forest University School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Breast Cancer Surgery

Dr. Adriana Maria Milillo Naraine, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
603 N Flamingo Road; Suite 157, Primary Office
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. Adriana Milillo Naraine is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Pembroke Pines, FL and Miami, FL. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Carabobo Faculty of Health Sciences and performed her residency at Jacobi Medical Center. Dr. Milillo Naraine speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Dr. Cesar Augusto De Las Casas, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
801 N Flamingo Road
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. Cesar De Las Casas practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. Dr. De Las Casas's education and training includes medical school at Cayetano Heredia University and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. De Las Casas accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Daren David Grosman, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
801 N Flamingo Road; Suite 11
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. Daren Grosman's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. He practices in Pembroke Pines, FL. Dr. Grosman 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. Before performing his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Grosman attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His distinctions include: Young Investigator Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology, 2; Amgen Clinical Oncology Fellow, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; and Physician-Scientist Program, University of Miami School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Dr. Aurelio Bartolome Castrellon, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1150 North 35th Avenue; Suite 170
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Aurelio Castrellon practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Pembroke Pines, FL and Hollywood, FL. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Castrellon honors. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Panama School of Medicine and performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Portuguese. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
6030 Hollywood Boulevard; Suite 100
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Alfred Brandon specializes in radiation oncology. Dr. Brandon takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Université Libre de Bruxelles. For his professional training, Dr. Brandon completed a residency program at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Brandon is affiliated with Mercy Hospital.

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Dr. Carmen Sofia Ballestas, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
1150 N 35th Avenue; Suite 100, Primary Office
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Carmen Ballestas specializes in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. 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. After attending the University of the North for medical school, she completed her residency training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Ballestas has received professional recognition including the following: Outstanding First-year Pediatric Resident, TTUHSC; Chief Resident Pediatrics, TTUHSC; and Chairman Award, TTUHSC, 2006 Magic. Dr. Ballestas speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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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.