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 works as a general surgeon and cancer surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bimston include endocrine surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. Dr. Bimston obtained his medical school training at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bimston takes. 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's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. He practices in Hollywood, FL. He is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Hussein's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. After completing medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and American University of Beirut Medical Center. Dr. Hussein honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received distinctions including South Florida Super Doctors and American Cancer Society Clinical Onocology Career Development Award Baker-Norton Pharmaceutical.

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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 sees patients in Hollywood, FL. Her medical specialties are adult oncology and medical oncology. She graduated from Tehran University of Medical Sciences and Iran University of Medical Sciences. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lavasani is conversant in Persian. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Dr. Matthew Alan Taub, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
12309 Pembroke Road
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. Matthew Taub specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. He is a graduate of 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. Dr. Taub's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Taub is conversant in Spanish. He is 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 works as a cancer surgeon in Hollywood, FL. His clinical interests include stomach cancer, liver cancer, and bile duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gannon honors. Dr. Gannon attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland for residency. His professional affiliations include 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 practices adult hematology and adult oncology. Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. She 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. Dr. Abraham attended Government Medical College, Kottayam and then went on to complete her residency at Interfaith Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Abraham has received include Award for Clinical; Academic Excellence; and Certificate of Recognition by Department of Oncology, Metropolitan Hospital Center. She is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Erica Bloomquist is a surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist in Hollywood, FL. In her practice, Dr. Bloomquist focuses on breast cancer surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bloomquist takes. Dr. Bloomquist studied medicine at 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's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. After attending the University of Carabobo Faculty of Health Sciences for medical school, Dr. Milillo Naraine completed her residency training at Jacobi Medical Center. Dr. Milillo Naraine 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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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 is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Pembroke Pines, FL. Dr. De Las Casas is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Cayetano Heredia University. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. De Las Casas speaks Spanish.

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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 is a general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist. Dr. Pidhorecky attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and subsequently trained at North Shore University Hospital for residency. His clinical interests include colorectal problems, stomach problems, and breast issues. He 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. He has received professional recognition including the following: Compassionate Doctor Recognition, Patients' Choice Award. Dr. Pidhorecky is conversant in Ukrainian. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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

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

Dr. Hoke Han sees patients in Hollywood, FL. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Han 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. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. 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. 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. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She 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. Dr. Zafar (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Zafar is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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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 is a Pembroke Pines, FL physician who 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. Dr. Grosman attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. 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. Dr. Grosman 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's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He practices in Pembroke Pines, FL and Hollywood, FL. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Castrellon is a graduate of the University of Panama School of Medicine and a graduate of Jackson Memorial Medical Center's residency program. He is conversant in Portuguese.

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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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She graduated from the University of the North. Dr. Ballestas trained at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center for residency. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Outstanding First-year Pediatric Resident, TTUHSC; Chief Resident Pediatrics, TTUHSC; and Chairman Award, TTUHSC, 2006 Magic. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Ballestas's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Dr. Jennifer Marie Carreiro, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1150 N 35th Avenue; Suite 330, Primary Office
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Jennifer Zikria's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Zikria graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Lenox Hill Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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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.