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We found 17 oncologists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida near Plantation, FL.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
901 Tamiami Trail S; Suite A1
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Gray Swor's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Dr. Swor 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. Swor's education and training includes medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School and residency at Albert B. Chandler Hospital and Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Swor is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
836 Sunset Lake Boulevard; Suite 101
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Andres Soriano's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology; he sees patients in Venice, FL and Englewood, FL. He attended the University of Guayaquil Faculty of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Forest Park Hospital for residency. Dr. Soriano takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
959 Venice Avenue, E.
Venice, FL
 

Dr. David Rice practices radiation oncology. Dr. Rice accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Rice attended the University of Michigan Medical School. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health, Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
836 Sunset Lake Boulevard; Suite 101
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Mehnaz Junagadhwalla is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. Before performing Dr. Junagadhwalla's residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University, Dr. Junagadhwalla attended St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Junagadhwalla honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Junagadhwalla is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
901 Tamiami Trail S; Suite A1
Venice, FL
 

Dr. John Sylvester is a radiation oncologist in Venice, FL and Lakewood Ranch, FL. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. 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. Sylvester graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
901 Tamiami Trail S; Suite A1
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Mary Koshy is a radiation oncology specialist in Bradenton, FL and Venice, FL. She is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Koshy attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Koshy honors.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
901 Tamiami Trail S; Suite A1
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Patrice's area of specialization is radiation oncology. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Harvard Radiation Oncology Program. Dr. Patrice is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patrice is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health, Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
901 Tamiami Tr., S.
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Robin Lifton practices adult hematology and adult oncology. She is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and a graduate of Strong Memorial Hospital's residency program. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lifton honors. She is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
836 Sunset Lake Boulevard; Suite #101
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Orman is an adult oncology and medical 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. Orman honors. He attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
836 Sunset Lake Boulevard; Suite #101
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Noel Maun 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. Maun honors. Dr. Maun attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Maun completed a residency program at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
836 Sunset Lake Boulevard; Suite 101
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Paul Gonter is a hematologist and adult oncologist. After completing medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia, he performed his residency at Erlanger Health System and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Gonter 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 is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Alan Porter works as a radiation oncologist. Dr. Porter has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Porter trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Porter's hospital/clinic affiliations include Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
901 Tamiami Trail S; Suite A1
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Larry Silverman is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Bayfront Health Punta Gorda. Dr. Silverman 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 attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for his residency.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
959 Venice Avenue, E.
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Dwight Fitch, who practices in Sarasota, FL, Bradenton, FL, and Venice, FL, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School and a graduate of Beaumont Hospitals' residency program. Dr. Fitch 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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Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Internal Medicine
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Tyler Hollen practices radiation oncology. Dr. Hollen accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Shands HealthCare. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health, Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
901 S. Tamiami Trail; Ste A-2
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Blessy Jacob is a hematologist and oncologist in Venice, FL and Tampa, FL. She is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jacob takes. Dr. Jacob is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine.

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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.