We found 10 oncologists who accept United Healthcare Gold HMO near Plantation, FL.

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

Dr. Gray Swor, who practices in Venice, FL and Sarasota, FL, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Swor is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. Dr. Swor honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Swor studied medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School. For Dr. Swor's professional training, Dr. Swor completed residency programs at Albert B. Chandler Hospital and Duke University Medical Center.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Kenneth Kaplan specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Sarasota, FL and Venice, FL. Dr. Kaplan is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Letterman Army Medical Center.

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

Dr. David Rice is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. Dr. Rice attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His professional affiliations include Venice Regional Bayfront Health, Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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

Dr. John Sylvester is a specialist in radiation oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. Dr. Sylvester graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sylvester accepts.

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

Dr. Mary Koshy is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Koshy is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University.

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

Dr. Stephen Patrice's specialty is radiation oncology. He 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. Patrice studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Harvard Radiation Oncology Program. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Venice Regional Bayfront Health, Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Alan Porter, who practices in Port Charlotte, FL, Venice, FL, and Sarasota, FL, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Porter's education and training includes medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He is affiliated with 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 specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Sarasota, FL, Punta Gorda, FL, and Venice, FL. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Bayfront Health Punta Gorda. He 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. Silverman attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for residency.

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

Dr. Dwight Fitch is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Sarasota, FL, Bradenton, FL, and Venice, FL. He studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Fitch's medical residency was performed at Beaumont Hospitals. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Tyler Hollen is a radiation oncologist in Port Charlotte, FL, Punta Gorda, FL, and Venice, FL. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Florida College of Medicine and performed his residency at Shands HealthCare. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hollen accepts. His professional affiliations include Venice Regional Bayfront Health, Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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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.