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We found 8 oncologists who accept BlueOptions Everyday Health 1431 near Port Saint Lucie, FL.

Dr. Gary Lee Marder, MD, DO
Specializes in Allergy, Immunology, Radiation Oncology, Dermatological Immunology, Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, Surgical Dermatology
9580 S Us Highway; 1 Ste 19
Port Saint Lucie, FL
 

Dr. Gary Marder practices allergy, immunology, and radiation oncology in Port Saint Lucie, FL, Saint Lucie, FL, and Okeechobee, FL. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Marder include phototherapy (light therapy), contact dermatitis, and hair problems. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Broward Health. He speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Psoriasis, Contact Dermatitis, Nail Surgery, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Birthmark, Laser ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1871 Se Tiffany Avenue; Suite 100
Port St Lucie, FL
 

Dr. Nicholas Iannotti is a Port Saint Lucie, FL physician who specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Iannotti has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts 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 Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is conversant in Italian.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1871 Se Tiffany Avenue; Suite 100
Port St Lucie, FL
 

Dr. Paul Swanson, who practices in Port Saint Lucie, FL, is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Swanson trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1871 Se Tiffany Avenue; Suite 100
Port St Lucie, FL
 

Dr. Seth Rosen's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology; he sees patients in Port Saint Lucie, FL. Dr. Rosen's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rosen accepts. He graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
5550 S Us Highway 1
Fort Pierce, FL
 

Dr. William Crook's area of specialization is radiation oncology. He attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1871 S. E. Tiffany Avenue; Suite 100
Port St. Lucie, FL
 

Dr. Heather Rodin practices adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Rodin is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1700 Se Hillmoor Drive; Suite 306
Port St Lucie, FL
 

Dr. Siva Bellam practices adult hematology and adult oncology in Port Saint Lucie, FL. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Bellam 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.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1871 Se Tiffany Avenue; Suite 100
Port St Lucie, FL
 

Dr. Michael Wertheim, who practices in Port Saint Lucie, FL, is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wertheim 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.

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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.