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We found 5 oncologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze near Rockledge, FL.

Dr. Craig Joseph Badolato, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
107 Longwood Avenue
Rockledge, FL
 

Dr. Craig Badolato is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 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. Badolato accepts. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Abington Memorial Hospital. Dr. Badolato is conversant in Spanish.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
107 Longwood Avenue
Rockledge, FL
 

Dr. David Ross works as an adult oncologist and medical oncologist. He graduated from American University of the Caribbean 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. Ross honors.

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Dr. Amitkumar Chandulal Barochia, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
107 Longwood Avenue
Rockledge, FL
 

Dr. Amit Barochia specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Rockledge, FL. He honors 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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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
215 Cone Road
Merritt Island, FL
 

Dr. Todd Panarese is a radiation oncologist. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at New York Medical College.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
107 Longwood Avenue
Rockledge, FL
 

Dr. Giuseppe Palermo is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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.