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We found 4 oncologists who accept BlueSelect Everyday Health 1464 near Rockledge, FL.

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

Dr. Craig Badolato is an adult hematologist and oncologist in Rockledge, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Abington Memorial Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Badolato is 3.5 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.

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

Dr. David Ross is an adult oncology and medical oncology specialist in Rockledge, FL. 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. He studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine.

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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 is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. He accepts 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 Radiation Oncology
215 Cone Road
Merritt Island, FL
 

Dr. Todd Panarese is a specialist in 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. He graduated from New York Medical College.

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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.