We found 7 oncologists who accept Medicare near Saint Cloud, FL.

Dr. Mamta Ved Vijayvargiya, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Mamta Vijayvargiya practices adult hematology and adult oncology. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center. Dr. Vijayvargiya's education and training includes medical school at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) and Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Ajmer and residency at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. She honors Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Clinical interests: Sickle Cell Disease, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome, Stem Cell Transplant, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alka M Arora, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Alka Arora is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Arora (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Arora's professional affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health. Before performing her residency at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, Dr. Arora attended Maulana Azad Medical College and Dow Medical College for medical school. Dr. Arora is in-network 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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Clinical interests: Sickle Cell Disease, Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome, Hemophilia, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ricardo Herrarte Crisostomo, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Ricardo Crisostomo is an adult hematologist and oncologist. Dr. Crisostomo is a graduate of Federal University of Bahia and a graduate of San Juan Municipal Hospital's residency program. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Crisostomo's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Vulvar Cancer, Gallbladder Cancer, Sickle Cell Disease, Larynx Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Vinicio Hernandez specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology and practices in Orlando, FL and Saint Cloud, FL. He has indicated that his clinical interests include bone marrow biopsy. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Hernandez attended Santo Domingo Institute of Technology and then went on to complete his residency at Greater Baltimore Medical Center and Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Hernandez's professional affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health.

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Clinical interests: Kaposi's Sarcoma, Sickle Cell Disease, Skin Cancer, Oral Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Soft Tissue ... (Read more)

Dr. Jorge Guillermo Otoya, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Otoya's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Otoya focuses on bone marrow biopsy. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Otoya takes. After completing medical school at National University of San Marcos, Dr. Otoya performed his residency at St. Francis Hospital. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Gallbladder Cancer, Sickle Cell Disease, Larynx Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Oral ... (Read more)

Dr. David Andrew Nyberg, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. David Nyberg is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He works in Saint Cloud, FL, Kissimmee, FL, and Tallahassee, FL. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Nyberg is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center.

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Specializes in Oncology, Other
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Roger Febres' area of specialization is oncology (cancer care). He is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center. Dr. Febres accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of the Andes School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami for residency.

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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.