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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 in Kissimmee, FL and Saint Cloud, FL. Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vijayvargiya takes. She graduated from Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) and Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Ajmer and then she performed her residency at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Sickle Cell Disease, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Stem Cell Transplant, Hemophilia, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Alka Arora specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. She 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. Dr. Arora's education and training includes medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College and Dow Medical College and residency at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Arora (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health.

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Clinical interests: Sickle Cell Disease, Hemophilia, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia, Kidney ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ricardo Crisostomo practices adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Crisostomo's professional affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Crisostomo takes. He is a graduate of Federal University of Bahia and a graduate of San Juan Municipal Hospital's residency program. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, MRI, Myeloproliferative Disorders, Bone Marrow Biopsy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Vinicio Hernandez is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He works in Orlando, FL and Saint Cloud, FL. His clinical interests include bone marrow biopsy. Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hernandez accepts. Before performing his residency at Greater Baltimore Medical Center and Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Dr. Hernandez attended Santo Domingo Institute of Technology for medical school. Dr. Hernandez is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health.

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Clinical interests: Sickle Cell Disease, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Hemophilia, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Mantle Cell Lymphoma, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jorge Otoya is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist in Kissimmee, FL and Saint Cloud, FL. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Otoya's clinical interests include bone marrow biopsy. 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. His education and training includes medical school at National University of San Marcos and residency at St. Francis Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Otoya speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Sickle Cell Disease, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Hemophilia, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Mantle Cell Lymphoma, ... (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 graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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 is a specialist in oncology (cancer care). He works in Kissimmee, FL and Saint Cloud, FL. He 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. Dr. Febres obtained his medical school training at the University of the Andes School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. He is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center.

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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.