We found 8 medical oncologists who accept BlueSelect Everyday Health 1464 near Saint Petersburg, FL.

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Dr. Syed Hasan Abid, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
1609 S. Pasadena Avenue; Suite 2e
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Syed Abid works as an oncologist, medical oncologist, and hematologist. He attended Sindh Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center, and Forest Park Hospital for residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Abid include cancer, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and bone marrow aspiration. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abid accepts. Dr. Abid (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Abid is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Brain Cancer, Sickle Cell Disease, Rectal Cancer, Cancer, Hodgkin's ... (Read more)

Dr. Vu Tran Ho, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1201 5th Avenue North; Suite 505
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Vu Ho works as an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Saint Petersburg, FL. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ho graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for his residency. He is conversant in Vietnamese.

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Dr. John Andrew Peterson, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1201 5th Avenue North; Suite 505
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. John Peterson, who practices in Saint Petersburg, FL, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Peterson honors. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and then he performed his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Dr. Peterson is affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Paracentesis, PET Scan, Bone Problems, Nuclear Scan, Thoracentesis, MRI, Biopsy, Diagnostic Lumbar ... (Read more)

Dr. Pratibha Kirit Desai, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Medical Oncology
5000 Park Street N; Suite 1017
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Pratibha Desai is a hematologist and medical oncologist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Desai obtained her medical school training at the University of Mumbai and L.T. Municipal Medical College and performed her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Desai include diabetes, breast biopsy, and bone marrow aspiration. Her average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Desai is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Desai (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Breast Biopsy, Colon Cancer, Diabetes, Leukemia, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Geetha Jayaprakash Kamath, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
5767 49th Street N
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Geetha Kamath is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Kamath (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. In her practice, she is particularly interested in bone marrow aspiration. Her professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. Before completing her residency at Helene Fuld Medical Center, Dr. Kamath attended medical school at Kasturba Medical College. Dr. Kamath has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Abdominal Paracentesis, Blood Tests, Tracheal Suctioning, Burns, Joint ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Diaz, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1201 5th Avenue N.; Suite 505
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Michael Diaz practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Saint Petersburg, FL and South Pasadena, FL. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in bone marrow aspiration and HIV/AIDS. Dr. Diaz is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Dr. Diaz's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He is professionally affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Bone Problems, Injections, Chemotherapy, HIV/AIDS

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1099 5th Avenue North; Suite 120
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. David Dresdner specializes in adult oncology and medical oncology. Before completing his residency at Jacobi Medical Center, Dr. Dresdner attended medical school at New York Medical College. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dresdner honors.

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Dr. Richard Alan Knipe, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1201 5th Avenue North; Suite 505
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Richard Knipe is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. The average patient rating for Dr. Knipe is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes 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 the University of Florida College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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What is Medical Oncology?

Medical oncologists are physicians who treat cancer through the use of medication, usually chemotherapy. Often a medical oncologist is the doctor in charge of a cancer patient’s health care, and this doctor may organize and coordinate all the care the patient receives, even that from other specialists.

Oncologist is a fancy word for a physician who treats cancer. There are three main types of oncologists: surgical oncologists perform surgery, radiation oncologists provide radiation therapy, and medical oncologists treat cancer with chemotherapy and other medication. There are also other distinctions between oncologists. For example, some oncologists specialize only in one or two tumor types (such as breast cancer or lung cancer), and pediatric oncologists only treat children and teens. However, all medical oncologists will be knowledgeable about the use of medicine to treat cancer.

While traditional chemotherapy is the most common medication used to treat cancer, other medications that a medical oncologist might use include hormonal therapies (such as Tamoxifen) or a newer kind of treatment called targeted therapy. Targeted therapy medications act only on cancer cells, while chemotherapy acts on all dividing cells in the body.

The care provided by medical oncologists usually begins when cancer is first suspected. They diagnose and stage cancer, or describe how serious it is. Medical oncologists are often the ones to explain to patients where their cancer is located, how severe their case is, and what treatment is recommended. They manage treatment and follow-up care after the cancer is removed, or they provide palliative care for patients whose cancer cannot be successfully treated.

Medical oncologists typically work with a group of health care providers that form a cancer team to provide care for each patient. The cancer team can include other physicians (such as oncologists and pathologists), oncological nurses, or social workers. Each specialist brings a very specific set of skills to the team, so working together as one unit, they offer a greater breadth of knowledge and skills for each patient.