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We found 30 oncologists who accept Humana Catastrophic HMO near Saint Petersburg, FL.

Dr. James Peter La Polla, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
600 8th Street South
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. James Lapolla specializes in gynecologic oncology and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL and Brandon, FL. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Lapolla's clinical interests: breast biopsy, laser surgery, and robotic surgery. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lapolla graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) and a hospital affiliated with the University of California. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Breast Biopsy, Ectopic Pregnancy, Abdominal Problems, Laser Surgery, Hysterectomy, Gynecologic ... (Read more)

Dr. Kay Marie Shawchuck, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
3055 5th Avenue N; Suite B
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Kay Shawchuck works as a general surgeon and cancer surgeon in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Shawchuck has a special interest in breast cancer surgery. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Shawchuck trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for her residency. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery, Breast Cancer Surgery

Dr. Damon Russell Reed, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology, Medical Oncology
601 5th Street S; Suite 302
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Damon Reed is a pediatric hematology, pediatric oncology, and medical oncology specialist. He is professionally affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center and All Children's Hospital. Dr. Reed takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and residency at Children's Hospital Boston.

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Dr. Craig Randall Miercort, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
6600 66th Street N
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Craig Miercort is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Pinellas Park, FL. He attended the University of Nevada School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah for residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Miercort accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Dr. Gregory Alan Hale, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
601 5th Street S; 3rd Floor
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Gregory Hale works as a pediatric hematologist and pediatric oncologist. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Hale is affiliated with All Children's Hospital.

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Dr. David Earl Jones Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
620 10th Street N.
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. David Jones specializes in adult oncology and medical oncology. His clinical interests encompass melanoma. He is professionally affiliated with Suncoast Medical Clinic. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama, Dr. Jones attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. He honors 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: Melanoma

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 is an adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders) specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Abid's areas of expertise include cancer, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and bone marrow aspiration. 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 attended medical school at Sindh Medical College. His training includes residency programs at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center, and Forest Park Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Abid (or staff) speaks 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, Cancer, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Waldenstrom ... (Read more)

Dr. Anilkumar Narottam Raiker, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
6499 38th Avenue North; Suite G1
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Anilkumar Raiker's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. In addition to English, Dr. Raiker (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Raiker has indicated that his clinical interests include cancer and blood disorders. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. Dr. Raiker studied medicine at Goa Medical College. His residency was performed at North General Hospital, Mount Sinai Medical Center, and the University of Maryland Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Raiker honors.

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Clinical interests: Bone Problems, Cancer, Blood Disorders, Chemotherapy

Dr. Stacie Lynn Stapleton, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
601 5th Street S; Suite 302
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Stacie Stapleton is a medical specialist in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Stapleton attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with All Children's Hospital.

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Dr. Nanette H Grana, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
601 5th Street S; 3rd Floor
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Nanette Grana is a Saint Petersburg, FL physician who specializes in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. Dr. Grana speaks Spanish. Dr. Grana is professionally affiliated with All Children's Hospital.

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

Dr. Pratibha Desai specializes in adult hematology and medical oncology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Desai include diabetes, breast biopsy, and bone marrow aspiration. She has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Desai attended the University of Mumbai and L.T. Municipal Medical College for medical school. Dr. Desai (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. Her professional 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. Aleksandra Kirovski, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
601 5th Street S; Suite 302
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Aleksandra Petrovic's specialties are pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Petrovic include blood and marrow transplant. Dr. Petrovic is professionally affiliated with All Children's Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Petrovic honors. She is a graduate of Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. Dr. Petrovic has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Clinical interests: Blood and Marrow Transplant

Dr. Michael Louis Nieder, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology, Medical Oncology
601 5th Street S
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Michael Nieder's areas of specialization are pediatric hematology, pediatric oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Nieder takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He is affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center.

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Dr. Frank Philip Franzese, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
6600 66th Street N
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Frank Franzese is a specialist in radiation oncology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU), Dr. Franzese attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Franzese's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He 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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Dr. Zucel Solc, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
6600 66th Street N
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Zucel Solc practices radiation oncology in Pinellas Park, FL. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and St. Petersburg General Hospital. Dr. Solc honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Cayetano Heredia University. Dr. Solc's medical residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital. He speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Rafael Lima Rocha, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
620 10th Street North; Suite 2e
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Rafael Rocha specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Suncoast Medical Clinic. Dr. Rocha is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at Federal University of Ceara. Dr. Rocha (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese.

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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.