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

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

Dr. Kay Shawchuck is a general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Her clinical interests include breast cancer surgery. She is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and St. Petersburg General Hospital. Dr. Shawchuck's education and training includes medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Shawchuck takes 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: Breast Surgery, Breast Cancer Surgery

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

Dr. Craig Miercort is a radiation oncology specialist in Pinellas Park, FL. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Dr. Miercort completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah.

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Dr. Damon Russell Reed, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology, Medical Oncology
601 5th Street S, Suite 302; Box 6580070202
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Damon Reed is a physician who specializes in pediatric hematology, pediatric oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Reed is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Children's Hospital Boston. His professional affiliations include Moffitt Cancer Center and All Children's Hospital.

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

Dr. James Lapolla sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL and Brandon, FL. His medical specialty is gynecologic oncology. Patients rated Dr. Lapolla highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: breast biopsy, laser surgery, and robotic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital, and St. Petersburg General Hospital. He takes 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 Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Lapolla's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) and a hospital affiliated with the University of California.

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

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

Dr. Gregory Hale is a pediatric hematologist and pediatric oncologist in Saint Petersburg, FL. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hale graduated from Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. He trained at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh for residency. Dr. Hale is professionally affiliated with All Children's Hospital.

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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 is a Saint Petersburg, FL physician who specializes in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). He is especially interested in cancer, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and bone marrow aspiration. Dr. Abid is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. 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. After attending Sindh Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center, and Forest Park Hospital. Dr. Abid (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Hindi.

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

Dr. Neil Andrew Goldenberg, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
601 5th Street S; Department 6550087512
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Neil Goldenberg, who practices in Saint Petersburg, FL, is a medical specialist in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. He is affiliated with All Children's Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Goldenberg obtained his medical school training at McGill University Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Goldenberg has received distinctions including Eberhard E. Mammen Award for Excellence in Hemostasis and Thrombosis and Career Development Award, National Institutes of Health/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

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

Dr. Stacie Stapleton practices pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Stapleton is 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. Stapleton accepts. She studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine.

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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 pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with All Children's Hospital. Dr. Grana studied medicine at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico for residency. She is an in-network provider for 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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Dr. Aleksandra Kirovski, MD
Specializes in Immunology, Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
601 5th Street S; Suite 302
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Aleksandra Petrovic practices immunology, pediatric hematology, and pediatric oncology. Dr. Petrovic has indicated that her clinical interests include blood and marrow transplant. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Petrovic has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. She is affiliated with Seattle Children's and All Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Blood and Marrow Transplant

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

Dr. David Jones' specialties are adult oncology and medical oncology. He practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Jones has a special interest in melanoma. He is professionally affiliated with Suncoast Medical Clinic. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama, Dr. Jones attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. 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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Clinical interests: Melanoma

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

Dr. Frank Franzese's area of specialization is radiation oncology. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Franzese is an in-network provider for 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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Dr. Anilkumar N Raiker, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
6499 38th Avenue North; Suite G1
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Anilkumar Raiker is an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. Dr. Raiker (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. His clinical interests include cancer and blood disorders. Dr. Raiker is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. Dr. Raiker graduated from Goa Medical College and then he performed his residency at North General Hospital, Mount Sinai Medical Center, and the University of Maryland Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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

Dr. Zucel Solc, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
6600 66th Street N
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Zucel Solc's area of specialization is radiation oncology. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Solc attended medical school at Cayetano Heredia University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Solc's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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

Dr. Michael Nieder is a physician who specializes in pediatric hematology, pediatric oncology, and medical oncology. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nieder graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He is affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center.

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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's specialties are adult hematology and medical oncology. She practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Desai include diabetes, breast biopsy, and bone marrow aspiration. Her average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Desai (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with 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)

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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.
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