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We found 29 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's medical specialty is gynecologic oncology. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Lapolla's clinical interests: 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 Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Lapolla completed residency programs 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. Kay Marie Shawchuck, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
3055 5th Avenue N; Suite B
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Kay Shawchuck's areas of specialization are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery); she sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. She attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. Dr. Shawchuck has indicated that her clinical interests include breast cancer surgery. Dr. Shawchuck takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with 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 sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. His medical specialties are pediatric hematology, pediatric oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Reed takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as 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. Craig Randall Miercort, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
6600 66th Street N
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Craig Miercort's specialty is radiation oncology. After completing medical school at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. The average patient rating for Dr. Miercort is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Miercort takes 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 is a medical specialist in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. He attended Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hale is affiliated with All Children's Hospital.

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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 is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Tampa, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Raiker (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Raiker has indicated that his clinical interests include cancer and blood disorders. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. After completing medical school at Goa Medical College, Dr. Raiker performed his residency at North General Hospital, Mount Sinai Medical Center, and the University of Maryland Medical Center. He 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.

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

Dr. Jody Zima Kerr, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
601 5th Street S; Suite 302
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Jody Kerr's areas of specialization are pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Kerr performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She is professionally 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 works as an adult oncologist and medical oncologist. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Clinical interests for Dr. Jones include melanoma. Dr. Jones 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. Dr. Jones is affiliated with Suncoast Medical Clinic.

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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 a physician who specializes in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center, and Forest Park Hospital, Dr. Abid attended medical school at Sindh Medical College. His areas of expertise include cancer, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and bone marrow aspiration. Dr. Abid accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Abid (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Stacie Lynn Stapleton, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
601 5th Street S; Suite 302
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Stacie Stapleton is a pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology specialist. She is affiliated with All Children's Hospital. She graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Stapleton accepts 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. Nanette H Grana, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
601 5th Street S; 3rd Floor
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Nanette Grana is a medical specialist in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Grana attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico for residency. In addition to English, she 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 works as an adult hematologist and medical oncologist in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. She attended medical school at the University of Mumbai and L.T. Municipal Medical College. Her residency was performed at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Desai's areas of expertise consist of diabetes, breast biopsy, and bone marrow aspiration. The average patient rating for Dr. Desai is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Desai takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Desai (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Desai 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)

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 medical specialist in pediatric hematology, pediatric oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Nieder takes 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 Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He is professionally affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center.

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

Dr. Zucel Solc is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and St. Petersburg General Hospital. Dr. Solc honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Cayetano Heredia University and then he performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. He speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Aleksandra Petrovic is a specialist in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. She works in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Petrovic's areas of expertise include blood and marrow transplant. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She graduated from Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. Dr. Petrovic has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. She is affiliated with All Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Blood and Marrow Transplant

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 is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Rocha (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese. He is professionally affiliated with Suncoast Medical Clinic. He graduated from Federal University of Ceara. Dr. Rocha 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.

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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.