We found 31 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 specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shawchuck include breast cancer surgery. She is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and St. Petersburg General Hospital. Dr. Shawchuck attended Indiana University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery, Breast Cancer Surgery

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

Dr. James Lapolla's area of specialization is gynecologic oncology. These areas are among his clinical interests: breast biopsy, laser surgery, and robotic surgery. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital, and St. Petersburg General Hospital. Dr. Lapolla attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) and a hospital affiliated with the University of California for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Lapolla is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lapolla is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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

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

Dr. Craig Miercort is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. Patients rated Dr. Miercort highly, giving him an average of 4.5 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at 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. Gregory Alan Hale, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
601 5th Street S; 3rd Floor
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Gregory Hale sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. His medical specialties are pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. Dr. Hale is professionally affiliated with All Children's Hospital. After completing medical school at Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hale takes.

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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 specializes in pediatric hematology, pediatric oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Tampa, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. His education and training includes medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and residency at Children's Hospital Boston. 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. Reed's hospital/clinic affiliations include Moffitt Cancer Center and All Children's Hospital.

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

Dr. Neil Goldenberg practices pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology in Saint Petersburg, FL. He is professionally affiliated with All Children's Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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). He has received professional recognition including the following: 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 is a pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology specialist. She is affiliated with All Children's Hospital. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Stapleton attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine.

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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's specialties are 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. Dr. Abid's clinical interests include cancer, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and bone marrow aspiration. 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. Abid (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Hindi. He is 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. Nanette H Grana, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
601 5th Street S; 3rd Floor
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Nanette Grana's specialties are pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. After attending the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, Dr. Grana completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Spanish. 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 is an oncologist and medical oncologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Jones include melanoma. He is professionally affiliated with Suncoast Medical Clinic. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama for residency.

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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 is a radiation oncology specialist. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Franzese graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU).

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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's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Raiker include cancer and blood disorders. 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. Raiker's education and training includes medical school at Goa Medical College and residency at North General Hospital, Mount Sinai Medical Center, and the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Raiker (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center.

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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 is a Pinellas Park, FL physician who specializes in radiation oncology. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Solc's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony'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. Dr. Solc is a graduate of Cayetano Heredia University and a graduate of Henry Ford Hospital's residency program. He speaks Spanish.

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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 specializes in immunology, pediatric hematology, and pediatric oncology. She is especially interested in blood and marrow transplant. Dr. Petrovic's professional affiliations include Seattle Children's and All Children's Hospital. Before performing her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Petrovic attended Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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. Rafael L Rocha, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
620 10th Street North; Suite 2e
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Rafael Rocha's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Rocha studied medicine at Federal University of Ceara. Dr. Rocha (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. He is professionally affiliated with Suncoast Medical Clinic.

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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 Saint Petersburg, FL physician who specializes in pediatric hematology, pediatric oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Nieder takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He is professionally affiliated with Moffitt Cancer 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.
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