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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 sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. Her medical specialties are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Clinical interests for Dr. Shawchuck include breast cancer surgery. She is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and St. Petersburg General Hospital. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Shawchuck attended Indiana University School of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shawchuck accepts.

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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; Box 6580070202
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Damon Reed is a pediatric hematology, pediatric oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Tampa, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Reed's hospital/clinic 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 is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Miercort honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah, Dr. Miercort attended the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

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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. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lapolla has a special interest in breast biopsy, laser surgery, and robotic surgery. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital, and St. Petersburg General Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Lapolla graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then he performed his residency 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's specialties are pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. He practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Hale is professionally affiliated with All Children's Hospital. Before completing his residency at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Dr. Hale attended medical school at Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. He 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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Dr. Neil Andrew Goldenberg, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
601 5th Street S; Department 6550087512
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Neil Goldenberg is a medical specialist in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. He is professionally affiliated with All Children's Hospital. After attending McGill University Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Goldenberg completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 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. 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. She is especially interested in blood and marrow transplant. Her professional affiliations include Seattle Children's and All Children's Hospital. Dr. Petrovic takes 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. She has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Clinical interests: Blood and Marrow Transplant

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 hematologist and pediatric oncologist in Saint Petersburg, FL. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Stapleton studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. She is 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 works as an oncologist, medical oncologist, and hematologist. Dr. Abid's areas of expertise include the following: 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. He obtained his medical school training at Sindh Medical College and performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center, and Forest Park Hospital. Dr. Abid (or staff) speaks 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 specializes in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Grana is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with All Children's Hospital. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico, Dr. Grana attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Dr. Grana 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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Dr. David Earl Jones Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
620 10th Street N.
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. David Jones' areas of specialization are adult oncology and medical oncology; he sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. He is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Dr. Jones has indicated that his clinical interests include melanoma. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jones takes. He is professionally affiliated with Suncoast Medical Clinic.

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Clinical interests: Melanoma

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 a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. Dr. Raiker's clinical interests include cancer and blood disorders. 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. After completing medical school at Goa Medical College, he performed his residency at North General Hospital, Mount Sinai Medical Center, and the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Raiker (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Michael Louis Nieder, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology, Medical Oncology
601 5th Street S
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Michael Nieder works as a pediatric hematologist, pediatric oncologist, and medical oncologist in Saint Petersburg, FL. He honors 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, Dr. Nieder completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He is professionally 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 works as a radiation oncologist in Pinellas Park, FL. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU) for residency. Dr. Franzese has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes 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. Zucel Solc, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
6600 66th Street N
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Zucel Solc practices radiation oncology in Pinellas Park, FL. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and St. Petersburg General Hospital. Before performing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Solc attended Cayetano Heredia University for medical school. On average, patients gave Dr. Solc a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. 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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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 medical specialty is adult hematology and medical oncology. She attended medical school at the University of Mumbai and L.T. Municipal Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Desai trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes, breast biopsy, and bone marrow aspiration. Dr. Desai's average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Desai accepts. In addition to English, Dr. Desai (or staff) speaks 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.