We found 14 oncologists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueSelect near Sanford, FL.

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Dr. Asad Ali Sheikh, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
210 Rinehart Road
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Asad Sheikh's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. He practices in Lake Mary, FL. Dr. Sheikh takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Allama Iqbal Medical College. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. In addition to English, Dr. Sheikh (or staff) speaks Urdu. Dr. Sheikh is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health.

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Dr. Gregory L Ortega, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2100 W 1st Street
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Gregory Ortega sees patients in Orange City, FL, Sanford, FL, and Deland, FL. His medical specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. In addition to English, Dr. Ortega speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital. He attended National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with East Tennessee State University (ETSU). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Ortega is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Clinical interests: PET Scan, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Skin Cancer, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Santosh M Nair, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2100 W 1st Street
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Santosh Nair is a hematologist and adult oncologist in Orange City, FL, Sanford, FL, and Deland, FL. Dr. Nair is a graduate of Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute and the University of Madras. He trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University for his residency. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Clinical interests: PET Scan, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Skin Cancer, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lynn Van Ummersen, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
917 Rinehart Road; Suite 2041
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Lynn Van Ummersen practices adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders) in Orange City, FL and Lake Mary, FL. She is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. She is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Van Ummersen's training includes a residency program at the University of Maryland Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Sickle Cell Disease, Liver Cancer, Skin Cancer, Oral Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Gallbladder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Maneesh Gossain, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2200 W 1st Street
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Maneesh Gossain is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. His professional affiliations include Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, Dr. Gossain performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Clinical interests: Retinoblastoma, Brain Cancer, Larynx Cancer, Liver Cancer, Oral Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Soft Tissue ... (Read more)

Dr. Neeraj Sharma, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Other, Hematology
2100 West 1st Street
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Neeraj Sharma practices oncology (cancer care) and hematology (blood disorders) in Orange City, FL, Sanford, FL, and Deland, FL. He is affiliated with Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital. He graduated from Indira Gandhi Medical College. Dr. Sharma completed his residency training at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Sharma's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. 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: PET Scan, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Skin Cancer, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kottapurath K Kunjumoideen, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
917 Rinehart Road; Suite 2041
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Kottapurath Kunjumoideen is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Lake Mary, FL, Orange City, FL, and Deland, FL. He obtained his medical school training at Calicut Medical College and performed his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Kunjumoideen takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Brain Cancer, Sickle Cell Disease, Liver Cancer, Skin Cancer, Oral Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Bhanu Visvalingam, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2100 W 1st Street
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Bhanu Visvalingam is a physician who specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. Before completing his residency at Winthrop University Hospital, Dr. Visvalingam attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Clinical interests: PET Scan, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Skin Cancer, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Gerard Lester, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2200 W 1st Street
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Steven Lester is a radiation oncology specialist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lester's education and training includes medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Central Florida Regional Hospital and Orlando Health.

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Clinical interests: Larynx Cancer, Liver Cancer, Neck Cancer, Oral Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Tongue ... (Read more)

Dr. Victor Wady Melgen, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
917 Rinehart Road; Suite 2041
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Victor Melgen is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist in Orange City, FL, Deland, FL, and Lake Mary, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Melgen takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami for residency. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Melgen is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Sickle Cell Disease, Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome, Hemophilia, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard J Lee, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2200 W 1st Street
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Richard Lee is a radiation oncologist in Sanford, FL and Orlando, FL. He attended Boston University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee honors. Dr. Lee is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy, Brachytherapy

Dr. Seema Harichand-Herdt, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2100 West First Street
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Seema Harichand practices adult hematology and adult oncology. She is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Harichand is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Harichand 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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Clinical interests: Kaposi's Sarcoma, Sickle Cell Disease, Larynx Cancer, Liver Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
917 Rinehart Road; Suite 2041
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Ernesto Bustinza Linares' areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology; he sees patients in Lake Mary, FL. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
917 Rinehart Road; Suite 2041
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Shemin Gupta works as an adult hematologist and adult oncologist in Lake Mary, FL. She 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.

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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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