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

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

Dr. Kottapurath Kunjumoideen is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He obtained his medical school training at Calicut Medical College, R.G. Kar Medical College & Hospital, and the University of Calcutta and performed his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kunjumoideen honors. 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. Hamlet Victor Wady Melgen, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
917 Rinehart Road; Suite 2041
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Victor Melgen is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He graduated from National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Dr. Melgen is rated highly by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He 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. Neeraj Sharma, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Other, Hematology
2100 West 1st Street
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Neeraj Sharma is an oncologist and hematologist. Dr. Sharma's professional affiliations include Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital. He graduated from Indira Gandhi Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Sharma completed a residency program at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Sharma accepts 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. Bhanu Visvalingam, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2100 W 1st Street
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Bhanu Visvalingam's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. He practices in Orange City, FL, Sanford, FL, and Deland, FL. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Visvalingam attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. He trained at Winthrop University Hospital for residency. 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. Steven Gerard Lester, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2200 W 1st Street
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Steven Lester works as a radiation oncologist. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital and Orlando Health. 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. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lester honors.

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

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

Dr. Asad Sheikh is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Sheikh 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. He attended Allama Iqbal Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Sheikh (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Sheikh is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health.

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

Dr. Lynn Ummersen's areas of specialization are adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). She obtained her medical school training at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and performed her residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Ummersen is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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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 practices radiation oncology in Sanford, FL and Orlando, FL. He studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Gossain trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for his residency. 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. Gossain is affiliated with Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Gregory Ortega is a hematologist and oncologist in Orange City, FL, Sanford, FL, and Deland, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Ortega average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with East Tennessee State University (ETSU), Dr. Ortega attended medical school at National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. 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. Santosh Mohandas Nair, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2100 W 1st Street
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Santosh Nair is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Nair accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University, Dr. Nair attended medical school at Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute and the University of Madras. 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. Richard Jungyoup 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 is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. 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. Lee is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. He trained at Mayo Clinic for his residency.

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Clinical interests: Brachytherapy

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

Dr. Seema Harichand's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Harichand accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. She is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Kaposi's Sarcoma, Sickle Cell Disease, Liver Cancer, Colon Cancer, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, ... (Read more)

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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 is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Shemin Gupta is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. She 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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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.