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We found 10 oncologists who accept Humana Gold 2250/HMO Premier near Sanford, FL.

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

Dr. Neeraj Sharma specializes in oncology (cancer care) and hematology (blood disorders). He is rated highly by his patients. He is affiliated with Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Sharma 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. He is a graduate of Indira Gandhi Medical College and a graduate of Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers' residency program.

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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 practices adult hematology and adult oncology in Orange City, FL, Sanford, FL, and Deland, FL. He is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine and a graduate of Winthrop University Hospital's residency program. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Visvalingam accepts. Dr. Visvalingam 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 oncologist. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. Dr. Lester completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. He is an in-network provider for 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 professional affiliations include Central Florida Regional Hospital and Orlando Health.

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

Dr. Rene Cabeza, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2100 W 1st Street
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Rene Cabeza is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. In addition to English, Dr. Cabeza speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Juan N. Corpas University Foundation and performed his residency at Robert Packer Hospital and St. John's Episcopal Hospital. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cabeza honors.

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

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 and Longwood, FL. He is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health. Dr. Sheikh 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. His education and training includes medical school at Allama Iqbal Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Sheikh (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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

Dr. Maneesh Gossain specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Sanford, FL and Orlando, FL. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota, Dr. Gossain attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. 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. He is professionally 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 specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Ortega 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 medical school at National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena. Dr. Ortega trained at a hospital affiliated with East Tennessee State University (ETSU) for residency. He is conversant in 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 sees patients in Orange City, FL, Sanford, FL, and Deland, FL. His medical specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Nair is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute and the University of Madras. For his residency, Dr. Nair trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Sanford, FL and Orlando, FL. Dr. Lee is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Lee trained at Mayo Clinic. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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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 is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist in Daytona Beach, FL, Orange City, FL, and Sanford, FL. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Harichand attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Harichand is 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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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.