We found 10 oncologists who accept Humana Gold 2250/HMO Premier 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 is an adult hematologist and oncologist. Dr. Sheikh is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health. He 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 graduated from Allama Iqbal Medical College. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. In addition to English, Dr. Sheikh (or staff) speaks Urdu.

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

Dr. Steven Lester sees patients in Sanford, FL and Orlando, FL. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Lester accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. His professional 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. Maneesh Gossain, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2200 W 1st Street
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Maneesh Gossain is a radiation oncology specialist in Sanford, FL and Orlando, FL. Dr. Gossain accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is affiliated with Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Gregory Ortega practices adult hematology and adult oncology in Orange City, FL, Sanford, FL, and Deland, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Ortega is 4.5 stars out of 5. 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. He obtained his medical school training at National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with East Tennessee State University (ETSU). He speaks Spanish. Dr. Ortega's 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. Santosh M Nair, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2100 W 1st Street
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Santosh Nair is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University, Dr. Nair attended Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute and the University of Madras for medical school. 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 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. 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 a graduate of Indira Gandhi Medical College and a graduate of Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers' residency program. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sharma 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 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. Bhanu Visvalingam, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2100 W 1st Street
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Bhanu Visvalingam is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He works in Orange City, FL, Sanford, FL, and Deland, FL. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Visvalingam is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. He trained at Winthrop University Hospital for his residency. 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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Clinical interests: PET Scan, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Skin Cancer, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Rene Cabeza is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist in Orange City, FL, Sanford, FL, and Deland, FL. He graduated from Juan N. Corpas University Foundation. For his professional training, Dr. Cabeza completed residency programs at Robert Packer Hospital and St. John's Episcopal Hospital. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Coventry, TRICARE, United Healthcare HSA, and more. Dr. Cabeza 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. Seema Harichand-Herdt, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2100 West First Street
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Seema Harichand-Herdt, who practices in Daytona Beach, FL, Orange City, FL, and Sanford, FL, is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Harichand-Herdt takes. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, 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, Larynx Cancer, Liver Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Richard Lee sees patients in Sanford, FL and Orlando, FL. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Lee obtained his medical school training at Boston University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy, Brachytherapy

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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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