We found 10 oncologists who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 03/100 near Sanford, FL.

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

Dr. Neeraj Sharma is a specialist in oncology (cancer care) and hematology (blood disorders). He works in Orange City, FL, Sanford, FL, and Deland, FL. His average patient rating is 4.5 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. Sharma takes. He attended Indira Gandhi Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. 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 practices adult hematology and adult oncology. 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. Before completing his residency at Winthrop University Hospital, Dr. Visvalingam attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. 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. Rene Cabeza, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2100 W 1st Street
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Rene Cabeza works as an adult hematologist and adult oncologist. In addition to English, Dr. Cabeza speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Juan N. Corpas University Foundation and residency at Robert Packer Hospital and St. John's Episcopal Hospital. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to 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. Steven Gerard Lester, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2200 W 1st Street
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Steven Lester is a specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Lester takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University for residency. 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. Gregory L Ortega, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2100 W 1st Street
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Gregory Ortega specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Ortega's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. 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 attended medical school at National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with East Tennessee State University (ETSU). He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Ortega 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 an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist. Dr. Nair honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute and the University of Madras and then went on to complete his residency 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. Asad Ali Sheikh, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
210 Rinehart Road
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Asad Sheikh practices adult hematology and adult oncology in Lake Mary, FL and Longwood, FL. Dr. Sheikh (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. He is affiliated with Orlando Health. 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. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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

Dr. Maneesh Gossain practices radiation oncology. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Gossain 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 hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. 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 studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Harichand trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 Jungyoup Lee, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2200 W 1st Street
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Richard Lee works as a radiation oncologist in Sanford, FL and Orlando, FL. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Lee 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. His education and training includes medical school at Boston University School of Medicine and residency at Mayo Clinic.

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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.