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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
3600 South Highlands Avenue
Sebring, FL
 

Dr. Amit Shah is an adult hematologist and oncologist. He is affiliated with Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Dr. Shah attended medical school at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah honors.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3600 South Highlands Avenue
Sebring, FL
 

Dr. Syed Ahmed is an adult oncology and medical oncology specialist in Sebring, FL and Davenport, FL. Dr. Ahmed takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Cleveland Clinic for residency. He is affiliated with Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4416 Sun N Lake Boulevard
Sebring, FL
 

Dr. Stephanie Rapke's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Dr. Rapke is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
3600 South Highlands Avenue
Sebring, FL
 

Dr. Wasif Riaz practices adult hematology and adult oncology. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Riaz attended medical school at Nishtar Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Riaz trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. He is affiliated with Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3650 Emergency Lane
Sebring, FL
 

Dr. Michael Wing is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Sebring, FL. Dr. Wing honors 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 the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

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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.