We found 6 oncologists who accept MyBlue near Tallahassee, FL.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2626 Care Drive; Suite 200
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Scott Tetreault is a specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. He works in Tallahassee, FL. Dr. Tetreault graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for residency. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Thai.

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Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1775 One Healing Place
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Arvind Bakhru works as a gynecologic oncologist. Dr. Bakhru graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1309 Thomaswood Drive
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Marie Amanze is an adult hematologist and oncologist in Tallahassee, FL. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Amanze takes. She is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine.

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Dr. David Andrew Nyberg, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1775 One Healing Place
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. David Nyberg is a hematologist and adult oncologist in Saint Cloud, FL, Kissimmee, FL, and Tallahassee, FL. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Nyberg honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1600 Phillips Road; Suite 300
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Viralkumar Bhanderi's specialties are adult oncology and medical oncology. He practices in Tallahassee, FL. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1600 Phillips Road; Suite 300
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Pareshkumar Patel is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Patel is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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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.