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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 physician who specializes in adult oncology and medical oncology. He speaks Thai. Dr. Tetreault graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1775 One Healing Place
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Arvind Bakhru is a medical specialist in gynecologic oncology. Dr. Bakhru attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bakhru accepts.

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

Dr. Marie Amanze specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Amanze studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Amanze accepts.

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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 specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He works in Saint Cloud, FL, Kissimmee, FL, and Tallahassee, FL. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Nyberg 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, who practices in Tallahassee, FL, is a medical specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. Dr. Bhanderi takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport.

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

Dr. Pareshkumar Patel works as an adult hematologist and oncologist in Tallahassee, FL. He 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.