We found 15 oncologists who accept United Healthcare Compass HMO near Tamarac, FL.

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Dr. Michael John Boyle, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
5901 Colonial Drive; Suite 311
Margate, FL
 

Dr. Michael Boyle's specialties are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Boyle takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with Indiana University, Dr. Boyle attended medical school at the University College Dublin (UCD) School of Medicine & Medical Science. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ochsner and Broward Health.

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Dr. Timothy B Aliff, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Other, Hematology
8170 Royal Palm Boulevard
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Timothy Aliff works as an oncologist and hematologist in Coral Springs, FL. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Dr. Aliff attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school. Dr. Aliff's distinctions include: South Florida Super Doctors; Boca Raton Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs.

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Dr. Tony Nima Talebi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other, Medical Oncology
14050 Nw 14th Street; Suite 190
Sunrise, FL
 

Dr. Tony Talebi is a general internist and medical oncologist in Sunrise, FL and Homestead, FL. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Talebi is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended St. George's University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Kendall Regional Medical Center and Homestead Hospital.

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Dr. David Michael Kahn, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2964 N. State Road 7; Suite 330
Margate, FL
 

Dr. David Kahn is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Kahn is professionally affiliated with Broward Health. His education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Abdon J Medina, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
4848 Coconut Creek Parkway; Suite 100
Coconut Creek, FL
 

Dr. Abdon Medina's specialty is radiation oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Medina attended medical school at the University of Zaragoza Faculty of Medicine.

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Dr. Tony T Lee, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2101 Riverside Drive; Suite 101
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Tony Lee's specialty is radiation oncology. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University, Dr. Lee attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health.

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Dr. Alfred M Kalman, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
7431 N University Drive; Suite 110
Tamarac, FL
 

Dr. Alfred Kalman is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Kalman graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Kalman's professional affiliations include Memorial Health System and Broward Health Coral Springs.

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Dr. Rohan F Faria, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
7431 North University Drive; Suite 110
Tamarac, FL
 

Dr. Rohan Faria is a Tamarac, FL physician who specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Faria takes. His distinctions include: South Florida Super Doctors and Boca Raton Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs.

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Dr. Edward J Kaplan, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4848 Coconut Creek Parkway; Suite 100
Coconut Creek, FL
 

Dr. Edward Kaplan sees patients in Coconut Creek, FL and Wellington, FL. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kaplan accepts. He attended medical school at Albany Medical College and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Kaplan is affiliated with Broward Health.

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Dr. Steven Weiss, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Other, Hematology
8170 Royal Palm Boulevard
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Steven Weiss is an oncologist and hematologist. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weiss honors. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His distinctions include: South Florida Super Doctors and Boca Raton Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs.

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Dr. Boniface U Ndubisi, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
2964 N State Road 7; Suite 100
Margate, FL
 

Dr. Boniface Ndubisi is a specialist in gynecologic oncology. He studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Ndubisi trained at Penn State Hershey Medical Center for residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs.

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Dr. Christopher T Chen, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2101 Riverside Drive; Suite 101
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Chen is a radiation oncologist in Coral Springs, FL and Plantation, FL. Dr. Chen is professionally affiliated with Broward Health. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Sumit Sawhney, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
7431 N University Drive; Suite 110
Tamarac, FL
 

Dr. Sumit Sawhney is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He works in Tamarac, FL. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sawhney graduated from the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs.

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Dr. Isaac Vaisman, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2101 Riverside Drive; Suite 101
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Isaac Vaisman practices radiation oncology. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Vaisman is professionally affiliated with Broward Health.

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Specializes in General Practice, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
7431 N University Drive; Suite 110
Tamarac, FL
 

Dr. Alejandra Del Toro works as a general practitioner, hematologist, and adult oncologist in Tamarac, FL. She takes 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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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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