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We found 37 oncologists who accept United Healthcare Compass near Tampa, FL.

Dr. Damian Abel Laber, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Damian Laber, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. After completing medical school at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Huron Hospital and South Pointe Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and bleeding. Patients rated Dr. Laber highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Laber honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received the distinction of Best Teaching Faculty, University of Louisville, JG Brown Cancer Center. He is professionally affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Laber is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bleeding, Kidney Cancer, Sarcoma, Skin Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Leukemia, Hemophilia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Douglas Scott Reintgen, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Douglas Reintgen's specialties are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Reintgen is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Reintgen 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. Dr. Reintgen welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at Duke University School of Medicine, Dr. Reintgen performed Dr. Reintgen's residency at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Reintgen has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Dr. Mitchel Scott Hoffman, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
2 Tampa General Circle, Floor 4; Division of Gynecologic Oncology
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Mitchel Hoffman is a Tampa, FL physician who specializes in gynecologic oncology. In Dr. Hoffman's practice, he is particularly interested in ovarian disease, cancer, and vaginal problems. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Hoffman attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school. On average, patients gave Dr. Hoffman a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received the following distinctions: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition; Examiner, Gyn Oncology Subspecialty Oral Exam, ABOG; and Examiner, Basic Oral Exam, ABOG. Dr. Hoffman welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Ovarian Disease, Cancer, Uterine Problems, Tumor, Vaginal Problems, Pelvic Pain

Dr. Charles Everard Cox, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
2 Tampa General Circle, Tampa; Floor 33606
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Charles Cox specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and practices in Tampa, FL. Dr. Cox obtained his medical school training at the University of Utah School of Medicine and performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cox include breast cancer and breast reconstruction. Patient ratings for Dr. Cox average 4.0 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. Cox takes. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cancer, Breast Surgery, Breast Issues, Reconstructive Surgery, Breast Reconstruction, Breast Cancer

Dr. Louis Benjamin Harrison, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
12902 Magnolia Drive, Chair; Department of Radiology
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Louis Harrison's specialty is radiation oncology. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Harrison obtained his medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Harrison (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. Dr. Harrison is professionally affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE).

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Dr. Mohamed Abd El Karim Kharfan Dabaja, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
12902 Magnolia Drive Fob-3; Department of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Mohamed Kharfan-Dabaja sees patients in Tampa, FL. His medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. After attending American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Kharfan-Dabaja completed his residency training at Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center.

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Dr. Claudia Elisa Lago Toro, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
4321 N. Macdill Avenue; Suite 203
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Claudia Lago-Toro's area of specialization is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Her clinical interests encompass breast cancer surgery. Dr. Lago-Toro's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Baystate Medical Center. Dr. Lago-Toro speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Breast Cancer Surgery, Breast Surgery

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
7820 N Armenia Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Carolina Samper-Pena, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Samper-Pena is conversant in Spanish. She attended medical school at the University of Cartagena Faculty of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Samper-Pena completed a residency program at D.C. General Hospital. 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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Dr. Y.K. Peter Kyu Park, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3402 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Yon Park sees patients in Tampa, FL. Dr. Yon Park's medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Park speaks Korean. Dr. Park's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Tampa Community Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Park is a graduate of Yonsei University College of Medicine. Dr. Park's residency was performed at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Park is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by Dr. Park's patients. Dr. Park 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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Dr. Benjamin Djulbegovic, ScD, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Adult Hematology
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Benjamin Djulbegovic is a specialist in oncology (cancer care) and adult hematology. He works in Tampa, FL. 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 a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville, Dr. Djulbegovic attended the University of Sarajevo Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He has received distinctions including BMJ's Minerva's lead story: Nature 2013;500:395-396, BMJ; Faculty Outstanding Research Achievement Award, University of South Florida; and Selected in 1% of top US doctors, US News & World Report. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Michael Vishal Jaglal, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, Hematology
3 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Michael Jaglal's areas of specialization are hospital medicine (hospitalist), medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders); he sees patients in Tampa, FL. He accepts United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jaglal graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. He is affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center.

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Dr. Ankita K Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Ankita Shah is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Tampa, FL. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois, Dr. Shah attended medical school at Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Shah is affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center.

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Dr. Bruce Oliver Hough, MD, DO
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3001 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard; 1st Floor Sjh Cancer Institute
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Bruce Hough is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Tampa, FL. His education and training includes medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hough include lung cancer, colon cancer, and breast issues. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Hough's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Breast Issues

Dr. Arvind Bunty Soni, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3001 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Arvind Soni practices radiation oncology in Tampa, FL. Dr. Soni honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He trained at Strong Memorial Hospital for his residency. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Dr. Lawrence Bruce Berk, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Lawrence Berk is a radiation oncologist in Tampa, FL. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Berk is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Berk completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Berk takes. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Benjamin C Creelan, MS, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
12902 Magnolia Dr. Fob-1
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Benjamin Creelan's specialty is medical oncology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University, Dr. Creelan attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. Dr. Creelan is affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center.

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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.