We found 36 oncologists who accept United Healthcare Compass near Tampa, FL.

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 medical specialist in gynecologic oncology. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hoffman include ovarian disease, cancer, and vaginal problems. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Hoffman is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Distinctions awarded to Dr. Hoffman include: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition; Examiner, Gyn Oncology Subspecialty Oral Exam, ABOG; and Examiner, Basic Oral Exam, ABOG. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Hoffman's practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Damian Laber's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. 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. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Laber attended the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Huron Hospital and South Pointe Hospital. He has received the distinction of Best Teaching Faculty, University of Louisville, JG Brown Cancer Center. His professional affiliations include Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He 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. Louis Benjamin Harrison, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
12902 Magnolia Drive, Chair; Department of Radiology
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Louis Harrison specializes in radiation oncology. In addition to English, Dr. Harrison (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Moffitt Cancer Center, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). His education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Kharfan-Dabaja is affiliated with Moffitt Cancer 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. Before completing his residency at Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland, Dr. Kharfan-Dabaja attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine.

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

Dr. Douglas Reintgen practices general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) in Tarpon Springs, FL, Tampa, FL, and Wesley Chapel, FL. Dr. Reintgen honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Reintgen is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine and a graduate of Duke University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Reintgen has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Reintgen is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Reintgen has an open panel.

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

Dr. Carolina Samper-Pena is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist. Dr. Samper-Pena 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. After attending the University of Cartagena Faculty of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at D.C. General Hospital. She speaks Spanish.

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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, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist), medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Jaglal's education and training includes medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. He is professionally affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center.

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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 physician who specializes in radiation oncology. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Berk's clinical interests include bladder cancer, rectal cancer, and robotic stereotactic radiosurgery (cyberknife). Dr. Berk honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Vulvar Cancer, Skin Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Robotic Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Esophageal Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ankita Karna 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. Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center. She is a graduate of Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Dr. Benjamin M Djulbegovic, ScD, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Adult Hematology
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Benjamin Djulbegovic is a physician who specializes in oncology (cancer care) and adult hematology. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at the University of Sarajevo Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. Dr. Djulbegovic has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Dr. Djulbegovic is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is a physician who specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She is conversant in Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lago-Toro include breast cancer surgery. Dr. Lago-Toro's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Baystate Medical Center. Dr. Lago-Toro takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Clinical interests: Breast Cancer Surgery, Breast Surgery

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

Dr. Arvind Soni sees patients in Tampa, FL. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Soni attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and subsequently trained at Strong Memorial Hospital for residency.

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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 sees patients in Tampa, FL. His medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, colon cancer, and breast issues. Dr. Hough has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Hough is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Hough completed a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). His hospital/clinic 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. 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 has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Park is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Tampa Community Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. 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. After attending Yonsei University College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Park completed Dr. Park's residency training at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Park is conversant in Korean.

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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 area of specialization is medical oncology. He is affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center. Dr. Creelan studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Mark Jeffrey Mogul, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
3001 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Mark Mogul specializes in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology and practices in Tampa, FL. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with State University of New York (SUNY) for residency. Dr. Mogul's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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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.