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We found 8 oncologists who accept BlueCare Essential Health S1451 near Wellington, FL.

Dr. James Peter La Polla, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
621 Lumsden Professional Center
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. James Lapolla sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL, Tampa, FL, and Brandon, FL. His medical specialty is gynecologic oncology. On average, patients gave Dr. Lapolla a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include breast biopsy, laser surgery, and robotic surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) and a hospital affiliated with the University of California. Dr. Lapolla is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Breast Biopsy, Ectopic Pregnancy, Abdominal Problems, Laser Surgery, Hysterectomy, Gynecologic ... (Read more)

Dr. Evan Kenneth Tummel, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
602 Vonderburg Drive; Suite 101
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Evan Tummel is a specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He works in Brandon, FL and Tampa, FL. In his practice, Dr. Tummel focuses on breast cancer surgery. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Tummel attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Tummel accepts 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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Clinical interests: Liver Cancer, Consultation, Genetic Counseling, Esophageal Cancer, Breast Cancer Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. David Donald Wright, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
425 S Parsons Avenue; Suite 101
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. David Wright is a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Wright is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wright 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.

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Dr. Shalin Ramesh Shah, MD, DO
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3402 West Dr. Mlk Jr. Boulevard; Suite 100
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Shalin Shah is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. Dr. Shah studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Shah trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah takes. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Tampa Community Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Dr. Magda Elkabani Melchert, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
425 S Parsons Avenue; Suite 101
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Magda Melchert is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Tampa Community Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Melchert graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Melchert completed a residency program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Dr. Julia A Cogburn, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
403 South Kings Avenue; Suite 100
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Julia Cogburn practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She 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. She is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Cogburn trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Dr. Jessica Eileen Stine, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
602 Vonderburg Drive; Suite 101
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Jessica Stine's area of specialization is gynecologic oncology. In her practice, Dr. Stine focuses on da vinci surgery. Dr. Stine is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. She speaks Medical Spanish. Dr. Stine's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Ovarian Cancer, Endometrial Cancer, Da Vinci Surgery, Hysterectomy

Dr. Randy Kahn, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
823 S. Parsons
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Randy Kahn specializes in radiation oncology. He is affiliated with South Bay Hospital, Tampa Community Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Kahn is a graduate of New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU).

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Brachytherapy

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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.