We found 8 oncologists who accept Coventry Gold HMO near Wellington, FL.

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

Dr. James Lapolla is a gynecologic oncology specialist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Lapolla at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include breast biopsy, laser surgery, and robotic surgery. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) and a hospital affiliated with the University of California. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Jessica Stine works as a gynecologic oncologist. She studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Stine trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for her residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Stine include da vinci surgery. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Medical Spanish. Dr. Stine is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Evan Tummel's specialties are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His clinical interests encompass breast cancer surgery. Dr. Tummel is an in-network provider 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 a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Tummel attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Brandon Regional Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Liver Cancer, Consultation, Genetic Counseling, Esophageal Cancer, Breast Cancer Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Julia Cogburn sees patients in Tampa, FL and Brandon, FL. Her medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Cogburn attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school. She 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. 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 specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Brandon, FL and Tampa, FL. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Wright honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Robert Waide Weaver, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
403 South Kings Avenue; Suite 100
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Robert Weaver is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. 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. Dr. Weaver is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's 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's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She 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. Melchert attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for residency. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Tampa Community Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital - South, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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

Dr. Randy Kahn's specialty is radiation oncology. He is affiliated with South Bay Hospital, Tampa Community Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Kahn obtained his medical school training at New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency 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.
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