We found 5 oncologists who accept United Healthcare HSA near Wellington, FL.

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

Dr. James Lapolla's area of specialization is gynecologic oncology. Dr. Lapolla has a special interest in breast biopsy, laser surgery, and robotic surgery. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital, and St. Petersburg General Hospital. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) and a hospital affiliated with the University of California. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He 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 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 works as a general surgeon and surgical oncologist in Brandon, FL. Dr. Tummel's clinical interests include breast cancer surgery. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Liver Cancer, Consultation, Genetic Counseling, Esophageal Cancer, Breast Cancer Surgery, Breast ... (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 in Brandon, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stine include da vinci surgery. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Stine trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Stine speaks Medical Spanish. She is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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

Dr. Mario Dante Lacerna, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
717 W. Robertson Street
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Mario Lacerna's area of specialization is radiation oncology. His professional affiliations include South Bay Hospital and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System. He graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Lacerna's residency was performed at Beaumont Hospitals. United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lacerna honors.

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

Dr. Randy Kahn's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Dr. Kahn graduated from New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU) for his residency. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kahn honors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Bay Hospital, Tampa Community Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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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.