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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 medical specialty is gynecologic oncology. Dr. Lapolla's areas of clinical interest consist of breast biopsy, laser surgery, and robotic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital, and St. Petersburg General Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Dr. Lapolla attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Lapolla average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lapolla 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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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's specialties are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He is especially interested in breast cancer surgery. Dr. Tummel honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Tummel is affiliated with 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 specializes in gynecologic oncology and practices in Brandon, FL. Dr. Stine has indicated that her clinical interests include da vinci surgery. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Medical Spanish. Her professional affiliations include 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 is a specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Lacerna's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Bay Hospital and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System. He takes United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Beaumont Hospitals.

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

Dr. Randy Kahn is a radiation oncologist in Sun City Center, FL and Brandon, FL. He attended medical school at New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Kahn trained at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU) for residency. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with 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.