We found 19 oncologists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueCare Essential near West Palm Beach, FL.

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Specializes in Surgical Oncology
Mail Code 2nd Flr Clinic; Cityplace Tower
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Cassann Blake's medical specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). After completing medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Blake's areas of expertise consist of breast biopsy, breast cancer surgery, and breast cancer. The average patient rating for Dr. Blake is 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Clinical interests: Breast Biopsy, Surgical Procedures, Breast Cancer Surgery, Breast Issues, Breast Abscess, Breast ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
Florida; West Palm Beach, Mail Code Wstn
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Stone's specialties are adult oncology and medical oncology. She practices in Weston, FL and West Palm Beach, FL. She is conversant in Spanish. Her clinical interests include cancer supportive care, cancer screening, and urologic (genitourinary) cancer. Dr. Stone is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Georgetown University Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Stone is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Stone 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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Clinical interests: Blood Tests, Urologic Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Uterine Cancer, Cancer ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
Florida; West Palm Beach, Mail Code Wstn
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Bruno Bastos sees patients in Weston, FL and West Palm Beach, FL. His medical specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Bastos is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, cancer supportive care, and cancer screening. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at Federal University of Bahia. He trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Bastos include: Amgen Young Investigator Forum Award and National Lung Cancer Partnership Travel Award. Dr. Bastos (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Portuguese. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Clinical interests: Blood Tests, Research, Urologic Cancer, Brain Cancer, Thoracic Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Sarcoma, Skin ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
901 45th Street
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Silvio Garcia is a radiation oncology specialist in West Palm Beach, FL and Lake Worth, FL. He 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. He studied medicine at Santo Domingo Institute of Technology. Dr. Garcia's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with West Palm Beach VA Medical Center and Mercy Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1309 North Flagler Drive
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Robert Green, who practices in West Palm Beach, FL, is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Green honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. He is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. His distinctions include: Boca Raton Super Doctors and South Florida Super Doctors.

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Dr. Anurag Agarwal, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1309 N Flagler Drive
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Anurag Agarwal's area of specialization is radiation oncology. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Agarwal attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Agarwal completed residency programs at Mount Sinai Medical Center and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Agarwal is affiliated with Broward Health Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
4700 N Congress Avenue; Suite 304b
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Lawrence Tepper's medical specialty is adult hematology and adult oncology. 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. Dr. Tepper attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Dr. Daniel Lewis Spitz, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1309 North Flagler Drive
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Spitz practices adult hematology and adult oncology. He is affiliated with Bethesda Health. He graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. Dr. Spitz takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Spitz's distinctions include: Boca Raton Super Doctors and South Florida Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1309 North Flagler Drive
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Elisabeth McKeen is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist in West Palm Beach, FL. Dr. McKeen has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. She attended medical school at Albany Medical College. Dr. McKeen has received distinctions including Boca Raton Super Doctors and South Florida Super Doctors.

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Dr. Howard Mitchell Goodman, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1309 North Flagler Drive
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Howard Goodman is a specialist in gynecologic oncology. He works in West Palm Beach, FL and Atlantis, FL. Dr. Goodman is professionally affiliated with Bethesda Health. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1309 N Flagler Drive; Florida Cancer Specialists Place
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Augustin Schwartz works as an oncologist and medical oncologist in West Palm Beach, FL. Dr. Schwartz is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1309 North Flagler Drive
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Neal Rothschild works as an adult hematologist and oncologist in West Palm Beach, FL. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. Dr. Rothschild has received professional recognition including the following: Boca Raton Super Doctors and South Florida Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1309 N Flagler Drive; Florida Cancer Specialists Place
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Marilyn Raymond's areas of specialization are adult oncology and medical oncology. Dr. Raymond studied medicine at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1309 N Flagler Drive; Florida Cancer Specialists Place
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Avram Smukler's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. He practices in West Palm Beach, FL. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Smukler studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4700 N Congress Avenue; Suite 308b
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Allen Schultz's medical specialty is adult oncology and medical oncology. He graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Schultz has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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.

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Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
5325 Greenwood Avenue; Suit 306
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Matthew Ramirez's specialties are pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. He practices in Miami, FL, West Palm Beach, FL, and Coral Gables, FL. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Bethesda Health and Nicklaus Children's Hospital. Dr. Ramirez accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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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.