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We found 4 oncologists who accept BlueSelect near Zephyrhills, FL.

Dr. Richard Francis McDonough, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
38135 Market Square
Zephyrhills, FL
 

Dr. Richard McDonough is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include palliative care, lymphoma, and research. His professional affiliations include Florida Medical Clinic and Bayfront Health Dade City. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Dr. McDonough performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He 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: Research, Lung Problems, Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma, Breast Issues, Colon Problems, Palliative Care

Dr. Samina Reza, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
38135 Market Square
Zephyrhills, FL
 

Dr. Samina Reza's specialties are adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). She practices in Zephyrhills, FL, Dade City, FL, and Land O Lakes, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Reza include lymphoma. Dr. Reza accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending Sindh Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Reza is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital North, and Florida Medical Clinic.

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Clinical interests: Lung Problems, Lymphoma, Breast Issues, Colon Problems

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
38010 Medical Center Avenue
Zephyrhills, FL
 

Dr. Larry Gandle sees patients in Zephyrhills, FL, Tampa, FL, and Brooksville, FL. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville, BayCare Physician Partners, and Tampa Community Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gandle accepts. He obtained his medical school training at Tulane University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Jacobi Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center.

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Dr. Christine Gail Simone, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
38135 Market Square
Zephyrhills, FL
 

Dr. Christine Simone is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. These areas are among Dr. Simone's clinical interests: lymphoma and cancer survivorship. She is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic and Bayfront Health Dade City. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Simone attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Breast Issues, Cancer Survivorship, Gastrointestinal Problems, Lymphoma, Deep Vein Thrombosis

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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.