We found 28 oncologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Platinum near Bay Pines, FL.

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Craig Randall Miercort MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
6600 66th Street N
Pinellas Park, FL

Dr. Craig Miercort is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. After completing medical school at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Dr. Miercort performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. The average patient rating for Dr. Miercort is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and BayCare Physician Partners.

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Dr Syed Hasan Abid MD
Specializes in Other, Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, Hematology
Average rating 2.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
5000 Park Street N; Suite 1017
Saint Petersburg, FL

Dr. Syed Abid works as a medical oncologist and hematologist. Dr. Abid's areas of expertise include lymphoma. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center, and Deaconess Hospital, Dr. Abid attended Sindh Medical College for medical school. Dr. Abid (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus.

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Clinical interests: Lymphoma, Blood Disorders

John A Peterson MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1615 Pasadena Avenue S; Suite 400
St Petersburg, FL

Dr. John Peterson's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Peterson include blood disorders. Dr. Peterson takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dr. Peterson attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport for medical school. Dr. Peterson (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Chinese, and Vietnamese. Dr. Peterson is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders

Dr Anilkumar N Raiker MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
Average rating 1.25 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
6499 38th Avenue North; Suite G1
Saint Petersburg, FL

Dr. Anilkumar Raiker is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Raiker's clinical interests include cancer and blood disorders. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Mumbai and performed his residency at North General Hospital, the University of Maryland Medical Center, and Howard University Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Raiker (or staff) speaks Hindi. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus.

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Clinical interests: Cancer, Blood Disorders

Geetha J Kamath MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
5767 49th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL

Dr. Geetha Kamath specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Before completing her residency at Helene Fuld Medical Center, Dr. Kamath attended medical school at Kasturba Medical College. Her clinical interests include bone marrow aspiration. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kamath honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kamath (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Her professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration

Dr Pratibha Kirit Desai MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Medical Oncology
Average rating 1.85 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
5000 Park Street N; Suite 1017
Saint Petersburg, FL

Dr. Pratibha Desai sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. Her medical specialties are adult hematology and medical oncology. She attended medical school at the University of Mumbai. Dr. Desai trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for residency. Her areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, breast biopsy, and bone marrow aspiration. Her average rating from her patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Desai (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi. She is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Breast Biopsy, Diabetes

Vu Tran Ho MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1615 Pasadena Avenue S; Suite 400
St Petersburg, FL

Dr. Vu Ho is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Ho 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 a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Ho completed residency programs at Baylor University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is conversant in Vietnamese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Dr Maria Maragos Gregory MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
Average rating 4.83 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
3801 Park Street North; Suite 4
Saint Petersburg, FL

Dr. Maria Gregory is a gynecologic oncologist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Gregory (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Greek. Her professional affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Dr. Gregory graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Gregory trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for residency. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Frank P Franzese MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Average rating 4.91 stars out of 5 (28 ratings)
6600 66th Street N
Pinellas Park, FL

Dr. Frank Franzese is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Franzese is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and St. Petersburg General Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Franzese attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU).

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Richard Knipe MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
Average rating 4.68 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
1615 Pasadena Avenue S; Suite 400
St Petersburg, FL

Dr. Richard Knipe is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Knipe honors. Dr. Knipe obtained his medical school training at the University of Florida College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Knipe (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Kevin Seth Tralins MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Average rating 4.95 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
8787 Bryan Dairy Road; Suite 120
Largo, FL

Dr. Kevin Tralins specializes in radiation oncology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include breast augmentation, breast biopsy, and nutrition counseling. Dr. Tralins's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners and Morton Plant Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Medicine and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for residency. Dr. Tralins has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tralins honors.

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Clinical interests: Breast Augmentation, Breast Biopsy, Laser Surgery, Mastectomy, Nutrition Counseling

Dipali Trivedi MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, Hematology
10000 Bay Pines Boulevard
Bay Pines, FL

Dr. Dipali Trivedi is a medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders) specialist. These areas are among Dr. Trivedi's clinical interests: thrombocytosis (high platelet count), CT scan, and antiphospholipid antibody syndrome. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Trivedi takes. She attended New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. Dr. Trivedi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Orlando VA Medical Center, Central Florida Regional Hospital, and Bay Pines VA Healthcare System.

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Clinical interests: Bone Cancer, Sickle Cell Disease, Bone Problems, Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome, Cancer, Hodgkin ... (Read more)

Don Luong MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
8787 Bryan Dairy Road; Suite 210
Largo, FL

Dr. Don Luong is a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Largo, FL. His professional affiliations include Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, BayCare Physician Partners, and Florida Cancer Specialists (FCS). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Luong accepts. After attending Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, Dr. Luong completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Luong (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Vietnamese.

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Kerry E Chamberlain DO
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
8787 Bryan Dairy Road; Suite 210
Largo, FL

Dr. Kerry Chamberlain is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Largo, FL. Dr. Chamberlain is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Florida Cancer Specialists (FCS), and Morton Plant Hospital. Before completing his residency at Doctors Hospital, Dr. Chamberlain attended medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He takes 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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Jennifer L Ball DO
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
8787 Bryan Dairy Road; Suite 210
Largo, FL

Dr. Jennifer Ball specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She attended medical school at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Ball completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Ball's professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Gregoire Bergier MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
8787 Bryan Dairy Road; Suite 210
Largo, FL

Dr. Gregoire Bergier works as a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Clearwater, FL and Largo, FL. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Bergier's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Bergier (or staff) speaks the following languages: German and French. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and BayCare Physician Partners.

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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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