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Dr. Gerald H. Sokol M.D.
Specializes in Clinical Pharmacology, Radiation Oncology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Diagnostic Radiology
average rating 5 stars (6 ratings)
100 Highland Avenue N
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Gerald Sokol works as a clinical pharmacologist, radiation oncologist, and adult oncologist. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. He trained at Massachusetts General Hospital, U.S. Public Health Service Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sokol include radiation therapy and skin cancer. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. 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. Sokol speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and BayCare Physician Partners.

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Clinical interests: Skin Cancer, Radiation Therapy

Dr. Syed Hasan Abid MD
Specializes in Other, Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, Hematology
average rating 2 stars (2 ratings)
1258 West Bay Drive; Suite G
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Syed Abid is a medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders) specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL, Hudson, FL, and Largo, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Abid include lymphoma. Dr. Abid accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Sindh Medical College. He completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center, and Deaconess Hospital. Dr. Abid (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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

Geetha J. Kamath MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
average rating 4.75 stars (4 ratings)
1417 S Belcher Road
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Geetha Kamath practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Clearwater, FL, Saint Petersburg, FL, and Fort Myers, FL. Dr. Kamath's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kamath include bone marrow aspiration. She is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus. Dr. Kamath accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Kasturba Medical College, she performed her residency at Helene Fuld Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Kamath (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration

Dr. Edgar G. Miranda M.D.
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
average rating 5 stars (2 ratings)
3280 N Mcmullen Booth Road; Suite 200
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Edgar Miranda is a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. He is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Miranda include cancer. Dr. Miranda's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. After attending Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Dr. Miranda completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). 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.

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Clinical interests: Cancer

Don Luong M.D.
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
1301 2nd Avenue Sw; Suite 290
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Don Luong's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. In addition to English, Dr. Luong (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Luong's professional affiliations include Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, BayCare Physician Partners, and Florida Cancer Specialists (FCS). He obtained his medical school training at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Hitesh Patel M.D.
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
average rating 3 stars (1 rating)
400 Pinellas Street; Suite 300
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Hitesh Patel, who practices in Clearwater, FL and Largo, FL, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Before completing his residency at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Patel attended medical school at Kasturba Medical College. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Patel include chemotherapy. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel honors. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. His professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Chemotherapy

Gregoire Bergier MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
average rating 4.5 stars (1 rating)
1301 2nd Avenue Sw; Suite 290
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Gregoire Bergier is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and BayCare Physician Partners. 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. 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.

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Kerry E. Chamberlain DO
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1301 2nd Avenue Sw; Suite 290
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Kerry Chamberlain is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. After attending A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Doctors Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chamberlain accepts. Dr. Chamberlain's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Florida Cancer Specialists (FCS), and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Jennifer L. Ball DO
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
3280 N Mcmullen Booth Road; Suite 200
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Jennifer Ball specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Clearwater, FL and Largo, FL. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Ball attended medical school at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Ball's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Dr. Idelfia A. Marte M.D.
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3280 N Mcmullen Booth Road; Suite 200
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Idelfia Marte is a Clearwater, FL physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include cancer. Dr. Marte accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and NYU Langone Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Cancer

Lane D. Ziegler DO
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
average rating 3.19 stars (6 ratings)
1301 2nd Avenue Sw; Suite 290
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Lane Ziegler is an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. He is especially interested in bone marrow aspiration and spinal manipulation. Dr. Ziegler's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at Grandview Medical Center, Dr. Ziegler attended A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, BayCare Physician Partners, and Florida Cancer Specialists (FCS).

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Spinal Manipulation

Dr. Sung Tae Byun MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
average rating 3.47 stars (9 ratings)
1301 2nd Avenue Sw; Suite 290
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Sung Byun sees patients in Largo, FL. His medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. In addition to English, Dr. Byun (or staff) speaks Korean and Portuguese. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners and Morton Plant Hospital. Dr. Byun has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Byun is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Jose Alemar MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
average rating 5 stars (3 ratings)
1301 2nd Avenue Sw; Suite 290
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Jose Alemar practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Clearwater, FL and Largo, FL. He is rated highly by his patients. His professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Alemar is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Alemar graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He speaks Spanish.

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Nuruddin Jooma M.D.
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
400 Pinellas Street; Suite 300
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Nuruddin Jooma's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jooma takes. Dr. Jooma studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Jooma completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Jooma (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi.

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What is Medical Oncology?

Medical oncologists are physicians who treat cancer through the use of medication, usually chemotherapy. Often a medical oncologist is the doctor in charge of a cancer patient’s health care, and this doctor may organize and coordinate all the care the patient receives, even that from other specialists.

Oncologist is a fancy word for a physician who treats cancer. There are three main types of oncologists: surgical oncologists perform surgery, radiation oncologists provide radiation therapy, and medical oncologists treat cancer with chemotherapy and other medication. There are also other distinctions between oncologists. For example, some oncologists specialize only in one or two tumor types (such as breast cancer or lung cancer), and pediatric oncologists only treat children and teens. However, all medical oncologists will be knowledgeable about the use of medicine to treat cancer.

While traditional chemotherapy is the most common medication used to treat cancer, other medications that a medical oncologist might use include hormonal therapies (such as Tamoxifen) or a newer kind of treatment called targeted therapy. Targeted therapy medications act only on cancer cells, while chemotherapy acts on all dividing cells in the body.

The care provided by medical oncologists usually begins when cancer is first suspected. They diagnose and stage cancer, or describe how serious it is. Medical oncologists are often the ones to explain to patients where their cancer is located, how severe their case is, and what treatment is recommended. They manage treatment and follow-up care after the cancer is removed, or they provide palliative care for patients whose cancer cannot be successfully treated.

Medical oncologists typically work with a group of health care providers that form a cancer team to provide care for each patient. The cancer team can include other physicians (such as oncologists and pathologists), oncological nurses, or social workers. Each specialist brings a very specific set of skills to the team, so working together as one unit, they offer a greater breadth of knowledge and skills for each patient.
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