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Dr Gerald H Sokol MD
Specializes in Clinical Pharmacology, Radiation Oncology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Diagnostic Radiology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
100 Highland Avenue N
Largo, FL

Dr. Gerald Sokol practices clinical pharmacology, radiation oncology, and adult oncology in Hudson, FL, Largo, FL, and New Port Richey, FL. His areas of expertise include radiation therapy and skin cancer. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Sokol is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His education and training includes medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, U.S. Public Health Service Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Sokol's professional 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

Kay Marie Shawchuck MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
401 Corbett Street; Suite 400
Clearwater, FL

Dr. Kay Shawchuck is a general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL and Clearwater, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shawchuck include breast cancer surgery. Dr. Shawchuck is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Bardmoor Surgery Center, and St. Petersburg General Hospital. After attending Indiana University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Shawchuck honors 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: Breast Cancer Surgery

Dr Syed Hasan Abid MD
Specializes in Other, Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, Hematology
Average rating 2.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
1258 West Bay Drive; Suite G
Largo, FL

Dr. Syed Abid is a medical oncologist and hematologist in Saint Petersburg, FL, Hudson, FL, and Largo, FL. Dr. Abid's clinical interests include lymphoma. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abid takes. 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) is conversant in 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 out of 5 (4 ratings)
1417 S Belcher Road
Clearwater, 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. In her practice, she is particularly interested in bone marrow aspiration. Dr. Kamath's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Kamath (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Kamath 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

Dr Edgar G Miranda MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
3280 N Mcmullen Booth Road; Suite 200
Clearwater, FL

Dr. Edgar Miranda practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Miranda include cancer. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Miranda graduated from Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Miranda is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Cancer

Don Luong MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
100 Highland Avenue N
Largo, FL

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

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Kerry E Chamberlain DO
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
100 Highland Avenue Ne
Largo, FL

Dr. Kerry Chamberlain is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Largo, FL. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at Doctors Hospital, Dr. Chamberlain attended A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. 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 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
3280 N Mcmullen Booth Road; Suite 200
Clearwater, FL

Dr. Jennifer Ball specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Ball's professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. 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. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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)
3280 Mcmullen Booth Road; Suite 200
Clearwater, FL

Dr. Gregoire Bergier works as a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. In addition to English, Dr. Bergier (or staff) speaks German and French. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and BayCare Physician Partners. Dr. Bergier completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He honors 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 MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
Average rating 3.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
3280 N Mcmullen Booth Road; Suite 200
Clearwater, FL

Dr. Hitesh Patel's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He attended Kasturba Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. In his practice, he is particularly interested in chemotherapy. Dr. Patel accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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

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

Dr. Idelfia Marte practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Clearwater, FL. Dr. Marte speaks Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Marte include cancer. Her professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Marte obtained her medical school training at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and performed her residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and NYU Langone Medical Center. She 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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Clinical interests: Cancer

Lane D Ziegler DO
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
Average rating 3.19 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
100 Highland Avenue N
Largo, FL

Dr. Lane Ziegler is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Largo, FL. Before completing his residency at Grandview Medical Center, Dr. Ziegler attended medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include bone marrow aspiration and spinal manipulation. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He 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. Dr. Ziegler's professional affiliations include 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 out of 5 (9 ratings)
100 Highland Avenue N
Largo, FL

Dr. Sung Byun is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Patient ratings for Dr. Byun average 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Byun takes. Dr. Byun (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Korean and Portuguese. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Dr Vivian D Griffin MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
100 Highland Avenue N
Largo, FL

Dr. Vivian Griffin, who practices in New Port Richey, FL and Largo, FL, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Her professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville, BayCare Physician Partners, and Mease Countryside Hospital. Dr. Griffin is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Griffin completed residency programs at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Griffin accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Jose Alemar MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
3280 N Mcmullen Booth Road; Suite 200
Clearwater, FL

Dr. Jose Alemar specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He has a 5.0 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. Alemar takes. After completing medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, Dr. Alemar performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Alemar is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Nuruddin Jooma MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
100 Highland Avenue N
Largo, FL

Dr. Nuruddin Jooma works as a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Clearwater, FL and Largo, FL. 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 completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Jooma attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Jooma (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Hindi. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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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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