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Dr. Gerald H Sokol, MD
Specializes in Clinical Pharmacology, Radiation Oncology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Diagnostic Radiology, Hematology
100 Highland Avenue N
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Gerald Sokol is a clinical pharmacologist, radiation oncologist, and oncologist. 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. In his practice, he is particularly interested in radiation therapy and skin cancer. Dr. Sokol has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Sokol is affiliated with 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
1258 West Bay Drive; Suite G
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Syed Abid is a medical oncologist and hematologist. Dr. Abid (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Clinical interests for Dr. Abid include lymphoma. Dr. Abid's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus. He is a graduate of Sindh Medical College. Dr. Abid's training includes residency programs at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center, and Deaconess Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Clinical interests: Lymphoma, Blood Disorders

Dr. Geetha J Kamath, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1417 S Belcher Road
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Geetha Kamath works as an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Clearwater, FL, Saint Petersburg, FL, and Fort Myers, FL. On average, patients gave Dr. Kamath a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kamath include bone marrow aspiration. Her professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus. Dr. Kamath is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing her residency at Helene Fuld Medical Center, Dr. Kamath attended medical school at Kasturba Medical College. Dr. Kamath (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration

Dr. Peter William Blumencranz, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
400 Pinellas Street; Suite 200
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Peter Blumencranz is a cancer surgeon in Clearwater, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include breast biopsy, breast cancer surgery, and breast issues. Dr. Blumencranz 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. He is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College and a graduate of New York Hospital's residency program. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Medical Group, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Breast Biopsy, Lumpectomy, Skin Cancer, Mastectomy, Breast Cancer Surgery, Breast Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Alberto Ramon Mizrachi Mizrachi, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
400 Pinellas Street; Mpm Hematology & Oncology Specialists Suite 220
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Alberto Mizrachi's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He practices in Clearwater, FL. He graduated from the University of Panama School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. In addition to English, Dr. Mizrachi speaks Spanish. Dr. Mizrachi's professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Medical Group, and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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Dr. Kathleen Gardiner Allen, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
400 Pinellas Street; Suite 200
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Kathleen Allen specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and practices in Clearwater, FL and New Port Richey, FL. She is especially interested in breast cancer surgery, cancer, and breast issues. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Allen attended the University of Kentucky College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with East Tennessee State University (ETSU) for residency. She is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Medical Group, and Morton Plant North Bay Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Breast Cancer Surgery, Cancer, Breast Issues

Dr. Charles Athan Brooks, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2560 Enterprise Road E
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Charles Brooks is a radiation oncology specialist in Clearwater, FL. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Brooks takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Dr. Vijayakrishna K Gadiyaram, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
400 Pinellas Street; Mpm Hematology & Oncology Specialists Suite 220
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Vijayakrishna Gadiyaram is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Clearwater, FL. Dr. Gadiyaram accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Tirupati for medical school, she completed her residency training at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center. Dr. Gadiyaram (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Gadiyaram is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Medical Group, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Dr. Edgar G Miranda, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
303 Pinellas Street; Suite 230
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Edgar Miranda is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Miranda is especially interested in cancer. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Miranda honors. He is a graduate of Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Miranda's professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Cancer

Dr. Don D Luong, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1301 2nd Avenue Sw; Suite 290
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Don Luong practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Largo, FL. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Luong takes. Dr. Luong (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Luong's hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, BayCare Physician Partners, and Florida Cancer Specialists (FCS).

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

Dr. Kerry Chamberlain's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He practices in Largo, FL. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Chamberlain trained at Doctors Hospital. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Florida Cancer Specialists (FCS), and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Dr. Jennifer L Ball, DO
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3280 N Mcmullen Booth Road; Suite 200
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Jennifer Ball works as an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. Her professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Ball 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. 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.

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Dr. Gregoire H Bergier, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1301 2nd Avenue Sw; Suite 290
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Gregoire Bergier's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. 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. Bergier completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). In addition to English, Dr. Bergier (or staff) speaks German and French. Dr. Bergier's professional affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and BayCare Physician Partners.

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Dr. Hector Alejandro Arango, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1005 Pinellas Street
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Hector Arango is a physician who specializes in gynecologic oncology. His areas of expertise include the following: chemotherapy, endometrial biopsy, and hysteroscopy. On average, patients gave Dr. Arango a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. 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 obtained his medical school training at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Arango has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Medical Group, and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Laser Surgery, Gynecologic Surgery, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Hitesh C Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
400 Pinellas Street; Suite 300
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Hitesh Patel practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is especially interested in chemotherapy. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Patel accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel's education and training includes medical school at Kasturba Medical College and residency at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Clinical interests: Chemotherapy

Dr. Leonard Manuel Toonkel, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
300 Pinellas Street; Lykes Cancer Pavilion
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Leonard Toonkel is a radiation oncology specialist in Miami Beach, FL, Clearwater, FL, and Miami, FL. Dr. Toonkel 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. Before performing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Toonkel attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Women's Hospital and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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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.
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