We found 6 providers with an interest in kidney cancer and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueCare Everyday Health near Deland, FL.
Dr. Gregory Ortega's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Patients rated Dr. Ortega highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, lung cancer, and colon cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Orlando Health, Central Florida Regional Hospital, and Oviedo Medical Center. Dr. Ortega is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena. His residency was performed at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York and a hospital affiliated with East Tennessee State University (ETSU). Dr. Ortega is conversant in Spanish.
Dr. Bhanu Visvalingam is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Orange City, FL, Deland, FL, and Sanford, FL. Dr. Visvalingam obtained his medical school training at Boston University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Boston Medical Center and Winthrop University Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Visvalingam include bladder cancer, colon cancer, and CT scan. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Visvalingam is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital, Orlando Health, and Oviedo Medical Center.
Dr. Neeraj Sharma sees patients in Orange City, FL, Deland, FL, and Sanford, FL. His medical specialties are medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders). Dr. Sharma (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, lung cancer, and colon cancer. His professional affiliations include Orlando Health, Central Florida Regional Hospital, and Oviedo Medical Center. Dr. Sharma attended Indira Gandhi Medical College and Gandhi Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers for residency. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.
Dr. Santosh Nair's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He practices in Orange City, FL, Deland, FL, and Sanford, FL. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, colon cancer, and leukemia. His professional affiliations include Orlando Health, Central Florida Regional Hospital, and Oviedo Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nair takes. Dr. Nair graduated from Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute and Madras Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. In addition to English, Dr. Nair (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi.
Dr. Kottapurath Kunjumoideen is a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kunjumoideen include bladder cancer, diagnostic imaging, and thrombocytosis (high platelet count). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. Before performing his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, Dr. Kunjumoideen attended Calicut Medical College for medical school. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Central Florida Regional Hospital and Oviedo Medical Center.
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Dr. Giselle Mery is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. These areas are among her clinical interests: bladder cancer, lung cancer, and gynecologic cancer. 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. Mery attended medical school at New York Medical College. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital and Oviedo Medical Center.
oncologists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueCare Everyday Health (11)?
- 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 specialty of urology focuses on the structures of the body that produce urine and remove it from the body, such as the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. Since related structures in men are responsible for both reproduction and the transportation of urine, urologists specialize in men’s sexual health in addition to disorders of the urinary tract. Urologists treat both men and women, as well as patients ranging in age from newborn to elderly.
Certain urologic conditions are specific to male or female patients. Women are especially prone to stress incontinence, recurrent urinary tract infections, interstitial cystitis (a condition causing pain in the bladder), and urethral diverticuli (a structural issue where a small pouch develops from the urethra into the vagina). Some of these conditions may be adequately treated by a gynecologist, but patients may prefer to see a urologist because of their expertise in the urinary tract system. As for men, male infertility and sexual problems can be treated by a urologist. For example, urologists treat erectile dysfunction with medications or prosthetics. They may also perform surgeries such as vasectomies or vasectomy reversals.
Some other conditions that urologists treat include:
- Kidney stones, which are mineral deposits that can form anywhere in the urinary tract. The stones can be quite painful, and some large stones may be impossible to expel naturally. Fortunately, kidney stone treatments have advanced quite a bit in recent years, and a urologist may recommend a procedure such as shockwave lithotripsy (where sound waves are used to break down the stones), or percutaneous extraction (where telescopic tools are inserted through tiny incisions in the back to remove the stones). There can be some pain associated with these treatments, but they are far less invasive than the older methods of removal.
- Urinary tract infections, which are extremely common. However, if they happen over and over again, there may be an underlying problem within the urinary tract.
- Congenital abnormalities, which refers to problems that are present at birth. Congenital abnormalities affect the genitourinary tract more often than any other system of the body, and they range from mild to severe in appearance and effect. The most common abnormality (in male infants) is cryptorchidism, where a testicle does not descend from the body down into the scrotum. Another common problem is hypospadias, where the opening of the urethra appears on the underside of the penis.
- Renal disease, which is the loss of kidney function. For patients with renal disease, their urologist may be their primary surgeon or a coordinating member of their care team.
- Tumors and malignancies, which are especially common in the case of prostate cancer. Urologists are most often consultants to oncologists in these cases.
The American Urological Association recognizes seven subspecialties of urology:
- Pediatric Urology, the treatment of genitourinary tract disorders in children and infants
- Urologic Oncology, the treatment of cancers within the genitourinary tract
- Renal Transplantation, the treatment of severe kidney disease by replacing a non-functioning kidney with a donor kidney
- Male Infertility, the treatment of infertility due to problems with sperm, semen, or male sexuality
- Calculi, the treatment of kidney stones
- Female Urology, the care of women’s urinary health
- Neurourology, the treatment of urinary disorders caused by problems with the nervous system. For example, certain voiding disorders happen when the bladder does not receive signals appropriately, and erectile dysfunction is sometimes due to nerve loss.
Urinary and sexual problems can be especially distressing for many people. Fortunately, urologists are experts at managing these health conditions.