We found 13 oncologists who accept BlueOptions Essential 1419 near Lake Mary, FL.

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Dr. Asad Ali Sheikh, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
210 Rinehart Road
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Asad Sheikh's medical specialty is adult hematology and adult oncology. After attending Allama Iqbal Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Sheikh (or staff) speaks Urdu. He is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health.

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Dr. Maneesh Gossain, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2200 West 1st Street
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Maneesh Gossain sees patients in Sanford, FL and Orlando, FL. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. He is affiliated with Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Gossain accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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Clinical interests: Retinoblastoma, Brain Cancer, Larynx Cancer, Liver Cancer, Oral Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Soft Tissue ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory L Ortega, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2100 W 1st Street
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Gregory Ortega's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology; he sees patients in Orange City, FL, Sanford, FL, and Deland, FL. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ortega 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 National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena. Dr. Ortega's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with East Tennessee State University (ETSU). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Clinical interests: PET Scan, Brain Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Bone Problems, Skin Cancer, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Santosh M Nair, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2100 W 1st Street
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Santosh Nair is an adult hematologist and adult oncologist in Orange City, FL, Sanford, FL, and Deland, FL. Dr. Nair's professional affiliations include Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital. He is a graduate of Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute and the University of Madras. He trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University for residency. Dr. Nair accepts 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: PET Scan, Brain Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Bone Problems, Skin Cancer, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Neeraj Sharma, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Other, Hematology
2100 West 1st Street
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Neeraj Sharma's specialties are oncology (cancer care) and hematology (blood disorders). He practices in Orange City, FL, Sanford, FL, and Deland, FL. After attending Indira Gandhi Medical College for medical school, Dr. Sharma completed his residency training at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Clinical interests: PET Scan, Brain Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Bone Problems, Skin Cancer, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kottapurath K Kunjumoideen, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
917 Rinehart Road; Suite 2041
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Kottapurath Kunjumoideen's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Lake Mary, FL, Orange City, FL, and Deland, FL. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Calicut Medical College, he performed his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Kunjumoideen is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Brain Cancer, Sickle Cell Disease, Liver Cancer, Skin Cancer, Oral Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Bhanu Visvalingam, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2100 W 1st Street
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Bhanu Visvalingam sees patients in Orange City, FL, Sanford, FL, and Deland, FL. His medical specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. After attending Boston University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Winthrop University Hospital. Dr. Visvalingam 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 affiliated with Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Clinical interests: PET Scan, Brain Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Bone Problems, Skin Cancer, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Victor Wady Melgen, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
917 Rinehart Road; Suite 2041
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Victor Melgen's medical specialty is adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Melgen has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He is a graduate of National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena. For his residency, Dr. Melgen trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Dr. Melgen speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Sickle Cell Disease, Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome, Hemophilia, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Seema Harichand-Herdt, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2100 West First Street
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Seema Harichand-Herdt's medical specialty is adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Harichand-Herdt honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Harichand-Herdt is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Kaposi's Sarcoma, Sickle Cell Disease, Larynx Cancer, Liver Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard J Lee, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2200 West 1st Street
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Richard Lee is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Sanford, FL and Orlando, FL. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. 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. After completing medical school at Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Lee performed his residency at Mayo Clinic.

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Clinical interests: Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy, Brachytherapy

Dr. Lynn Van Ummersen, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
917 Rinehart Road; Suite 2041
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Lynn Van Ummersen's areas of specialization are adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders); she sees patients in Orange City, FL and Lake Mary, FL. Dr. Van Ummersen takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. Before completing her residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Dr. Van Ummersen attended medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Sickle Cell Disease, Liver Cancer, Skin Cancer, Oral Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Gallbladder Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
917 Rinehart Road; Suite 2041
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Ernesto Bustinza Linares works as an adult hematologist and oncologist. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bustinza Linares takes.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
917 Rinehart Road; Suite 2041
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Shemin Gupta is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist. She 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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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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