We found 28 general surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO near Saint Petersburg, FL.

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Foster Bryan MD
Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
Average rating 2.33 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
6006 49th Street North; Suite 310
Saint Petersburg, FL

Dr. Foster Bryan's areas of specialization are general practice, family medicine, and general surgery; he sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Bryan's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and heart valve disease. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Emory University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Bryan trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Bryan's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus.

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Clinical interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Stenosis, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Laser T ... (Read more)

Michael Defrain MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Surgery, Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
6006 49th Street North; Suite 310
Saint Petersburg, FL

Dr. Michael Defrain works as a general practitioner, general surgeon, and cardiologist in Saint Petersburg, FL. His clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and heart valve disease. 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. Defrain attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Texas Heart Institute and a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). 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: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Stenosis, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Laser T ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Practice, General Surgery, Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
6006 49th Street North; Suite 200
Saint Petersburg, FL

Dr. Ignacio Duarte is a general practitioner, general surgeon, and cardiologist in Brandon, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and heart valve disease. Dr. Duarte is affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital and The Heart Institute (St. Petersburg and Largo, FL) at Northside Hospital Campus. He takes 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 a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Duarte attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Duarte speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Stenosis, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Laser T ... (Read more)

Dr Kevin Lee Huguet MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
Average rating 4.82 stars out of 5 (13 ratings)
960 7th Avenue N
St Petersburg, FL

Dr. Kevin Huguet is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL. He is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: colon cancer, hemorrhoid banding, and whipple procedure. Dr. Huguet's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and BayCare Physician Partners. He graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. Patient ratings for Dr. Huguet average 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, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Whipple Procedure, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Breast Biopsy, Rectal Problems, Colectomy, Sleeve G ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Practice, General Surgery, Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
6006 49th Street North; Suite 310
Saint Petersburg, FL

Dr. Bradley Bufkin specializes in general practice, general surgery, and cardiology (heart disease) and practices in Brandon, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bufkin include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and heart valve disease. He is professionally affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital. Dr. Bufkin attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. Dr. Bufkin honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Clinical interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Stenosis, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Laser T ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Practice, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Internal Medicine
6006 49th Street North; Suite 310
Saint Petersburg, FL

Dr. Charles Bailey is a general practitioner, general surgeon, and vascular surgeon in Brandon, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Bailey include bypass surgery, carotid artery stenting, and angioplasty. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Bailey attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Bailey is affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Bypass Surgery, Stenosis, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Stent Placement, Aneurysm, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

John Clarke MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
1615 Pasadena Avenue S; Suite 330
Saint Petersburg, FL

Dr. John Clarke sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL and South Pasadena, FL. His medical specialties are general practice, general surgery, and vascular surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Clarke average 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Clarke include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and colectomy (colon resection). He is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and BayCare Health System. Dr. Clarke accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Shands HealthCare, Dr. Clarke attended medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Clarke (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French.

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Clinical interests: Lymphadenectomy, Colectomy, Partial Mastectomy, Lumpectomy, Hemorrhoid Surgery, Rectal Cancer, Colon ... (Read more)

Steven M Levine MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
4957 38th Avenue North; Suite C
Saint Petersburg, FL

Dr. Steven Levine is a general surgery and vascular surgery specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Levine include breast cancer surgery, heart problems, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Levine honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Boston Medical Center. Dr. Levine's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Breast Biopsy, Lumpectomy, Skin Cancer, Heart Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Laser Treatment, Surgi ... (Read more)

Paul M Colombani MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Other
601 5th Street South; Suite 306
St. Petersburg, FL

Dr. Paul Colombani is a specialist in pediatric surgery and general surgery. 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. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and residency at George Washington University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Colombani has received the following distinction: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors. Dr. Colombani's professional affiliations include All Children's Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Kay Marie Shawchuck MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
3055 Fifth Avenue North; Suite B
St. Petersburg, FL

Dr. Kay Shawchuck specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Her clinical interests include breast cancer surgery. Dr. Shawchuck is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Bardmoor Surgery Center, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Breast Cancer Surgery

Paul Steven Collins MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Critical Care
Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (9 ratings)
960 7th Avenue N
St Petersburg, FL

Dr. Paul Collins practices general surgery, vascular surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine) in Saint Petersburg, FL. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: heart problems, carotid artery stenting, and esophageal surgery. Dr. Collins takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Dr. Collins attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Collins (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and German. Dr. Collins is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and BayCare Physician Partners.

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Clinical interests: Breast Biopsy, Lumpectomy, Skin Cancer, Heart Problems, Hemorrhoid Banding, Laser Treatment, Surgica ... (Read more)

Brett Anthony Almond MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
Average rating 4.62 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
960 7th Avenue N
St. Petersburg, FL

Dr. Brett Almond is a physician who specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Almond include amputation, vein sclerotherapy, and aortic disease. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and BayCare Physician Partners. Dr. Almond honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Almond attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Vascular Bypass, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Vascular Studies, Aortic Disease, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr Joshua David Rovin MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
1201 5th Avenue North; Suite 402
Saint Petersburg, FL

Dr. Joshua Rovin is a general surgeon and cardiothoracic surgeon. His areas of clinical interest consist of minimally invasive surgery, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and pacemaker. Dr. Rovin accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia, Dr. Rovin attended medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. 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: Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Lung Resection, Pacemaker, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Hugh M Van Gelder MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
Average rating 3.95 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
603 7th Street S; Suite 101
St Petersburg, FL

Dr. Hugh Vangelder is a general surgeon and thoracic surgeon in Saint Petersburg, FL. After attending Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Shands at the University of Florida and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Vangelder's average patient rating is 4.0 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, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Vangelder is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and BayCare Health System.

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Dr Freddie L McRae MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other
Average rating 3.5 stars out of 5 (11 ratings)
603 7th Street S; Bayfront Medical Plaza Suite 520
Saint Petersburg, FL

Dr. Freddie McRae's specialties are general surgery and vascular surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. McRae include breast biopsy, thyroid problems, and gallbladder problems. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and St. Petersburg General Hospital. He attended medical school at Medical College of Georgia. For his professional training, Dr. McRae completed a residency program at Shands Jacksonville Medical Center. Patients gave Dr. McRae an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. McRae 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: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Breast Biopsy, Lumpectomy, Vascular Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Mast ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Practice, General Surgery, Trauma Surgery
Average rating 3.82 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
625 6th Avenue South; Suite 125
St Petersburg, FL

Dr. Kevin Hirsch's specialties are general practice, general surgery, and trauma surgery. He practices in Saint Petersburg, FL and Bradenton, FL. His clinical interests include breast biopsy, hemorrhoid banding, and thyroid surgery. Dr. Hirsch is professionally affiliated with Northside Hospital and Physicians Surgery Center. He graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Hirsch completed his residency training at New York Downtown Hospital and a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Surgery, Breast Biopsy, Hernia Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, Lumpectomy, Colorectal Surgery Proced ... (Read more)

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