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Old 12-10-2019, 08:08 AM   #1
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Looking for oncologist in Ocala Fl area

Our Dr said we can spend a couple months south but we need to transfer care to a Fl & hospital. We have reservations in Ocala for Feb & Mar. If anyone has suggestions for a lung cancer Dr please let me know. We have been fighting this for a yr, prognosis is good but we are looking forward to traveling again.
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Old 12-10-2019, 08:12 AM   #2
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You might start here: https://www.google.com/search?client...ala%2C+florida
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Old 12-10-2019, 12:15 PM   #3
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I used my Health Insurance advocate to get me set up with a Cancer center in Alabama so I could continue treatments while there for 4 months. I would try that first and let them do the foot work and you be the go between. That's what I did.
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Old 12-10-2019, 12:18 PM   #4
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University of FL hosp. In Gainesville is about 35 miles up I 75.
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Old 12-10-2019, 02:28 PM   #5
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Try mine.

https://www.flcancer.com/en/location/brooksville/

45 min drive south of Ocala

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Dr. Malhotra has been caring for patients with cancer for over 10 years. After graduating from medical school at the University of Delhi, New Delhi, India, in 1991, he completed his Internal Medicine Residency at Wright State University in Dayton, OH.

While there, Dr. Malhotra received the Best Resident award and Best Teaching resident award; he also served as Chief Resident in the program. He was a practicing Internist in Missouri for 3 years before returning to do his Fellowship in Hematology and Medical Oncology at University of Missouri. After his fellowship, he was appointed as the Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Missouri, where he was given the Best Medical Student Teacher award as a faculty member. He has been active in clinical trials through CALGB and is the author of several publications in Breast cancer and Esophageal cancer. He is also the author of two articles on UpTo Date® online, which is an evidencebased knowledge system authored by physicians to help clinicians improve the quality of patient care.

Dr. Malhotra moved to private practice in Florida in 2003 and joined Florida Cancer Specialists in 2012. He is Board certified in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology and Hematology, and has served as an Executive Committee member on FLASCO, the Florida state affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncologists. He is an active supporter of several cancer charities including “Relay for Life” and “Making Strides”. Dr. Malhotra is a Director of the Executive Board of Florida Cancer Specialists. He is married and the proud father of two sons.


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Old 12-10-2019, 03:08 PM   #6
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Dr. Ke Ning

Dr Ke Ning is an amazing doctor. He is young, very smart, very friendly and easy to talk with. He was my best friend’s doctor in Abilene TX and we loved him and were so sad to see him move. I highly recommend him and would take any of my family to see him.

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Old 12-10-2019, 04:11 PM   #7
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Florida Cancer Specialists and Research Institute are all over Florida including Ocala. I have only been to the one in Clearwater and have been favorably impressed. I Brooksville link someone else suggested appears to be the same group.
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Old 12-10-2019, 08:17 PM   #8
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Thank you all for the info. I do love the camping community. We’ll begin our search tomorrow. You info will make it so much easier.
Thanks again!
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Please try University of Florida in Gainesville. You can check out their information on the UF Health website. Just google UF Health pulmonary department and call for an appointment. You will want your records of the care you have received and even see if your oncologist will refer you, since you will be here for a short time.
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Old 12-10-2019, 09:03 PM   #10
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Please try University of Florida in Gainesville. You can check out their information on the UF Health website. Just google UF Health pulmonary department and call for an appointment. You will want your records of the care you have received and even see if your oncologist will refer you, since you will be here for a short time.


Thanks I will do that.
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Old 12-10-2019, 09:29 PM   #11
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Lots of good ideas here. you may also reach out to your current Dr. for recommendations
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Old 12-11-2019, 09:41 AM   #12
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Lots of good ideas here. you may also reach out to your current Dr. for recommendations


Yep, I have a call into his staff. Thanks.
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Old 12-12-2019, 09:25 AM   #13
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Moffitt Cancer Center! I know it is a distance as it is in Tampa. My Mom is getting treated there after her 2 diagnosis in 18 months. They are wonderful and on top of the latest research.
I almost took her to Johns Hopkins as i lived in Maryland at the time of her first diagnosis. So glad i moved to Fl and went to Moffitt instead!
ps. My mom is 94!
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Old 12-12-2019, 09:41 AM   #14
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Thanks for the info on Moffit. Tampa is about a 2-3 drive from Ocala but it’s a bunch closer than 8 hr drive back home.
It certainly will be on our list.
Thanks again.
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Old 12-12-2019, 09:56 AM   #15
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Who owns your hospital system? And is there a corresponding hospital down there?
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Old 12-12-2019, 09:59 AM   #16
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It’s owned by the County. So they don’t have affiliates out of State.
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