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Dr. Bijoy Telivala is board certified in internal medicine and practices at the Cancer Specialists of North Florida Southside Cancer Center location. His areas of interest include breast cancer, gynecological cancers, lung cancer, and benign and malignant hematology. Calling oncology/hematology "a very exciting field," Dr. Telivala appreciates the opportunity to help people, to reassure people, and to try to increase life expectancy. "We push the limit every day in terms of medical care and quality of life," he says. "We see new developments in the field every day." "I feel that oncology is not just about the diagnosis and treatment of the cancer. It is about evaluating and helping not just the patient, but the entire family," he says. A cancer diagnosis "is life changing for everyone associated with the patient. All of them are an integral part of the patient’s defense mechanisms. Everything and everyone needs to be taken into consideration." Dr. Telivala expects more targeted therapies in the future that will reduce the side effects of cancer treatment. "Instead of a shotgun approach, the new therapies just target the cancer cells and not the good cells." Already, the new drug Gleevec, a targeted therapy for the treatment of chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), has revolutionized and changed the entire paradigm of CML, he says. At Cancer Specialists of North Florida, Dr. Telivala enjoys working with a group of doctors, nurses, and other support staff who share the primary goal of helping and guiding patients. "They offer compassion and empathy to all the patients and endeavor to do right by every patient." During his time in medicine, Dr. Telivala says he has learned to listen and to talk to his patients. "I have learned to become their guide, friend, and advocate on this difficult journey. I have learned to pick up subtle clues in their mannerisms and in things that they want to say but are unable to do so. Each patient is unique, and I have learned to respect each one of them," he says. Dr. Telivala says he decided to become a doctor because of an inner calling to help people. "The most rewarding part of my work is putting a smile on someone’s face."
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PATIENT'S PERSPECTIVE

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RATINGS AND REVIEWS

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5742 Booth Rd Ste A, Jacksonville, FL, 32207
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Cancer Specialists Of North Florida
5742 Booth Rd Ste A
Jacksonville, FL, 32207

LOCATIONS

5742 Booth Rd Ste A
Jacksonville, FL, 32207
Mon8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri8:00 am - 5:00 pm
SatClosed
SunClosed
1235 San Marco Blvd Ste 202
Jacksonville, FL, 32207
1235 San Marco Blvd Ste 100
Jacksonville, FL, 32207
5742 Booth Rd
Jacksonville, FL, 32207
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PROCEDURES PERFORMED

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Medical School
Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College
Graduated 2002

INSURANCE PLANS ACCEPTED  (56)

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  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Florida Blue BlueOptions
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Humana National POS
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Coventry FL Employer Group PPO
  • UHC Options PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • Humana HMO
  • Humana HMO Select
  • First Health PPO
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Humana Preferred PPO
  • BCBS Florida myBlue
  • Florida Blue BlueSelect
  • AvMed Empower
  • Coventry FL Carelink HMO
  • UHC Navigate POS
  • Avmed Choice
  • Humana HMO Premier
  • CIGNA HMO
  • UHC Navigate HMO
  • AvMed Engage
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Florida Blue BlueCare HMO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Molina Mrktplace FL
  • Aexcel PPO
  • BCBS FL Blue Choice
  • Florida Blue SimplyBlue
  • MEDICA CHOICE WITH UNITEDHEALTHC
  • Pensacola-Jacksonville
  • UHC NAVIGATE PLUS POS
  • UHC Nexus Open Access
  • AvMed Choice POS - Large Group
  • AvMed Empower - Small Employer Groups (1-50)
  • BCBS FL Blue BlueCare HMO
  • BCBS FL Blue BlueOptions
  • BCBS FL Blue BlueSelect
  • BCBS FL Blue SimplyBlue
  • BCBS FL myBlue
  • BCBS FL Preferred Patient Care PPO
  • Bright Health Plan Individual & Family
  • Humana / ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Humana/ChoiceCare+ Network PPO
  • Medica Choice With UHC
  • Molina Marketplace FL
  • Oscar EPO FL
  • BCBSA Blue Card High Performance Network
  • AvMed Health Individual Market Place Entrust Plans
  • UHC FL Individual Exchange Benefit Plan

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