Dr. Ernesto Bustinza Linares, MD

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Dr. Ernesto Bustinza Linares, MD
Recognized for his avid interest in research, Dr. Bustinza-Linares has presented his findings at several statewide and national meetings of noted organizations such as the American College of Physicians, American Medical Association and American Society of Clinical Oncology. He has authored a book chapter regarding the Biology of Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST) for the new edition of the Textbook of Sarcoma Oncology and published in internationally prestigious journals such as Journal of Clinical Oncology, Cancer Research and Mexican Journal of Clinical Pathology. Dr. Bustinza-Linares' areas of research interest include advanced targeted therapies, lung cancer, breast cancer and blood malignancies. He has been practicing in Florida since 2011 and currently resides in Lake Mary, FL. Originally from Peru, Dr. Bustinza-Linares is fluent in both English and Spanish.

765 Image Way

Orange City, FL 32763

Contact Information

(386) 774-7411

Dr. Ernesto Bustinza Linares, MD

Dr. Ernesto Bustinza Linares, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida, Inc.
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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more than 73% of peers

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  • World Class Medicine. Hometown Care.
  • "I was naked, and you clothed me. I was sick, and you took care of me. I was in prison, and you visited me.'"


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  • Oncology
  • Hematology
  • Hematology & Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Medical Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neutropenia
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Vulvar Cancer


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  • Biological Therapy
  • Bone Marrow Aspiration
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer Treatment
  • Cancer Counseling
  • Cancer Treatment
  • Chemotherapy
  • Hematologic Disorder Treatment
  • Intrathecal Chemotherapy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • National University Of San Agustin / Academic Program Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated
  • University Of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Bustinza Linares has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Bustinza Linares' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bustinza Linares to family and friends
based on 9 total reviews (9 with comments)
Dr. Bustinza Linares' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (9)
Sanford, FL |
He truly cares about his patients. First met him while in-patient at hospital. Very insistent that patient has timely treatments and medications. When in his office, takes the time to be sure you understand everything he is explaining. Kind, compassionate, and even a sense of humor.
in Sanford, FL |
We found Dr Bustinza when my dad was getting worse during his chemo treatments. The moment we started seeing Dr Bustinza he did everything to get my dad on the right track. Now my dad is doing sooo much better. We still have a ways to go but he's gone from 110lbs to 155lbs in just 2 months, he's fighting again, his tumors shrunk & I'm happy we made the decision to see Dr Bustinza. He saved my dads life. He's Amazing and he knows his stuff! Not to mention his hospitality and fabulous personality!
in Orange City, FL |
No one wants to hear the word cancer, much less twice within 5 months. Dr. Bustinza walked with us through the whole process, explaining in depth the treatment plans. He was more caring and thorough than we could have ever imagined. Because of his knowledge and treatment plans, I am CANCER FREE! There are not enough words to explain how much we trust and believe in Dr. Bustinza as the best oncologist ever!
in Deland, FL |
Very knowledgeable about cancer, gives good information, spends quality time with patients on each visit.
in Deland, FL |
Dr. Bustinza is an amazing doctor. Not only was his knowledge in eradicating my cancer unparalleled, he cared about my total well being. When my PCP took too long for me to see a specialist, Dr. Bustinza made sure I was on the right protocol, saving me from complications. If any of my loved ones was diagnosed with cancer, I wouldn't let them see anyone else.
in Deland, FL |
Outstanding Doctor. Outstanding human being. From day one when your life changes Dr. Bustinza was caring,considerate, and compassionate as he explained the diagnosis and the course that we were going to journey together on. Throughout the treatment with all our visits, Dr. Bustinza never one time rushed through our appointment and always answered all of our questions. When my first round of chemo did not work, Dr. Bustinza was more upset than me. How can anyone ask for more from a doc.
New York, NY |
This summer I was admitted to the Hospital.My family and myself were terrified.I was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder.From the first moment that I met the doctor, he has been nothing but caring.He was very kind and knowledgeable. He explain to my family and myself all the treatments avail and gave us a realistic outcome.I was so afraid that I would not live to see another day but Dr Bustinza never gave up hope.After 37 days in the hospital and under his care, I'm finally better.Thank you Doc
in Miami, Fl |
The most horrible experience of my entire life, 3 years later and i still think of the day i met this horrible Dr. My mother had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. After a painful 1.5 month recovery from a whipple surgery, we were discharged and told to seek an oncologist at Jackson Hospital. After an extremely long 4.5 hour wait, we walked into an exam room where we met Dr. Bustinza. He was very rude, dismissive, and uninterested in our questions. We left crying and never went back.
Excellent Dr takes time with patient explains everything
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Dr. Bustinza Linares accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    Blue Care HMO
    Blue Select
    BlueDental Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida, Inc.
    Employer Group PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Central Florida Regional Hospital
1401 W Seminole Blvd
Sanford, FL 32771
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Florida Hospital Deland
701 W Plymouth Ave
Deland, FL 32720
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Florida Hospital Fish Memorial
1055 Saxon Blvd
Orange City, FL 32763
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