Dr. Ernesto Linares, MD

Dr. Ernesto Linares, MD

Medical Oncology •  Male • Age 44

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Ernesto Linares, MD is a Medical Oncology Specialist in Deland, FL. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Central Florida Regional Hospital and Oviedo Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Linares to book an appointment.


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Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute

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(386) 943-9446
Deland810 N Spring Garden Ave Deland, FL 32720
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Orange City765 Image Way Orange City, FL 32763
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Lake Mary Rinehart917 Rinehart Rd Ste 2041 Lake Mary, FL 32746
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Sarah Otto – May 27, 2020
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Dr Bustinza Linares has been treating my stage 4 cancer since June and has been very professional, straightforward and very informative. The type of relationship a patient should have with his doctor. Most importantly my health has improved drastically and I would highly recommend him to those that are in need. Dr Bustinza Linares is an incredible doctor.
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Feb 27, 2020
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Both Dr. Bustinza and the supporting staff in Lake Mary have been amazing. I was very fortunate to find a doctor that allowed me to have a say in my care while providing me with his expertise and guidance along the way. I became part of a great team and I got great results. I would not hesitate recommending him to anyone that needs his care.
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John Lombardi – Oct 28, 2019
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Dr. Bustinza is a great doctor. He takes time with you to explain and understand your concerns. He is very smart, kind and likable. He is willing to listen to your thoughts. This dr rates an A+ in my book. Office staff are all sweet and getting appt is easy every time for me.
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Terri – Jul 24, 2019
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I would highly recommend Dr Bustinza, he is a wonderful doctor!
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Barbara Colletta – Jul 04, 2019
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Obviously dealing with serious medical issues is never fun and can be very stressful. Dr. B was very good at explaining everything in a manner that helped with the stress and in the end cured my cancer. The staff was very comforting and professional. I would recommend Dr. Bustinza and his staff to anyone in need of oncology assistance.
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May 07, 2019
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This Doctor cares for his patients, takes time to listen to their needs. I never knew a doctor like that. It's amazing how it works!
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May 02, 2019
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If you ever find yourself in the unfortunate circumstance where you or a loved one is diagnosed with cancer you’ll want the help of a doctor like Dr. Bustinza. He’s aggressive, works tirelessly and treats your case uniquely. Always realistic and transparent. Never hard to reach and his team incredibly easy to work with. I never doubted Dr. B was fighting this battle along with us. If you are reading this because you are on the hunt for the best, let this be your sign. I owe this man my life.
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Adam & Christine Mason in Oviedo, FL – Oct 13, 2018
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Dr. Bustinza is very knowledgeable and so compassionate about his work and with helping his patients. From the very moment I met with him, he made me feel comfortable and he took all the time necessary to explain my diagnosis, my treatment options, and what I could expect to experience through the whole process. Dr. Bustinza often confers with colleagues to discuss new treatment possibilities and to brainstorm for alternate procedures. He truly cares about his patients and their families.
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Kevin in Deland, FL – Jul 09, 2018
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Dr Bustinza literally saved my life. He was originally my oncologist but I went for a second opinion and family had me to go with other oncologist at mid Florida . My experience there almost costed me my life. My family called Dr. Bustinza and he came to the hospital and brought me back from the brink of death. He is very thorough and personal. I thank god for him every day for allowing me to come back to him because without his expertise I WOULD NOT BE HERE TODAY. I trust him 100%.
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Tanya Yelvington in DeLeon Springs – Apr 02, 2018
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I have faced and am facing a life and death situation I met DR. Bustinza in the ICU amongst many of the doctors I now have DR. Bustinza stood out, the reason being he genuinely cares for his patients. I will recommend him to both family and friends I love him like a brother and I feel if it were not for his aggressive treatment I would be worst off than I am today thank you Dr.Bustinza its nice to know that in todays medicine there are still a few Doctors who care thank you.
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Raymond in Deltona FLORIDA – Jan 10, 2018
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Dr. B. is simply a blessing. Dr. B. and his staff (specifically, Joelle & Becky) are rare assets in a declining world of patient care. I had the pleasure of witnessing his character, compassion, knowledge and overall ability to give his patients an understanding of their diagnosis and treatment plan. Dr. B. was always available to assist and encourage the patient (Beverly) and family members in any way imaginable. He even made home visits (rare for most dr.’s) and was always positive/encouraging
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Christi in Deland, Florida – Jan 09, 2018
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I feel he is a very good doctor . He doesn't treat you as a number. He treats you as a person. He talks to as a person , as the more he knows about you. The more he can help you..
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Deltona , FL – Jan 06, 2018
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Dr. Bustinza Lilnares has been treating me for nearly three years for lung cancer, and recently for a lymphatic cancer. I have found him to be very, very knowledgeable of his chosen specialty and more than willing to seek the advise of others. He is a compassionate man, and one whom I've come to trust with my life. He is never too busy to answer a question, whether in person, by phone, or text. I have had several instances when I felt it necessary to talk with him, and he has never refused.
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Larry McFall in De Leon Springs, Florida – Jan 02, 2018
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Dr.Bustinza treated my sister Beverly Bury, and I was at every visit with her.He worked every way possible to treat her with love and compassion.I dont know what we would have done without him His concern was always to make sure she was in no pain and to control her cancer.i have never met a Dr.with so much dedication to a patient,ever.He was not only professional,but truly caring.i would highly recommend Dr.Bustinza. We were blessed to have him.Thank you Dr.Bustinza
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Kathryn Montesano (Beverly Bury) in Daytona Beach,Fl. -Deland,Fl. – Dec 24, 2017
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I would definitely recommend him. He is competent, caring and personable
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Dec 22, 2017
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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.
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Sanford, FL – Oct 25, 2017
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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!
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Rachelle in Sanford, FL – Aug 12, 2017
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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!
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Sylvia & Gene Davenport in Orange City, FL – Feb 23, 2017
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Very knowledgeable about cancer, gives good information, spends quality time with patients on each visit.
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Claire M in Deland, FL – Dec 16, 2016
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Dr. Linares accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Linares' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Blood Disorders
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Dr. Linares treats Blood Disorders more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Linares treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Anemia
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Linares treats Anemia more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Linares treats this condition more than 85% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acquired Aplastic Anemia
  • Anemia of Pregnancy
  • Aplastic Anemia
  • Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
  • Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia (AIHA)
  • Chronic Anemia
  • Cold Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
  • D-Negative Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (D - HUS)
  • D-Negative Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome, Pregnancy Related
  • D-Positive Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (D + HUS)
  • Diamond-Blackfan Anemia
  • Hemolytic Anemia, Acquired Autoimmune
  • Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
  • Hereditary Spherocytosis
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Megaloblastic Anemia
  • Microcytic Hypochromic Anemia
  • Myelpathic Anemia
  • Neonatal Anemia
  • Nutritional Anemia
  • Nutritional Sideroblastic Anemia
  • Pernicious Anemia
  • Refractory Anemia With Excess Blasts
  • Refractory Anemia With Excess Blasts-1
  • Refractory Anemia With Excess Blasts-2
  • Secondary Cold Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
  • Sideroblastic Anemia
  • Sideroblastic Anemia With Spinocerebellar Ataxia
  • Sideroblastic Anemia, Pyridoxine-Responsive, Autosomal Recessive
  • Warm Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
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Thrombosis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Linares treats Thrombosis more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Linares treats this condition more than 85% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Arterial Thrombosis
  • Budd-Chiari Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Effort Vein Thrombosis
  • Intracranial Venous Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Portal Vein Thrombosis
  • Renal Vein Thrombosis
  • Thromboembolism
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Thrombosis
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Dr. Linares' conditions and procedures:

  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Biological Therapy
  • Biopsy
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Marrow Aspiration
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Treatment
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Cancer Counseling
  • Cancer Treatment
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Chemotherapy
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • 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
  • Hematologic Disorder Treatment
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Infusion Therapy
  • Intrathecal Chemotherapy
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lymphoma
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Maternal Anemia
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Melanoma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neutropenia
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Therapeutic Apheresis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • von Willebrand Disease
  • Vulvar Cancer

About Me

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.'"

Specialties

  • Medical Oncology
  • Hematology

Board Certifications

Education

M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
Fellowship Hospital
University of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
University of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital
Residency Hospital
University of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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Affiliated Hospitals

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Central Florida Regional Hospital

Sanford, FL

62% Patient experience rating, 7% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Oviedo Medical Center

Oviedo, FL

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

AdventHealth DeLand

Deland, FL

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)

Adventhealth Fish Memorial

Orange City, FL

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average