Qualified Practitioners

We have a team of experienced and qualified practitioners. Call us to learn more about our practitioners and staff.

20+ Years Experience

We have been taking care of our patients for more than 20 years, bringing dedication, love and outstanding service.

24/7 Medical Staff Available

No matter what, we have you covered. We are a dedicated medical staff  focused and placing the most capable and professional healthcare.

About Us

Welcome to Everglades Oncology Hematology, a medical practice which has had the privilege of serving our community for 20 + years.

Our facility operates under the leadership of Dr. Matthew Taub, MD, Dr. Eric Rishe, MD and Associates. At Everglades, our board-certified medical staff provide individualized, cutting-edge standard of care, evidence-based medicine referencing the most recent guidelines published by the American Society of Hematology (ASH), American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN). 
Our doctors and associates are accessible for consultation at our offices located in Pembroke Pines and Hollywood, Florida as well as in-patient at the Memorial Hospital System in Broward County, FL.
Our office has partnered with the Helping-Our-People-Everywhere (H.O.P.E.) Patient Concierge Organization as a way to optimize our individualized patient care at the national and international level.
Diversity: We understand the uniqueness of each individual and respect aspects of cultural and religious needs per patient’s wishes.

Our Services

Hematology Services

Benign Hematology conditions we treat include but not limited to:

  • ZWhite blood cell disorders such as leukopenia and leukocytosis.
  • ZRed blood cell disorders such as anemia and polycythemia.
  • ZPlatelet disorders such as thrombocythemia and thrombocytosis.

On Site Laboratory


IVIG treatments

Intravenous iron Infusions

24/7 On-call medical staff

H.O.P.E Patient Concierge Services

Oncology Services

Oncology (malignant hematology and solid tumor) conditions we treat include but not limited to:

  • Z Leukemias and lymphomas.
  • ZHead and Neck cancers.
  • ZLung Cancer.
  • ZBreast Cancer .
  • ZLiver Cancer.
  • ZKidney Cancer.
  • ZGastric Cancer.
  • ZPancreatic Cancer.
  • ZColon Cancer.
  • ZGenitourinary Cancer.
  • Z Melanoma.

Chemotherapy treatment

Immunotherapy treatment

Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) targeted therapy

24/7 On-call medical staff

H.O.P.E Patient Concierge Services

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Our Doctors

Our Doctors

Dr. Matthew Taub


Dr. Matthew Taub completed his fellowship at New York Medical Collage in Hematology and Oncology after completing his internal medicne residency at The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Dr. Taub is a Board Certified Medical Oncologist with almost 20 years of clinical exprience. He has treated both benign and malignant disorders in multiple states including New Jersey, New York, and Florida. Dr. Taub is very active in attending local hospital tumor boards and was attending professional regional meetings. Furthermore, Dr. Taub has been a member of the multidisciplinary committee at Memorial Hospital Miramar for several years and is a member of the American Society of clinical oncology (ASCO) and FLASCO as well.

Dr. Taub believes strongly in evidence based medicine and oncology. He tends to follow the guidelines of the National Cancer Committee Network when plauseble especially when making chemotherapy related decisions.

 Dr. Taub has had a proclivity towards helping people his entire life as he laments seeing people suffer. He believes that every patient is unique and unconditionally requires his concern even when faced with a potentially terminal diagnosis. Many of his wonderful patients consider him to be compassionate and altruistic.

 Dr Taub has an excellent staff, many of whom have remained with him for many years. The staff at his office clearly are an integral part to his team approch to excellent patient care at an affordable level.


Dr. Eric Rishe


Eric Rishe, MD is a board certified Medical Oncologist and Hematologist.  He completed his medical training at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York, New York where he served as chief fellow for 2 years in a row and then went on to become a clinical instructor at New York Presbyterian-Columbia University Medical Center.

 He has served as first author on medical publications in the field of Liver diseases as well as Colo-Rectal cancer and successfully presented original research at the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Gastroenterology Cancers Symposium.

 He is originally from Los Angeles, California and completed his undergraduate training at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia as well as the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  He received his medical degree from Sackler School of Medicine in Tel Aviv, Israel as part of a joint program with Albert Einstein Medical Center in New York.  He speaks fluent Spanish.


Dr. Rosa Altamirano


Rosa Altamirano is a board certified Physician Assistant who originally obtained her license in 2011. She graduated from Miami Dade College where she excelled. Prior to becoming a certified physician’s assistant Ms. Altamirano studied at Prestigious Universidad Statal de Guayaquil School of Medicine and Universidad Central de Quito where she finished 5 years of Medical School eduction.

 She has worked effortlessly and diligently in the discipline of Oncology since 2006 as this is where her interests have always lied. PA-C Altamirano implemented a Cancer Patient’s support group in collaboration with Dr. Taub which the patients really appreciated. This Cancer support group provided monthly programs with a variety of subjects and a variety of guest speakers that helped educate newly diagnosed cancer patients, and their families. It help them to understand and cope with their disease, not always an easy task, but nevertheless a much needed one.

 Her passion for medicine as well as Hematology and Oncology, along with years of experience through diligent training and clinical involvement, have granted her the ability and tools for excellence in the diagnoses and treatment of cancer as well as hematological malignancies and disorders. She is now an active, integral and excellent part of our team here at Everglades Oncology and Hematology. Additionally, Rosa is trilingual as she is fluent in English, Spanish and Italian.


Dr. Cara Elmstrom


I am a board certified Physician Assistant with a Master’s Degree in Medical Science. I obtained my degree from Nova Southeastern University in 2013 and have been practicing locally since that time. For several years, I practiced in the areas of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care. In 2019, I changed specialities to oncology and have been lucky enough to work with the great team here at Everglades Oncology since then. It is my goal to provide excellent care to our patients with an emphasis on improving overall quality of life, physical and mental health.

Dr. Yilian Perez


Yilian Perez is a board-certified Physician Associate (PA-C) licensed in the state of Florida. Yilian attended Weill Cornell Graduate School Master of Science in Health Sciences for Physician Associates (MSHS PA) program graduating in the year of 2020. Yilian trained in world reowned hospitals such as Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City as well as in local hospitals all throughout the four boroughs of her favorite city. Prior to attending PA school, Yilian worked as a medical/surgical assistant at a Mohs Cancer Center where she learned the importance of skin protection, early detection and treatment management of all types of skin cancers. Yilian holds a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Biochemistry from the University of Florida, making her a proud Florida Gator. Yilian’s humble yet determined beginnings began at Miami Dade College where she obtained her Associate of Science (AS) Degree in Chemistry with academic Honors.


Let us take care of you. An experienced and dedicated Medical Staff is ready to help you. We’d love to hear from you. Here’s how you can reach us…

Hollywood Office

Pembroke Pines Office

Hollywood Office

Pembroke Pines Office

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