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We found 8 radiation oncologists who accept Blue Shield of California HMO near Burbank, CA.

Dr. Rakesh R Patel, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
15400 National Avenue; Suite 100
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Rakesh Patel's area of specialization is radiation oncology. He obtained his medical school training at Indiana University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. In his practice, he is particularly interested in prostate cancer. Dr. Patel is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. His professional affiliations include Good Samaritan Hospital, Eden Medical Center, and St. Rose Hospital. Dr. Patel has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Cancer, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Bahram Varjavand, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Interventional Neuroradiology, Radiological Physics, Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology, Nuclear Radiology
105 North Bascom Avenue; Suite 104
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Bahram Varjavand is a specialist in radiation oncology, interventional neuroradiology, and vascular & interventional radiology. He works in Sacramento, CA and San Jose, CA. Dr. Varjavand honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Varjavand attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He speaks Persian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Washington Hospital Healthcare System. Dr. Varjavand welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Gordon W Wong, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
15400 National Avenue; Suite 100
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Gordon Wong's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Dr. Wong is professionally affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital. Before performing his residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Dr. Wong attended Indiana University School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wong accepts.

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Dr. Reza Malek, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Interventional Neuroradiology, Other, Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
105 North Bascom Avenue; Suite 104
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Reza Malek practices radiation oncology, interventional neuroradiology, and vascular & interventional radiology. Dr. Malek has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Washington Hospital Healthcare System, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Regional Medical Center of San Jose. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Malek completed residency programs at Wilmington Hospital and Medical Center of Delaware, Newark. Dr. Malek (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Persian.

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Dr. Morteza Dowlatshahi, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
200 Jose Figueres Avenue; Suite 199
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Morteza Dowlatshahi is a radiation oncologist. He is professionally affiliated with Regional Medical Center of San Jose. Dr. Dowlatshahi takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2105 Forest Avenue
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Gregory Colburn is a radiation oncology specialist in San Jose, CA and Palo Alto, CA. He is affiliated with VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). He attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Colburn is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2105 Forest Avenue
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Constance Bowie's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Dr. Bowie studied medicine at Mayo Medical School. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
200 Jose Figueres Avenue; #199
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Ly Do's specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Do (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Do attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Do accepts.

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What is Radiation Oncology?

Radiation oncologists are physicians who are specially trained in the safe use of radiation to treat cancer. Usually, they will manage a patient’s entire radiation treatment, from the imaging that will guide decisions, to the choices about what kind of radiation therapy to use.

Radiation is one of the few substances that can kill cancer cells and even shrink tumors. It does this by damaging DNA. When DNA becomes sufficiently damaged, cells can no longer reproduce, and they stop growing and die. Cancer cells are more susceptible to radiation than healthy tissue, because they reproduce faster. So typically, cancer cells exposed to radiation will be affected faster than healthy cells will. However it’s still important to protect healthy tissue as much as possible.

There are three ways that radiation can be delivered to the body. It can come from outside the body, delivered by a machine in much the same way x-rays are taken. This is called external-beam radiation. Sometimes the radiation is delivered internally, which is called brachytherapy. Tiny pellets of radioactive material are placed directly onto the cancer, where they can release radiation for a period of time. Some cancers are best treated systemically, with radioactive substances that travel through the bloodstream. Radiation oncologists decide which type of radiation therapy is best, developing a treatment plan for each patient that maximizes the benefits of the radiation while minimizing the risk to any healthy tissue.

Radiation oncologists may work with other kinds of physicians, such as medical oncologists or surgeons, to treat their patients. Sometimes patients are anxious about radiation therapy because it sounds dangerous. But radiation therapy won’t turn you radioactive. It’s safe, and so effective against many different types of cancer that it is one of the most common cancer treatments. Depending on the treatment, it may not even have noticeable side effects.

Radiation oncologists can be important allies in your fight against cancer.