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

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

Dr. Rakesh Patel is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Pleasanton, CA and Los Gatos, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include prostate cancer. He honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Patel studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Good Samaritan Hospital, Eden Medical Center, and St. Rose Hospital. Dr. Patel welcomes new patients.

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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 radiation oncologist, interventional neuroradiologist, and interventional radiologist. Dr. Varjavand's areas of expertise include neurological disorders. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He speaks Persian. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Washington Hospital Healthcare System. Dr. Varjavand is accepting new patients.

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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 oncology specialist. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dowlatshahi is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Regional Medical Center of San Jose.

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

Dr. Gordon Wong works as a radiation oncologist. He is affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital. Dr. Wong accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. After completing medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics.

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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 is a radiation oncologist, interventional neuroradiologist, and interventional radiologist. Before completing his residency at Wilmington Hospital and Medical Center of Delaware, Newark, Dr. Malek attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Malek is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Malek (or staff) is conversant in French and Persian. Dr. Malek's hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington Hospital Healthcare System, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Regional Medical Center of San Jose.

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

Dr. Ly Do works as a radiation oncologist in San Jose, CA. Dr. Do takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and more. He is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Do (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Vietnamese.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2105 Forest Avenue
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Gregory Colburn sees patients in San Jose, CA and Palo Alto, CA. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. He is affiliated with VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). Dr. Colburn graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2105 Forest Avenue
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Constance Bowie is a radiation oncology specialist. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Bowie attended medical school at Mayo Medical School.

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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.
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