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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. His clinical interests encompass prostate cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Good Samaritan Hospital, Eden Medical Center, and St. Rose Hospital. Dr. Patel graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Patel honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. His practice is open to 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's areas of specialization are radiation oncology, interventional neuroradiology, and vascular & interventional radiology; he sees patients in Sacramento, CA and San Jose, CA. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Washington Hospital Healthcare System. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Varjavand accepts. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Varjavand is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is conversant in Persian.

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Clinical interests: Arteriovenous Malformation, Stroke, Head and Neck Problems, Tumor, MRI, Brain Aneurysm, Brain ... (Read more)

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 specializes in radiation oncology, interventional neuroradiology, and vascular & interventional radiology. In addition to English, Dr. Malek (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Persian. Dr. Malek's hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington Hospital Healthcare System, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Regional Medical Center of San Jose. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He completed his residency training at Wilmington Hospital and Medical Center of Delaware, Newark. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Malek is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 in Los Gatos, CA. He is affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital. Dr. Wong studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Wong trained at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. Dr. Wong accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, Health Net, and more.

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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. Dr. Dowlatshahi takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Regional Medical Center of San Jose.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2105 Forest Avenue
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Gregory Colburn's specialty is radiation oncology. He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Colburn is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is affiliated with VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS).

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2105 Forest Avenue
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Constance Bowie's medical specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Bowie is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She attended medical school at Mayo Medical School.

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

Dr. Ly Do is a radiation oncology specialist. 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 takes. Dr. Do (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Vietnamese.

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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.