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 is a specialist in radiation oncology. He has a special interest in prostate cancer. He is affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital, Eden Medical Center, and St. Rose Hospital. Dr. Patel honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Patel welcomes new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Patel attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine.

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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 practices radiation oncology, interventional neuroradiology, and vascular & interventional radiology. In addition to English, he speaks Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Washington Hospital Healthcare System. Dr. Varjavand attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Varjavand's practice is open to 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 specialty is radiation oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, Health Net, and more. Dr. Wong is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics for residency.

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

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

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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's areas of specialization are radiation oncology, interventional neuroradiology, and vascular & interventional radiology; he sees patients in San Jose, CA. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Malek trained at Wilmington Hospital and Medical Center of Delaware, Newark. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Malek (or staff) speaks French and Persian. He is affiliated with Washington Hospital Healthcare System, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Regional Medical Center of San Jose.

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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. Dr. Colburn is professionally affiliated with VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Colburn honors. He attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2105 Forest Avenue
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Constance Bowie practices radiation oncology in San Jose, CA. Dr. Bowie graduated from Mayo Medical School. She is an in-network provider for 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. In addition to English, Dr. Do (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. He attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Do is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.