We found 6 radiation oncologists who accept L.A. Care Health Plan near Fountain Valley, CA.

Dr. A.M. Nisar Mehdi Syed, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
18111 Brookhurst Street; Suite Ll-0300
Fountain Valley, CA

Dr. Alam Syed is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Syed include intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), brachytherapy (seed implants), and robotic stereotactic radiosurgery (cyberknife). He is professionally affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Syed takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Syed attended medical school at Osmania Medical College.

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Dr. Sean L Johnston, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Radiology, Radiation Oncology, Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology
2414 S Fairview Street; Suite 202b
Santa Ana, CA

Dr. Sean Johnston works as a pediatric radiologist, radiation oncologist, and interventional radiologist in Santa Ana, CA and Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Johnston is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Workers' Compensation. He obtained his medical school training at Mayo Medical School and performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Johnston's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pacific Alliance Medical Center (PAMC) and Adventist Health System. He has a closed panel.

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Dr. Asif Raoof Harsolia, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
18111 Brookhurst Street; Suite 0300
Fountain Valley, CA

Dr. Asif Harsolia is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Fountain Valley, CA, Long Beach, CA, and Laguna Hills, CA. His areas of clinical interest consist of intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), brachytherapy (seed implants), and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). Dr. Harsolia is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Before performing his residency at Beaumont Hospitals, Dr. Harsolia attended the University of Michigan Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
12555 Garden Grove Boulevard; #101
Garden Grove, CA

Dr. John Thropay works as a radiation oncologist in Garden Grove, CA and Montebello, CA. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Thropay studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Thropay trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Thropay (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Vietnamese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include PIH Health and Placentia-Linda Hospital.

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Dr. Sayana Rachel Shah, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
11190 Warner Avenue; Suite 115
Fountain Valley, CA

Dr. Sayana Shah's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Dr. Shah is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin for residency. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include the University of Wisconsin Medical Scholars Program and Dean's List; Golden Key Honor Society, Lewis E. & Edith Phillips Scholarship for Academic Excellence; and Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Shah's hospital/clinic affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and UCLA Health.

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Dr. Robert Blair Ash, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1000 W. La Veta Avenue
Orange, CA

Dr. Robert Ash is a radiation oncology specialist. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ash accepts. After completing medical school at Memorial University of Newfoundland Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Ash performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario.

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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.