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We found 7 radiation oncologists who accept Blue Shield HMO near La Mesa, CA.

Dr. Geoffrey David Weinstein, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
5555 Grossmont Center Drive
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Geoffrey Weinstein's specialty is radiation oncology. His clinical interests include intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), lung cancer, and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). Dr. Weinstein is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Weinstein completed his residency training at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Sarcoma, Spine Tumor, Lung Cancer, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Colorectal Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Barry Michael Uhl, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
5555 Grossmont Center Drive
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Barry Uhl, who practices in La Mesa, CA, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Uhl attended medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), and lung cancer. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Uhl welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Bladder Cancer, Thyroid Cancer, Brachytherapy, Endometrial Cancer, Pancreatic ... (Read more)

Dr. Siavash Md Jabbari, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
5555 Grossmont Center Drive
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Siavash Jabbari is a radiation oncology specialist. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Areas of expertise for Dr. Jabbari include bladder cancer, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), and lung cancer. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He is conversant in Persian. Dr. Jabbari's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Bladder Cancer, Thyroid Cancer, Brachytherapy, Endometrial Cancer, Brain Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tahir Ijaz, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
6699 Alvarado Road; Suite 2109
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Tahir Ijaz is a radiation oncologist in San Diego, CA and Encinitas, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ijaz include radiation therapy. His professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. He attended the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Manitoba for residency. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ijaz is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Kelly Doyle Dewitt, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
5555 Grossmont Center Drive
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Kelly Dewitt's area of specialization is radiation oncology. These areas are among Dr. Dewitt's clinical interests: bladder cancer, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), and lung cancer. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Dewitt's office for an appointment. She graduated from East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Bladder Cancer, Thyroid Cancer, Brachytherapy, Endometrial Cancer, Pancreatic ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Brian Volpp, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
5555 Grossmont Center Drive
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Paul Volpp works as a radiation oncologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Volpp include intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), breast cancer, and prostate cancer. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Before performing his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Volpp attended the University of Nevada School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Volpp is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Sunanda M Pejavar, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
5555 Grossmont Center Drive
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Sunanda Pejavar works as a radiation oncologist. Dr. Pejavar honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Yale School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. She welcomes new patients.

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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.