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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 area of specialization is radiation oncology. His clinical interests include lung cancer, stereotactic radiosurgery, and colorectal cancer. Dr. Weinstein is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine and a graduate of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center's residency program. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Weinstein is accepting new patients.

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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's medical specialty is radiation oncology. He graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Uhl's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, lung cancer, and stereotactic radiosurgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Uhl is accepting 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's area of specialization is radiation oncology. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, lung cancer, and stereotactic radiosurgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Jabbari graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is conversant in Persian. Dr. Jabbari is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He welcomes new patients.

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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's specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Ijaz has a special interest in radiation therapy. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He attended the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Manitoba. Dr. Ijaz is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. He welcomes 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 is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. Her areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, lung cancer, and stereotactic radiosurgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dewitt honors. Dr. Dewitt 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). She is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Sunanda Pejavar's specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Pejavar is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Pejavar welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Paul Volpp practices radiation oncology. Dr. Volpp's areas of expertise include breast cancer and prostate cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He is accepting new patients. After attending the University of Nevada School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Volpp speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer

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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.