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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 practices radiation oncology in San Diego, CA and La Mesa, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Weinstein include intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), lung cancer, and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weinstein honors. Dr. Weinstein graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Weinstein is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy, Sarcoma, Spine Tumor, Lung Cancer, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Barry Uhl specializes in radiation oncology and practices in La Mesa, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), and lung cancer. Dr. Uhl is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He attended medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for his residency. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Uhl's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Bladder Cancer, Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy, Thyroid Cancer, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Siavash Jabbari works as a radiation oncologist in Chula Vista, CA, San Diego, CA, and La Mesa, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Persian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jabbari include bladder cancer, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), and lung cancer. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. 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). Dr. Jabbari honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Bladder Cancer, Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy, Superficial Radiation ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Tahir Ijaz practices radiation oncology. His areas of expertise include radiation therapy. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Ijaz accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Ijaz welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Manitoba.

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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 radiation oncology specialist in La Mesa, CA, Chula Vista, CA, and San Diego, CA. She attended medical school at East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine. Dr. Dewitt completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Her areas of expertise include bladder cancer, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), and lung cancer. Dr. Dewitt honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Bladder Cancer, Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy, Thyroid Cancer, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Paul Volpp specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Escondido, CA, San Diego, CA, and La Mesa, CA. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Nevada School of Medicine and performed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Volpp has a special interest in intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), breast cancer, and prostate cancer. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Volpp honors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Volpp has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy, Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer

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

Dr. Sunanda Pejavar is a radiation oncology specialist in Chula Vista, CA, San Diego, CA, and La Mesa, CA. She is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. 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). Dr. Pejavar accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to 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.