We found 6 radiation oncologists who accept Care1st near La Mesa, CA.

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

Dr. Geoffrey Weinstein is a radiation oncologist in San Diego, CA and La Mesa, CA. Dr. Weinstein's areas of expertise include intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), lung cancer, and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Weinstein speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is accepting 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 is a radiation oncologist in La Mesa, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Uhl include bladder cancer, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), and lung cancer. Dr. Uhl accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. After attending the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Uhl is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He 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 specializes in radiation oncology. Dr. Jabbari's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), and lung cancer. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. 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 speaks Persian.

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

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

Dr. Kelly Dewitt practices radiation oncology in La Mesa, CA, Chula Vista, CA, and San Diego, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dewitt include bladder cancer, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), and lung cancer. Dr. Dewitt is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She is a graduate of East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Dr. Dewitt is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. She welcomes 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 sees patients in Escondido, CA, San Diego, CA, and La Mesa, CA. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Nevada School of Medicine and residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Volpp's clinical interests encompass intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), breast cancer, and prostate cancer. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Volpp speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He 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's specialty is radiation oncology. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pejavar is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for her residency. She is professionally 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.