We found 6 radiation oncologists who accept Anthem near San Diego, CA.

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Dr. Parag Romit Sanghvi, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2466 1st Avenue; Suite B
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Parag Sanghvi practices radiation oncology in San Diego, CA and La Jolla, CA. Dr. Sanghvi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sanghvi include radiation therapy. Dr. Sanghvi is affiliated with Scripps Health. He graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Sanghvi honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Sanghvi's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Tahir Ijaz, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
2466 First Avenue; Suite B
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Tahir Ijaz specializes in radiation oncology. Dr. Ijaz is especially interested in radiation therapy. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Manitoba. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Ijaz is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Huan B Giap, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2466 1st Avenue; Suite B
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Huan Giap works as a radiation oncologist in San Diego, CA. Dr. Giap has indicated that his clinical interests include stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Green Hospital. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Giap's practice is open to new patients. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at Loma Linda University Medical Center for residency. He is conversant in Vietnamese.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy, Stereotactic Radiosurgery

Dr. Reza Shirazi, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
2466 1st Avenue; Suite B
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Reza Shirazi is a radiation oncology specialist in San Diego, CA and Escondido, CA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include radiation therapy. His professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Shirazi honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shirazi's practice is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. He speaks Persian.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Donald B Fuller, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
2466 First Avenue; Suite B
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Donald Fuller is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. His clinical interests encompass radiation therapy. His professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Before performing his residency at LDS Hospital, Dr. Fuller attended the University of Washington School of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Fuller is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Damon E Smith, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
2466 1st Avenue; Suite B
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Damon Smith is a specialist in radiation oncology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in radiation therapy. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Dr. Smith is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith honors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Smith's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

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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.
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