We found 8 radiation oncologists who accept Anthem near San Diego, CA.

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

Dr. Parag Sanghvi specializes in radiation oncology. Dr. Sanghvi (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. In his practice, Dr. Sanghvi focuses on radiation therapy. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Health. He obtained his medical school training at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. The average patient rating for Dr. Sanghvi is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sanghvi accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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's medical specialty is radiation oncology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include radiation therapy. Dr. Ijaz takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Manitoba, Dr. Ijaz attended medical school at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Ijaz is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Arno James Mundt III, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
200 W. Arbor Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Arno Mundt, who practices in San Diego, CA, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. In Dr. Mundt's practice, he is particularly interested in radiation therapy. He is affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) and Scripps Health. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mundt takes. He has an open panel. Before performing his residency at George Washington University Medical Center and the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Mundt attended the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Mundt (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, German, and Italian.

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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 is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. He is conversant in Vietnamese. In Dr. Giap's practice, he is particularly interested in stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). He is affiliated with Scripps Green Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and performed his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Giap's office for an appointment.

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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 works as a radiation oncologist. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Shirazi's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. His areas of expertise include radiation therapy. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Shirazi is conversant in Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in radiation oncology and practices in San Diego, CA and Escondido, CA. Dr. Fuller's clinical interests include radiation therapy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He attended the University of Washington School of Medicine and subsequently trained at LDS Hospital for residency. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fuller is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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 works as a radiation oncologist in San Diego, CA and Escondido, CA. He has a special interest in radiation therapy. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Dr. Smith graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2466 1st Avenue; Suite B
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Gina Mansy's specialty is radiation oncology. She attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Mansy takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.