We found 6 radiation oncologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO near Aventura, FL.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
6030 Hollywood Boulevard; Suite 100
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Hoke Han sees patients in Hollywood, FL. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Han is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Han is professionally affiliated with Mercy Hospital.

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Dr. Leonard Manuel Toonkel, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2845 Aventura Boulevard; Suite 140
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Leonard Toonkel's area of specialization is radiation oncology. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Toonkel attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Toonkel completed residency programs at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He has received the following distinction: South Florida Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
6030 Hollywood Boulevard; Suite 100
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Alfred Brandon is a radiation oncology specialist. Dr. Brandon is affiliated with Mercy Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Université Libre de Bruxelles and performed his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Dr. Laurie E Blach, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
248 Aventura Boulevard; #140
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Laurie Blach's specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Blach (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole. Dr. Blach is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital. After attending Brown University, Alpert Medical School, she completed her residency training at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Blach honors.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
21355 E Dixie Highway; Suite 111
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Jean-Philippe Austin's area of specialization is radiation oncology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Austin is a graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical University. He is professionally affiliated with Miami VA Healthcare System.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
20950 Ne 27th Court; Suite 300
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Debra Linzer's area of specialization is radiation oncology. She attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Linzer is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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.