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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 is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Han graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Han trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Mercy Hospital.

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

Dr. Alfred Brandon works as a radiation oncologist in Hollywood, FL. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, Dr. Brandon attended Université Libre de Bruxelles for medical school. He 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 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. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center for residency. Dr. Toonkel 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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Dr. Laurie E Blach, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
248 Aventura Boulevard; #140
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Laurie Blach practices radiation oncology in Miami Beach, FL, Aventura, FL, and South Miami, FL. She attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School and subsequently trained at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center for residency. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Blach (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole. Dr. Blach is affiliated with South Miami Hospital.

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

Dr. Jean-Philippe Austin's specialty is radiation oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Miami VA Healthcare System. Dr. Austin takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University.

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

Dr. Debra Linzer is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. She attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Linzer honors.

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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.