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We found 6 radiation oncologists who accept MyBlue Bronze 1602 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. Dr. Han's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Mercy Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Han honors. Dr. Han attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Alfred Brandon is a radiation oncologist in Hollywood, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. Dr. Brandon graduated from Université Libre de Bruxelles and then he performed his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 specialty is radiation oncology. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Toonkel performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer 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. Dr. Toonkel has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors.

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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. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Blach studied medicine at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Her residency was performed at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Blach (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole. She 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 works as a radiation oncologist in Miami, FL and Aventura, FL. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Austin takes. He studied medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Austin is 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 is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. She graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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.