We found 6 radiation oncologists who accept MyBlue Bronze 1602 near Aventura, FL.

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

Dr. Leonard Toonkel is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Toonkel accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. 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.

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

Dr. Laurie Blach is a radiation oncologist in Miami Beach, FL, Aventura, FL, and South Miami, FL. In addition to English, Dr. Blach (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole. Dr. Blach is affiliated with South Miami Hospital. After completing medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School, she performed her residency at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO.

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

Dr. Jean-Philippe Austin specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Miami, FL and Aventura, FL. Dr. Austin is affiliated with Miami VA Healthcare System. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical University.

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

Dr. Alfred Brandon is a radiation oncologist. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Brandon studied medicine at Université Libre de Bruxelles.

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

Dr. Hoke Han works as a radiation oncologist in Hollywood, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Han is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Debra Linzer practices radiation oncology. Dr. Linzer is in-network 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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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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