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We found 5 radiation oncologists who accept Gold Navigate 1500 near Clermont, FL.

Dr. Juan Godinez-Puebla, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1361 Citrus Tower Boulevard; Suite 100
Clermont, FL
 

Dr. Juan Godinez-Puebla is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. He is affiliated with Winter Haven Hospital. Dr. Godinez-Puebla attended National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for residency. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Eric Lamar Saunders, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1361 Citrus Tower Boulevard; Suite 101
Clermont, FL
 

Dr. Eric Saunders is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. Dr. Saunders accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is professionally affiliated with South Lake Hospital.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
1920 Don Wickham Drive; Suite 130
Clermont, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Kanski sees patients in Clermont, FL and Lake Worth, FL. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Dr. Kanski performed his residency at Tufts Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. He is affiliated with South Lake Hospital.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
1920 Don Wickham Drive; Suite 130
Clermont, FL
 

Dr. Maureen Holasek is a specialist in radiation oncology. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Holasek is affiliated with South Lake Hospital.

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Dr. Hal Martin Jacobson, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1920 Don Wickham Drive; Suite 130
Clermont, FL
 

Dr. Hal Jacobson practices radiation oncology in Leesburg, FL and Clermont, FL. He is affiliated with South Lake Hospital. 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. Jacobson attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Shands HealthCare.

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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.