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Dr. Michael Joseph Katin, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Diagnostic Radiology
8931 Colonial Center Drive; Suite 100
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Michael Katin's specialties are radiation oncology and diagnostic radiology. He practices in Fort Myers, FL, Naples, FL, and Port Charlotte, FL. 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 Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Lankenau Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Katin has received distinctions including Lee County Unit, American Cancer; Society President; and Charlotte County Unit, American Cancer. In addition to English, Dr. Katin speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Medical Center, Yonkers and Bayfront Health. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Rafael William Blanco, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4371 Veronica S Shoemaker Boulevard
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Rafael Blanco works as a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. He attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Tulane University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Blanco completed a residency program at Tampa General Hospital. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Blanco takes. In addition to English, Dr. Blanco speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and Tampa Community Hospital.

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Dr. Geetha J Kamath, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4371 Veronica S Shoemaker Boulevard
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Geetha Kamath, who practices in Clearwater, FL, Saint Petersburg, FL, and Fort Myers, FL, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, Dr. Kamath focuses on bone marrow aspiration. Dr. Kamath's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and BayCare Physician Partners. Dr. Kamath is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She attended Kasturba Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Helene Fuld Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Kamath (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration

Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
8931 Colonial Center Drive; #300
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Michael McCleod is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He works in Fort Myers, FL and Myers, FL. He studied medicine at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Dr. David J Rice, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2234 Colonial Boulevard
Ft. Myers, FL
 

Dr. David Rice works as a radiation oncologist in Port Charlotte, FL, Fort Myers, FL, and Venice, FL. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Rice attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Dr. Larry N Silverman, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
5280 Summerlin Commons Way
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Larry Silverman's medical specialty 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for residency. Dr. Silverman is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Dr. Stephen J Patrice, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2270 Colonial Boulevard
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Patrice works as a radiation oncologist. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Harvard University. Dr. Patrice takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Dr. Dwight L Fitch, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
5280 Summerlin Commons Way; Suite 802
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Dwight Fitch works as a radiation oncologist in Sarasota, FL, Port Charlotte, FL, and Fort Myers, FL. Dr. Fitch is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. He trained at Beaumont Hospitals for residency. Dr. Fitch honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
4371 Veronica S Shoemaker Blvd; Fort
Myers, FL
 

Dr. Eric Harris is a hematologist and oncologist in Daytona Beach, FL and Myers, FL. Dr. Harris accepts Coventry, Coventry Carelink, and Coventry Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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What is Oncology?

An oncologist is a physician who is concerned with the treatment of tumors and cancers. Cancer is when cells in the human body grow in an abnormal or out-of-control way. The goal of oncology is to cure a patient’s cancer, or, if the cancer is incurable, to control the cancer and reduce the symptoms for as long as possible.

Oncologists have several roles in their interaction with patients. They diagnose cancer and determine what stage the cancer is in, or to what extent the cancer has grown. They explain the diagnosis and stage to the patient, and they recommend treatment and deliver care. During treatment, oncologists are responsible for maintaining quality of life for their patients by reducing pain and side effects from medications.

There are three main types of oncologists:
  • Medical Oncologists specialize in the use of medications, especially chemotherapy, to kill cancer cells. In some areas, the term “medical oncologist” refers to the oncologist who is overall in charge of making decisions about a patient’s treatment.
  • Surgical Oncologists specialize in surgical treatments for cancer, such as biopsies (where small tissue samples are taken and examined), or surgical removal of tumors and surrounding tissue.
  • Radiation Oncologists specialize in the use of radiation (a kind of high powered x-ray) to kill cancer.

The American Society of Clinical Oncology also recognizes the subspecialties of Gynecological Oncology, which focuses on cancers of the female reproductive tract, and Pediatric Oncology, which deals with cancers that are most common in childhood.

In the United States, nearly one-half of all men and one-third of all women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes. It is an unfortunately common disease that can sometimes be life-threatening. Oncologists provide care to millions of people facing that diagnosis every year.
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