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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3680 Broadway; 21st Century Oncology, Inc
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Michael Katin is a radiation oncology specialist in Fort Myers, FL, Cape Coral, FL, and Point Charlotte, FL. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Lankenau Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Katin accepts. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Katin include: Fellow, American College Of Physicians; Fellow, American College Of Radiology; and President; Lee County Unit, American Cancer. Dr. Katin is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Lee Memorial Health System, St. Joseph's Medical Center, Yonkers, and Bayfront Health Punta Gorda. He is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3680 Broadway; 21st Century Oncology, Inc
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Dosoretz is a specialist in radiation oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dosoretz is accepting new patients. Dr. Dosoretz attended the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Dr. Thyagarajan Krishnan Ananthakrishnan, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
Attn: Credentialing; Attn: Credentialing
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Ananth Iyer's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. He graduated from Calicut Medical College. Dr. Iyer's medical residency was performed at UPMC Shadyside. He takes Amerigroup, Coresource, and AvMed, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Brain Cancer, Sickle Cell Disease, Rectal Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Cancer, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3680 Broadway; 21st Century Oncology, Inc
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. James Rubenstein is a radiation oncologist in Cape Coral, FL, Port Charlotte, FL, and Fort Myers, FL. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Rubenstein attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Rubenstein speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
5280 Summerlin Commons Way
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. David Rice is a radiation oncology specialist in Port Charlotte, FL, Punta Gorda, FL, and Venice, FL. Dr. Rice graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rice accepts. Dr. Rice is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health, Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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

Dr. Michael McCleod works as an adult hematologist and adult oncologist in Fort Myers, FL and Myers, FL. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. McCleod is a graduate of Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Dr. May Lynne Foo, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2231 Colonial Boulevard; 21st Century Oncology
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. May Foo is a specialist in radiation oncology. She works in Tampa, FL and Fort Myers, FL. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. She is a graduate of Wake Forest University School of Medicine and a graduate of Mayo Clinic's residency program. Dr. Foo accepts Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4571 Colonail Boulevard; Suite 100
Ft. Meyers, FL
 

Dr. Michael Chancellor's area of specialization is radiation oncology. He graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Chancellor is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
3840 Broadway
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Syed Zafar works as an adult hematologist and oncologist. Dr. Zafar is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2270 Colonial Boulevard
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Patrice specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Sarasota, FL, Port Charlotte, FL, and Punta Gorda, FL. Dr. Patrice is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health, Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Harvard Radiation Oncology Program.

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Dr. Edward Charles Grendys Jr., MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
8931 Colonial Center Drive; Suite 400
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Edward Grendys' specialty is gynecologic oncology. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Grendys is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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

Dr. Lowell Hart's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hart accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Upstate Medical University.

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Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
8931 Colonial Center Drive; Suite 400
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. James Orr is a gynecologic oncology specialist. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Orr attended medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
Fort
Myers, FL
 

Dr. Michael Raymond is an adult hematologist and oncologist in Fort Myers, FL and Myers, FL. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
12781 World Plaza Lane; Suite 1
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Bhanuprsad Koneru's medical specialty is adult hematology and adult oncology. He graduated from Andhra Medical College. Dr. Koneru takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
5280 Summerlin Commons Way
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Larry Silverman's specialty is radiation oncology. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Silverman attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Bayfront Health Punta Gorda.

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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.