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We found 10 radiation oncologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold EPO near Gainesville, FL.

Dr. Robert Alan Zlotecki, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Robert Zlotecki's area of specialization is radiation oncology. These areas are among Dr. Zlotecki's clinical interests: bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and gamma knife radiosurgery. His professional affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zlotecki accepts. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School.

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Clinical interests: Bone Cancer, Larynx Cancer, Sarcoma, Bone Problems, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Colon Cancer, Soft ... (Read more)

Dr. William Mark Mendenhall, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. William Mendenhall sees patients in Gainesville, FL and Jacksonville, FL. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mendenhall include esophageal cancer, gamma knife radiosurgery, and colon cancer. He honors 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 a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Mendenhall attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He has received distinctions including "Top Doctors," US News and World Report; "America's Top Doctors", Castle Connolly Medical Ltd, 4th Edition, .; and "The Best Doctors in America", 2003-2004, 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010.. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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Clinical interests: Larynx Cancer, Skin Cancer, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Colon Cancer, Proton Therapy, Esophageal ... (Read more)

Dr. Judith Louise Lightsey, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Judith Lightsey's area of specialization is radiation oncology. She graduated from Howard University College of Medicine. Dr. Lightsey trained at a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College for residency. These areas are among her clinical interests: non-small cell lung cancer, gamma knife radiosurgery, and hodgkin's lymphoma. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Lightsey's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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Clinical interests: Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Non-Small Cell Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Anamaria Reyna Yeung, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Anamaria Yeung's area of specialization is radiation oncology. She attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for residency. Her areas of expertise include non-small cell lung cancer, gamma knife radiosurgery, and ovarian cancer. Dr. Yeung takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Her distinctions include: the University of Florida College of Medicine Exemplary Teacher Award; Society of Teaching Scholars Outstanding Resident Teacher Award; and Talken Award (Most outstanding resident research project). Dr. Yeung's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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Clinical interests: Larynx Cancer, Skin Cancer, Oral Cancer, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Liver Disease, Lung Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kristy Breuhl Breuhl, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Radiation Oncology
2000 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Kristy Smith's specialty is family medicine. She is especially interested in women's health issues. Dr. Smith is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Smith is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Clinical interests: Women's Health Issues

Dr. Daniel Joseph Indelicato, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Danny Indelicato is a specialist in radiation oncology. His areas of expertise include the following: spine tumor, proton therapy, and brain tumor. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Indelicato attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Indelicato completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He has received distinctions including 2013-Vitals Top 10 Doctor Award; 2013-Jacksonville Business Journal "Health Care Hero"; and 2011- University of Florida College of Medicine International Educator Award: Junior Faculty. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Clinical interests: Sarcoma, Bone Problems, Spine Tumor, Proton Therapy, Cancer, Brain Tumor, Tumor, Radiation Therapy

Dr. Eric Kirk Thoburn, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Radiology, Surgery, Radiation Oncology, Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology, Nuclear Radiology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Eric Thoburn practices surgery, pediatric radiology, and radiation oncology in Gainesville, FL. He graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Thoburn trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. David Bloom works as a radiation oncologist in Pinellas Park, FL, Tampa, FL, and Gainesville, FL. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bloom attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Bloom trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Brachytherapy, Consultation, Nuclear Scan

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2000 Sw Archer Road; Department of Radiation Oncology Shands Cancer Center
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Balamucki is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Gainesville, FL. Dr. Balamucki studied medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Legal Medicine, Radiation Oncology
6420 W Newberry Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Lori Grow is a specialist in legal medicine and radiation oncology. She works in Gainesville, FL. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Grow honors.

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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.