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We found 9 radiation oncologists who accept BlueOptions Everyday Health 1416 near Gainesville, FL.

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

Dr. Robert Zlotecki is a radiation oncology specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and gamma knife radiosurgery. Dr. Zlotecki's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. He is in-network for 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 Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School for residency.

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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. Dr. Mendenhall is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Mendenhall completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, gamma knife radiosurgery, and colon cancer. Dr. Mendenhall takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: "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 practices radiation oncology in Gainesville, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Lightsey include non-small cell lung cancer, gamma knife radiosurgery, and hodgkin's lymphoma. Dr. Lightsey takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Howard University College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College. Her professional 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 medical specialty is radiation oncology. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Florida College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yeung include non-small cell lung cancer, gamma knife radiosurgery, and ovarian cancer. Dr. Yeung 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. Yeung has received professional recognition including the following: 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). She is 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, Oral Cancer, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Liver Disease, Lung Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Danny Indelicato practices radiation oncology. He has a special interest in spine tumor, proton therapy, and brain tumor. Dr. Indelicato is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). He studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Indelicato trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Indelicato honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: Jacksonville Magazine Best Doctors; Castle Connolly Top Doctor; and Jacksonville Magazine Best Doctor.

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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 is a surgery, pediatric radiology, and radiation oncology specialist. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). Dr. Thoburn attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. David Bloom is a specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Bloom is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and St. Petersburg General Hospital. After attending the University of Florida College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is in-network for 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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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. He is a graduate of Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Balamucki takes.

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

Dr. Lori Grow's specialties are legal medicine and radiation oncology. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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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.