We found 5 radiation oncologists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions All Copay near Naples, FL.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Physicians Regional - Pine Ridge; 6101 Pine Ridge Road
Naples, FL
 

Dr. Michael Katin is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Katin is affiliated with St. Joseph's Medical Center, Yonkers, Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at Lankenau Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. 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. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Katin has received include Lee County Unit, American Cancer; Society President; and Charlotte County Unit, American Cancer. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
955 10th Avenue N
Naples, FL
 

Dr. Timothy Kerwin's specialty is radiation oncology. He is affiliated with Physicians Regional Healthcare System and NCH North Naples Hospital. Dr. Kerwin takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
820 Goodlette Road North; 21st Century Oncology, Inc
Naples, FL
 

Dr. James Rubenstein works as a radiation oncologist. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Rubenstein is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda. He studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
820 Goodlette Road N
Naples, FL
 

Dr. Bruce Nakfoor is a radiation oncology specialist. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Nakfoor 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.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Internal Medicine
820 Goodlette Road N
Naples, FL
 

Dr. Kristina Mirabeau-Beale, who practices in Naples, FL, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Mirabeau-Beale attended medical school at Harvard Medical School.

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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.
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