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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 specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Katin 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 graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Lankenau Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received distinctions including Fellow, American College Of Physicians; Fellow, American College Of Radiology; and President; Lee County Unit, American Cancer. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Katin is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Medical Center, Yonkers, Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Timothy Kerwin is a Naples, FL physician who specializes in 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. Dr. Kerwin is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Physician Regional Healthcare System and NCH North Naples Hospital.

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

Dr. James Rubenstein practices radiation oncology in Cape Coral, FL, Port Charlotte, FL, and Fort Myers, FL. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Rubenstein attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
820 Goodlette Road N
Naples, FL
 

Dr. Bruce Nakfoor specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Naples, FL. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at 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. Nakfoor takes.

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

Dr. Kristina Mirabeau-Beale is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. She attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mirabeau-Beale takes. Dr. Mirabeau-Beale is not accepting new patients at this time.

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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.