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's specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Katin's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Medical Center, Yonkers, Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Lankenau Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Katin has received the following distinctions: Fellow, American College Of Physicians; Fellow, American College Of Radiology; and President; Lee County Unit, American Cancer. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Timothy Kerwin's specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Kerwin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Physician Regional Healthcare System and NCH North Naples Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 is a specialist in radiation oncology. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rubenstein honors. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Rubenstein completed his residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Rubenstein is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
820 Goodlette Road N
Naples, FL
 

Dr. Bruce Nakfoor is a Naples, FL physician who specializes in radiation oncology. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Nakfoor's residency was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
820 Goodlette Road N
Naples, FL
 

Dr. Kristina Mirabeau-Beale is a radiation oncologist. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Mirabeau-Beale's residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Mirabeau-Beale is closed to 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.
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