We found 7 radiation oncologists who accept Coventry Gold HMO near Orlando, FL.

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Dr. Michael Edward Montejo, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2501 N Orange Avenue; Suite 181
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Michael Montejo works as a radiation oncologist in Orlando, FL. He is affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center. Dr. Montejo accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah for residency.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1812 N Mills Avenue
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Aamir Hussain is a radiation oncologist in Orlando, FL. He takes 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 Mayo Medical School. Dr. Hussain (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
483 N Semoran Boulevard; Suite 107
Winter Park, FL
 

Dr. Kelly Lafave is a radiation oncology specialist. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lafave honors. She attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2501 N Orange Avenue; Suite 182
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Kunal Saigal works as a radiation oncologist. Dr. Saigal accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1561 W Fairbanks Avenue; Suite 100
Winter Park, FL
 

Dr. Jamie Cesaretti is a specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Cesaretti is professionally affiliated with Bay Pines VA Healthcare System. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cesaretti takes. He attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Cesaretti (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Sign Language, and Korean.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1561 W Fairbanks Avenue; Suite 100
Winter Park, FL
 

Dr. Alan Forbes is a radiation oncology specialist in Winter Park, FL. He attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. 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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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2501 N Orange Avenue; Suite 182
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Mark Harvey is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Orlando, FL. Dr. Harvey graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He accepts 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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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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