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We found 7 radiation oncologists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueCare Essential near Panama City, FL.

Dr. Louis Benjamin Harrison, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
12902 Magnolia Drive, Chair; Department of Radiology
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Louis Harrison's specialty is radiation oncology. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Harrison obtained his medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Harrison (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. Dr. Harrison is professionally affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE).

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Dr. Vivian Denise Griffin, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3402 W. Dr. Mlk Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Vivian Griffin is a specialist in radiation oncology. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Griffin graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. She completed her residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Her professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

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Dr. Lawrence Bruce Berk, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Lawrence Berk is a radiation oncologist in Tampa, FL. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Berk is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Berk completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Berk takes. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Arvind Bunty Soni, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3001 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Arvind Soni practices radiation oncology in Tampa, FL. Dr. Soni honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He trained at Strong Memorial Hospital for his residency. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3402 W. Dr. Mlk Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Sawsan Bishay's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Dr. Bishay takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine and performed her residency at New York Methodist Hospital. She is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Bishay is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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Dr. Janelle Lira Park, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3402 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Janelle Park practices radiation oncology in Tampa, FL. Dr. Park takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Park is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Park (or staff) is conversant in Korean and Spanish. Dr. Park's hospital/clinic affiliations include Tampa Community Hospital and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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Dr. William Abdel-Sayed Assad, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
601 S Armenia Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. William Assad is a specialist in radiation oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Tampa Community Hospital and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Assad honors. Dr. Assad is a graduate of Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine.

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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.