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We found 9 radiation oncologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold EPO near Pinellas Park, FL.

Dr. Craig Randall Miercort, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
6600 66th Street North
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Craig Miercort is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Patient ratings for Dr. Miercort average 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Miercort takes. After attending the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Dr. Miercort completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah.

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Dr. Zucel Solc, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
6600 66th Street North
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Zucel Solc, who practices in Pinellas Park, FL and Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Solc is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and St. Petersburg General Hospital. After attending Cayetano Heredia University for medical school, he completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Dr. Frank Philip Franzese, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
6600 66th Street North
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Frank Franzese specializes in radiation oncology. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Franzese is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Henry Earl Cotman, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
6449 38th Avenue N; Suite C3
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Henry Cotman is a radiation oncologist in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. His residency was performed at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. Dr. Cotman 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. Dr. Cotman's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy, Consultation

Dr. Kevin Seth Tralins, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
8787 Bryan Dairy Road; Suite 120
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Kevin Tralins works as a radiation oncologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Tralins include breast augmentation, breast biopsy, and nutrition counseling. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Tralins attended medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Breast Augmentation, Breast Biopsy, Laser Surgery, Mastectomy, Nutrition Counseling

Dr. Robert Joseph Miller, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
6600 66th Street North
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Robert Miller is a Pinellas Park, FL physician who specializes in radiation oncology. Dr. Miller takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
6600 66th Street North
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. David Bloom works as a radiation oncologist in Pinellas Park, FL, Tampa, FL, and Gainesville, FL. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bloom attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Bloom trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Brachytherapy, Consultation, Nuclear Scan

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
10000 Bay Pines Boulevard
Bay Pines, FL
 

Dr. Jamie Cesaretti's medical specialty is 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 is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Cesaretti (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Sign Language, and Korean. He is affiliated with Bay Pines VA Healthcare System.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
10000 Bay Pines Boulevard; Building 107
Bay Pines, FL
 

Dr. Ryan Burri is a radiation oncologist. He takes 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 Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Dr. Burri is professionally affiliated with Bay Pines VA Healthcare System.

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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.