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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
901 Tamiami Trail S; Suite A1
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Gray Swor's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Dr. Swor honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing Dr. Swor's residency at Albert B. Chandler Hospital and Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Swor attended Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Swor is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Kenneth Kaplan's area of specialization is radiation oncology. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and a graduate of Letterman Army Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Kaplan is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
959 Venice Avenue, E.
Venice, FL
 

Dr. David Rice works as a radiation oncologist. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Rice accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Venice Regional Bayfront Health, Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
901 Tamiami Trail S; Suite A1
Venice, FL
 

Dr. John Sylvester, who practices in Venice, FL and Lakewood Ranch, FL, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. Dr. Sylvester takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
901 Tamiami Trail S; Suite A1
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Mary Koshy is a radiation oncology specialist. Dr. Koshy attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
901 Tamiami Trail S; Suite A1
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Patrice works as a radiation oncologist in Sarasota, FL, Port Charlotte, FL, and Punta Gorda, FL. Dr. Patrice's hospital/clinic affiliations include Venice Regional Bayfront Health, Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. He attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Harvard Radiation Oncology Program for residency. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patrice honors.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Alan Porter is a radiation oncology specialist in Port Charlotte, FL, Venice, FL, and Sarasota, FL. Dr. Porter is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
901 Tamiami Trail S; Suite A1
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Larry Silverman works as a radiation oncologist in Sarasota, FL, Punta Gorda, FL, and Venice, FL. Dr. Silverman is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Bayfront Health Punta Gorda.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
959 Venice Avenue, E.
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Dwight Fitch is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Sarasota, FL, Bradenton, FL, and Venice, FL. Dr. Fitch is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. Before performing his residency at Beaumont Hospitals, Dr. Fitch attended the University of Michigan Medical School. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fitch honors.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Internal Medicine
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Tyler Hollen is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Venice Regional Bayfront Health, Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. He attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Hollen completed his residency training at Shands HealthCare. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hollen accepts.

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What is Oncology?

An oncologist is a physician who is concerned with the treatment of tumors and cancers. Cancer is when cells in the human body grow in an abnormal or out-of-control way. The goal of oncology is to cure a patient’s cancer, or, if the cancer is incurable, to control the cancer and reduce the symptoms for as long as possible.

Oncologists have several roles in their interaction with patients. They diagnose cancer and determine what stage the cancer is in, or to what extent the cancer has grown. They explain the diagnosis and stage to the patient, and they recommend treatment and deliver care. During treatment, oncologists are responsible for maintaining quality of life for their patients by reducing pain and side effects from medications.

There are three main types of oncologists:
  • Medical Oncologists specialize in the use of medications, especially chemotherapy, to kill cancer cells. In some areas, the term “medical oncologist” refers to the oncologist who is overall in charge of making decisions about a patient’s treatment.
  • Surgical Oncologists specialize in surgical treatments for cancer, such as biopsies (where small tissue samples are taken and examined), or surgical removal of tumors and surrounding tissue.
  • Radiation Oncologists specialize in the use of radiation (a kind of high powered x-ray) to kill cancer.

The American Society of Clinical Oncology also recognizes the subspecialties of Gynecological Oncology, which focuses on cancers of the female reproductive tract, and Pediatric Oncology, which deals with cancers that are most common in childhood.

In the United States, nearly one-half of all men and one-third of all women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes. It is an unfortunately common disease that can sometimes be life-threatening. Oncologists provide care to millions of people facing that diagnosis every year.