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

Dr. Gray Swor specializes in radiation oncology. Dr. Swor is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. Dr. Swor attended Eastern Virginia Medical School and subsequently trained at Albert B. Chandler Hospital and Duke University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Swor is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Kenneth Kaplan is a radiation oncologist in Sarasota, FL and Venice, FL. After attending the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Letterman Army Medical Center. Dr. Kaplan is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Dr. Rice takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Rice attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. 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 is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. Dr. Sylvester is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for 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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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
901 Tamiami Trail S; Suite A1
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Mary Koshy is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. She is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. Dr. Koshy attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. She 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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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
901 Tamiami Trail S; Suite A1
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Patrice is a specialist in radiation oncology. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Harvard Radiation Oncology Program. Dr. Patrice's 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
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Alan Porter is a radiation oncologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Porter average 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Porter attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school. 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 is a radiation oncology specialist in Sarasota, FL, Punta Gorda, FL, and Venice, FL. He is in-network for 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 Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for residency. Dr. Silverman's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 sees patients in Sarasota, FL, Bradenton, FL, and Venice, FL. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fitch is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School and a graduate of Beaumont Hospitals' residency program. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Tyler Hollen's specialty is radiation oncology. He studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Shands HealthCare. Dr. Hollen honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health, Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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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.