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We found 9 radiation oncologists who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 03/100 near Port Charlotte, FL.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
21st Century Oncology/radiology - Port Charlotte; 3175 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Michael Katin is a radiation oncology specialist in Fort Myers, FL, Cape Coral, FL, and Point Charlotte, FL. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Lankenau Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Katin accepts. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Katin include: Fellow, American College Of Physicians; Fellow, American College Of Radiology; and President; Lee County Unit, American Cancer. Dr. Katin is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Lee Memorial Health System, St. Joseph's Medical Center, Yonkers, and Bayfront Health Punta Gorda. He is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
21st Century Oncology - Radiology/port Charlotte - Port Charlotte; 3175 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Timothy Shafman is a radiation oncology specialist. Dr. Shafman graduated from Harvard Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Shafman trained at Harvard Radiation Oncology Program. 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. Dr. Shafman is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, and Holyoke Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
21st Century Oncology - Radiology/port Charlotte - Port Charlotte; 3175 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Dosoretz is a specialist in radiation oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dosoretz is accepting new patients. Dr. Dosoretz attended the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3175 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. James Rubenstein is a radiation oncologist in Cape Coral, FL, Port Charlotte, FL, and Fort Myers, FL. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Rubenstein attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Rubenstein speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
21st Century Oncology - Radiology/port Charlotte - Port Charlotte; 3175 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. David Rice is a radiation oncology specialist in Port Charlotte, FL, Punta Gorda, FL, and Venice, FL. Dr. Rice graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan 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. Rice accepts. Dr. Rice is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health, Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2500 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Alan Porter is a specialist in radiation oncology. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Porter 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. 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. Dr. Porter's professional affiliations include Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
809 E. Marion Avenue
Punta Gorda, FL
 

Dr. Larry Silverman's specialty is radiation oncology. He honors 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 Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Silverman attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Bayfront Health Punta Gorda.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
21st Century Oncology - Radiology/port Charlotte - Port Charlotte; 3175 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Dwight Fitch is a radiation oncology specialist in Sarasota, FL, Bradenton, FL, and Venice, FL. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, he performed his residency at Beaumont Hospitals. 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. Dr. Fitch's hospital/clinic affiliations include Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2500 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Tyler Hollen's area of specialization is radiation oncology. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health, Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Hollen completed a residency program at Shands HealthCare. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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.