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

Dr. Justino Silvestre's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology; he sees patients in Port Charlotte, FL and Punta Gorda, FL. His professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. Dr. Silvestre honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center and Lenox Hill Hospital, Dr. Silvestre attended Greater Bolivian University of San Andres Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
809 E. Marion Avenue
Punta Gorda, FL
 

Dr. Steven Goldin works as a general surgeon and cancer surgeon. Dr. Goldin is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goldin accepts.

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Dr. Arshad Ahad, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
809 E. Marion Avenue
Punta Gorda, FL
 

Dr. Arshad Ahad sees patients in Port Charlotte, FL and Punta Gorda, FL. His medical specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda. Dr. Ahad takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He trained at St. Vincent's Hospital, Staten Island for his residency.

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

Dr. Stephen Patrice specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Sarasota, FL, Port Charlotte, FL, and Punta Gorda, FL. Dr. Patrice is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health, Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Harvard Radiation Oncology Program.

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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
809 E. Marion Avenue
Punta Gorda, FL
 

Dr. Tyler Hollen works as a radiation oncologist in Port Charlotte, FL, Punta Gorda, FL, and Venice, FL. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health, Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Florida College of Medicine and performed his residency at Shands HealthCare. Dr. Hollen 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.

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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.