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We found 13 oncologists who accept United Healthcare Silver near Punta Gorda, FL.

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

Dr. Michael Katin is a radiation oncologist in Fort Myers, FL, Cape Coral, FL, and Point Charlotte, FL. 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. Before completing his residency at Lankenau Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Katin attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: Fellow, American College Of Physicians; Fellow, American College Of Radiology; and President; Lee County Unit, American Cancer. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Lee Memorial Health System, St. Joseph's Medical Center, Yonkers, and Bayfront Health Punta Gorda. Dr. Katin's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Timothy Shafman's medical specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Shafman is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Shafman completed a residency program at Harvard Radiation Oncology Program. 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Shafman's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, and Holyoke Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Daniel Dosoretz specializes in radiation oncology. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Dosoretz attended the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Dosoretz speaks Spanish. Dr. Dosoretz is affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. James Rubenstein is a radiation oncologist. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda. Dr. Rubenstein honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Rubenstein speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Justino Silvestre is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He is a graduate of Greater Bolivian University of San Andres Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Silvestre's medical residency was performed at Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center and Lenox Hill Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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

Dr. Steven Goldin's specialties are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Goldin is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for his residency. His professional affiliations include 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. Arshad Ahad is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ahad trained at St. Vincent's Hospital, Staten Island for residency. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
809 E. Marion Avenue
Punta Gorda, 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
2500 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, 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
809 E. Marion Avenue
Punta Gorda, 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
21st Century Oncology - Radiology/port Charlotte - Port Charlotte; 3175 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, 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
809 E. Marion Avenue
Punta Gorda, 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.