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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 specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Katin 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. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Lankenau Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received distinctions including Fellow, American College Of Physicians; Fellow, American College Of Radiology; and President; Lee County Unit, American Cancer. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Katin is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Medical Center, Yonkers, Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. 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. Timothy Shafman is a radiation oncology specialist. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Shafman is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, and Holyoke Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at Harvard Radiation Oncology Program. He 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. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Shafman's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Daniel Dosoretz is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. After attending the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Dosoretz 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Dosoretz's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. James Rubenstein practices radiation oncology in Cape Coral, FL, Port Charlotte, FL, and Fort Myers, FL. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Rubenstein attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda.

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

Dr. David Rice practices radiation oncology. Dr. Rice accepts 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 Michigan, Dr. Rice attended the University of Michigan Medical School. He is 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 medical specialty is adult hematology and adult oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Silvestre honors. He attended Greater Bolivian University of San Andres Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center and Lenox Hill Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Steven Goldin sees patients in Port Charlotte, FL and Punta Gorda, FL. His medical specialties are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. Dr. Goldin is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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.

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

Dr. Arshad Ahad is a specialist in adult hematology and adult 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. Dr. Ahad's residency was performed at St. Vincent's Hospital, Staten Island. 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's area of specialization is radiation oncology. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Harvard Radiation Oncology Program. Dr. Patrice 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. Patrice 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 works as a radiation oncologist. Dr. Porter has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Porter trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Porter'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. Larry Silverman is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Bayfront Health Punta Gorda. Dr. Silverman 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. He attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for his residency.

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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, who practices in Sarasota, FL, Bradenton, FL, and Venice, FL, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School and a graduate of Beaumont Hospitals' residency program. Dr. Fitch 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.

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

Dr. Tyler Hollen practices radiation oncology. Dr. Hollen accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Shands HealthCare. He is 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.