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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 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
3175 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Charles Perkins is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. Dr. Perkins attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 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.