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We found 9 radiation oncologists who accept Humana Bronze HMO near Punta Gorda, FL.

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

Dr. Michael Katin is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency 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 takes. 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 professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Medical Center, Yonkers, Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. Dr. Katin 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. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, and Holyoke Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Shafman is accepting new patients. Dr. Shafman attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at Harvard Radiation Oncology Program for residency. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Daniel Dosoretz, who practices in Fort Myers, FL, Port Charlotte, FL, and Cape Coral, FL, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Dosoretz is affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. After attending the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Dosoretz welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. James Rubenstein is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Cape Coral, FL, Port Charlotte, FL, and Fort Myers, FL. Dr. Rubenstein is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed 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 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's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Dr. Rice takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Rice attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 radiation oncologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Porter average 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for 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 Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Porter attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school. 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 is a radiation oncology specialist in Sarasota, FL, Punta Gorda, FL, and Venice, FL. 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. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for residency. Dr. Silverman's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 sees patients in Sarasota, FL, Bradenton, FL, and Venice, FL. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. 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. Dr. Fitch is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School and a graduate of Beaumont Hospitals' residency program. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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

Dr. Tyler Hollen's specialty is radiation oncology. He studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Shands HealthCare. Dr. Hollen honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is professionally 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.