We found 5 radiation oncologists who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Silver 04/100 near Punta Gorda, FL.

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Dr. Michael Joseph Katin, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Diagnostic Radiology
3175 Harbor Boulevard; 21st Century Oncology, Inc
Pt. Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Michael Katin's specialties are radiation oncology and diagnostic radiology. He practices in Fort Myers, FL, Naples, FL, and Port Charlotte, FL. 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. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Lankenau Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Katin has received distinctions including Lee County Unit, American Cancer; Society President; and Charlotte County Unit, American Cancer. In addition to English, Dr. Katin speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Medical Center, Yonkers and Bayfront Health. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Daniel Enrique Dosoretz, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3175 Harbor Boulevard; 21st Century Oncology, Inc
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Dosoretz is a radiation oncology specialist. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health. Dr. Dosoretz takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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 speaks Spanish.

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Dr. James Howard Rubenstein, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3175 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. James Rubenstein is a radiation oncology specialist. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health. Dr. Rubenstein studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Dr. David J Rice, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3175 Harbor Boulevard; 21st Century Oncology - Radiology/port Charlotte
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. David Rice works as a radiation oncologist in Port Charlotte, FL, Fort Myers, FL, and Venice, FL. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Rice attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Dr. Dwight L Fitch, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3175 Harbor Boulevard; 21st Century Oncology - Radiology/port Charlotte
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Dwight Fitch works as a radiation oncologist in Sarasota, FL, Port Charlotte, FL, and Fort Myers, FL. Dr. Fitch is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. He trained at Beaumont Hospitals for residency. Dr. Fitch honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.
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