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We found 9 radiation oncologists who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Silver 04/100 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 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 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 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.