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We found 7 providers matching radiation therapy and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver near Saint Petersburg, FL.

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Dr. Craig Randall Miercort, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
6600 66th Street N
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Craig Miercort is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Miercort honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah, Dr. Miercort attended the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 130
  • Uninsured Cost: $687 - $1,523
  • Medicare Cost: $224 - $393
Dr. Frank Philip Franzese, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
6600 66th Street N
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Frank Franzese works as a radiation oncologist in Pinellas Park, FL. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU) for residency. Dr. Franzese has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 221
  • Uninsured Cost: $687 - $50,000
  • Medicare Cost: $128 - $1,230
Dr. Zucel Solc, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
6600 66th Street N
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Zucel Solc practices radiation oncology in Pinellas Park, FL. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and St. Petersburg General Hospital. Before performing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Solc attended Cayetano Heredia University for medical school. On average, patients gave Dr. Solc a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 180
  • Uninsured Cost: $604 - $1,523
  • Medicare Cost: $151 - $393
Dr. Henry Earl Cotman, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
6449 38th Avenue N; Suite C3
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Henry Cotman is a radiation oncology specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and St. Petersburg General Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cotman studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He trained at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT)

All Interests: Consultation, Intraoperative Radiation Therapy

Dr. Robert Joseph Miller, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
6600 66th Street N
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Robert Miller sees patients in Pinellas Park, FL. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Miller 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 medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 169
  • Uninsured Cost: $604 - $1,505
  • Medicare Cost: $151 - $393
Dr. Lisa Ann Flaherty, DO
Specializes in Neurology
5880 49th Street North; Suite 104
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Lisa Flaherty is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Flaherty's professional affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital and Northside Hospital. She attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Flaherty takes.

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Relevant Interests: , Gamma Knife radiosurgery

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Laminotomy, Laminoplasty, Cluster Headache, Radiculopathy, Lower Back Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Megan Dawn Indermaur, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
600 Eighth Street South; Suite B
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Megan Indermaur's medical specialty is gynecologic oncology. These areas are among Dr. Indermaur's clinical interests: robotic surgery and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. She is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital, and St. Petersburg General Hospital. Her education and training includes medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Indermaur takes.

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Relevant Interests: , radiation therapy

All Interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Genetic Counseling, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Radiation Therapy, ... (Read more)

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What is Radiation Therapy?

Radiation therapy, or radiotherapy, uses high energy rays to treat tumors or cancer. Radiation damages the DNA of cancer cells, killing them or making it impossible for them to divide and for cancer to spread. Radiation therapy can be used alone or in combination with surgery or other treatments, such as chemotherapy. It is an option for tumors that cannot be easily accessed surgically, such as those at the base of the skull, and it can be used following surgical cancer treatment to remove remaining cancerous tissue and prevent recurrence of cancer. Sometimes radiation therapy is used as a palliative treatment to shrink tumors. Rather than cure your condition, palliative treatments treat symptoms, such as pain caused by spinal tumors and problems with eating or drinking caused by esophageal tumors.

The type of therapy you receive will depend on the size, type, and location of your tumor or cancer, as well as the sensitivity of the surrounding healthy tissue, your age, and your medical history. Radiation treatment may be delivered in two ways:

  • Internally, meaning radioactive material is placed inside of your body. Brachytherapy is a commonly used method of internal radiation therapy. Using catheters or needles, radioactive seeds or pellets are placed inside the body, and over the course of several weeks or a few months, the seeds will deliver radiation. Permanent brachytherapy leaves the seeds in your body permanently without causing side effects while temporary brachytherapy removes them after a treatment session.
  • Externally, using a machine that aims radiation beams outside of your body. External radiation therapy is also known as external beam radiation therapy (EBRT). There are several types of EBRT, which differ in intensity and type of beams used. EBRT can be done before surgery (preoperatively), during surgery (intraoperatively), or after surgery (post-operatively).

Before you undergo radiation therapy, a team of medical professionals, including a radiation oncologist, will work with you to determine a treatment plan. This will involve mapping the area around the tumor or cancer, determining proper positioning for treatment delivery, and determining dosage. Treatment delivery will occur in sessions over the course of several weeks or months, depending on the type and size of cancer and its location in the body, among other factors.

Although radiation therapy aims to target only cancerous cells, damage to normal healthy cells may occur. You might experience side effects from radiation during treatment or in the months and years following it. They are dependent on the areas treated and may include fatigue, nausea, vomiting, skin irritation, hair loss, memory loss, and infertility. Your oncologist will take into account the amount of radiation that different areas of your body can receive safely while determining your treatment plan.