We found 6 providers matching radiation therapy and who accept BlueCare Everyday Health 1498 near Saint Petersburg, FL.
Dr. Craig Miercort is a radiation oncology specialist in Pinellas Park, FL. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Dr. Miercort completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah.
2013 Procedure Details
- Volume: 130
- Charge (avg.): $687 - $1,523
- Negotiated Rate (avg.): $224 - $393
Dr. Frank Franzese's area of specialization is radiation oncology. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Franzese 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.
2013 Procedure Details
- Volume: 221
- Charge (avg.): $687 - $50,000
- Negotiated Rate (avg.): $128 - $1,230
Dr. Henry Cotman is a Saint Petersburg, FL physician who specializes in radiation oncology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and St. Petersburg General Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Cotman's education and training includes medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine and residency at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview.
Relevant Interests: , intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT)
All Interests: Consultation, Intraoperative Radiation Therapy
Dr. Robert Miller practices radiation oncology in Pinellas Park, FL. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Miller completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).
2013 Procedure Details
- Volume: 169
- Charge (avg.): $604 - $1,505
- Negotiated Rate (avg.): $151 - $393
Dr. Lisa Flaherty is a neurologist. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Flaherty accepts. Dr. Flaherty is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Northside Hospital.
Relevant Interests: , Gamma Knife radiosurgery
All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Laminotomy, Laminoplasty, Cluster Headache, Radiculopathy, Lower Back Pain, ... (Read more)
Dr. Megan Indermaur specializes in gynecologic oncology and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Indermaur include 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. Dr. Indermaur attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Indermaur trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for her residency. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.
Relevant Interests: , radiation therapy
All Interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Genetic Counseling, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Radiation Therapy, ... (Read more)
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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.