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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 physician who specializes in radiation oncology. Patients rated Dr. Miercort highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. 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 attended medical school at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Dr. Miercort completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 130
  • Charge (avg.): $687 - $1,523
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $224 - $393
Dr. Frank Philip Franzese, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
6600 66th Street N
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Frank Franzese is a radiation oncology specialist. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Franzese graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU).

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 221
  • Charge (avg.): $687 - $50,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $128 - $1,230
Dr. Robert J Miller, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
6600 66th Street N
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Robert Miller is a specialist in radiation oncology. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Miller honors. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Miller attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 169
  • Charge (avg.): $604 - $1,505
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $151 - $393
Dr. Henry Earl Cotman, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
6449 38th Avenue N; Suite C3
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Henry Cotman's specialty is radiation oncology. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and St. Petersburg General Hospital. Dr. Cotman 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. After completing medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview.

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Relevant Interests: , intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT)

All Interests: Consultation, Intraoperative Radiation Therapy

Dr. Lisa Ann Flaherty, DO
Specializes in Neurology
5880 49th Street North; Suite 104
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Lisa Flaherty works as a neurologist. Dr. Flaherty is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Northside Hospital.

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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 is a specialist in gynecologic oncology. Her clinical interests include robotic surgery and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. Dr. Indermaur is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital, and St. Petersburg General Hospital. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Indermaur completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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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.

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