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We found 9 radiation oncologists who accept Aetna Silver HMO near Sarasota, FL.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3210 Fruitville Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Gray Swor's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Dr. Swor 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. Dr. Swor's education and training includes medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School and residency at Albert B. Chandler Hospital and Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Swor is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3663 Bee Ridge Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Kenneth Kaplan's specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Kaplan is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and a graduate of Letterman Army Medical Center's residency program.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
8946 77th Terrace E
Lakewood Ranch, FL
 

Dr. John Sylvester is a radiation oncologist in Venice, FL and Lakewood Ranch, FL. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sylvester graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine.

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Dr. Graciela E. Roldan Garton, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3210 Fruitville Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Graciela Garton's area of specialization is radiation oncology. She honors Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry Carelink, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Garton performed her residency at Mayo Clinic and St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3210 Fruitville Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Patrice's area of specialization is radiation oncology. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Harvard Radiation Oncology Program. Dr. Patrice 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. Dr. Patrice is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health, Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3663 Bee Ridge Road; 21st Century Oncology - Sarasota - Sarasota
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Alan Porter works as a radiation oncologist. Dr. Porter has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Porter trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Porter's hospital/clinic affiliations include Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3210 Fruitville Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Larry Silverman is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Bayfront Health Punta Gorda. Dr. Silverman 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. He attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for his residency.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3210 Fruitville Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Dwight Fitch, who practices in Sarasota, FL, Bradenton, FL, and Venice, FL, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School and a graduate of Beaumont Hospitals' residency program. Dr. Fitch 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.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Internal Medicine
3210 Fruitville Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Tyler Hollen practices radiation oncology. Dr. Hollen accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Shands HealthCare. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health, Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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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.