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 is a radiation oncologist in Venice, FL and Sarasota, FL. Dr. Swor takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Eastern Virginia Medical School, Dr. Swor completed Dr. Swor's residency training 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 is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Sarasota, FL and Venice, FL. Dr. Kaplan is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kaplan completed a residency program at Letterman Army Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO.

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

Dr. John Sylvester specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Venice, FL and Lakewood Ranch, FL. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sylvester accepts. He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3210 Fruitville Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Patrice is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. His professional affiliations include Venice Regional Bayfront Health, Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Patrice studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He trained at Harvard Radiation Oncology Program for residency.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3210 Fruitville Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Graciela Garton is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. Before performing her residency at Mayo Clinic and St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, Dr. Garton attended the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine for medical school. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry Carelink.

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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 in Port Charlotte, FL, Venice, FL, and Sarasota, FL. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. He attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Porter trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for his residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Porter is 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Porter accepts.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3210 Fruitville Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Larry Silverman is a radiation oncology specialist. His professional affiliations include Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Bayfront Health Punta Gorda. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Silverman honors.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3210 Fruitville Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Dwight Fitch is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. His professional affiliations include Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fitch accepts. Before completing his residency at Beaumont Hospitals, Dr. Fitch attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3210 Fruitville Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Tyler Hollen's specialty is radiation oncology. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine and a graduate of Shands HealthCare's residency program. Dr. Hollen's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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.