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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 is a specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Gray Swor works in Venice, FL and Sarasota, FL. Dr. Swor honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Swor graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School. For Dr. Swor's residency, Dr. Swor trained at Albert B. Chandler Hospital and Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Swor is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3663 Bee Ridge Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Kenneth Kaplan practices radiation oncology in Sarasota, FL and Venice, FL. Dr. Kaplan is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Letterman Army Medical Center. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kaplan accepts.

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

Dr. John Sylvester, who practices in Venice, FL and Lakewood Ranch, FL, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. He 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 graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Sylvester is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3210 Fruitville Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Patrice specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Sarasota, FL, Port Charlotte, FL, and Punta Gorda, FL. Dr. Patrice is professionally affiliated with 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Harvard Radiation Oncology Program.

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

Dr. Graciela Garton specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Sarasota, FL. Dr. Garton accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry Carelink. She attended medical school at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Mayo Clinic and St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx.

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

Dr. Alan Porter is a specialist in radiation oncology. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Porter 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. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Porter attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Porter's professional 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's specialty is radiation oncology. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Silverman attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Bayfront Health Punta Gorda.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3210 Fruitville Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Dwight Fitch is a radiation oncology specialist in Sarasota, FL, Bradenton, FL, and Venice, FL. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, he performed his residency at Beaumont Hospitals. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fitch honors. Dr. Fitch'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. Tyler Hollen works as a radiation oncologist in Port Charlotte, FL, Punta Gorda, FL, and Venice, FL. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health, Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Florida College of Medicine and performed his residency at Shands HealthCare. Dr. Hollen 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.

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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.