We found 7 radiation oncologists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueCare All Copay near Tampa, FL.

Dr. Louis Benjamin Harrison, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
12902 Magnolia Drive, Chair; Department of Radiology
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Louis Harrison specializes in radiation oncology. In addition to English, Dr. Harrison (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Moffitt Cancer Center, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). His education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors.

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Dr. Vivian Denise Griffin, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3402 W. Dr. Mlk Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Vivian Griffin's medical specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Griffin is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Bayfront Health Spring Hill. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Griffin accepts. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, she performed her residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Emory University.

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Clinical interests: Breast Issues

Dr. Lawrence Bruce Berk, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Lawrence Berk is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Berk's clinical interests include bladder cancer, rectal cancer, and robotic stereotactic radiosurgery (cyberknife). Dr. Berk honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Vulvar Cancer, Skin Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Robotic Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Esophageal Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Arvind Bunty Soni, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3001 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Arvind Soni sees patients in Tampa, FL. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He 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. Dr. Soni attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and subsequently trained at Strong Memorial Hospital for residency.

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Dr. Janelle Lira Park, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3402 W. Dr. Mlk Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Janelle Park is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. Dr. Park (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish. Dr. Park's hospital/clinic affiliations include Tampa Community Hospital and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. Dr. Park attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Park accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3402 W. Dr. Mlk Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Sawsan Bishay is a radiation oncology specialist. She is affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville, Bayfront Health Spring Hill, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. Dr. Bishay accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She attended medical school at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at New York Methodist Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Bishay speaks Arabic.

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Dr. William Abdel-Sayed Assad, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
601 S Armenia Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. William Assad's specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Assad is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Tampa Community Hospital and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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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.