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We found 7 radiation oncologists who accept BlueOptions Essential Health S1400 near Tampa, FL.

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

Dr. Louis Harrison works as a radiation oncologist. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Dr. Harrison has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Harrison (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Moffitt Cancer Center, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE).

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

Dr. Vivian Griffin's area of specialization is radiation oncology. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Griffin completed her residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Her professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

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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 Tampa, FL physician who specializes in radiation oncology. He attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Areas of expertise for Dr. Berk include bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and rectal cancer. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Berk's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Vulvar Cancer, Skin Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Cyberknife Radiosurgery, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sawsan George Bishay, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3402 W. Dr. Mlk Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Sawsan Bishay is a radiation oncology specialist in Spring Hill, FL and Tampa, FL. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Bishay attended Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at New York Methodist Hospital. She is conversant in Arabic.

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

Dr. Arvind Soni is a specialist in radiation oncology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Soni's residency was performed at Strong Memorial Hospital. Dr. Soni accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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 radiation oncology specialist. Dr. Park is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Park takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Park (or staff) speaks the following languages: Korean and Spanish. Dr. Park's hospital/clinic affiliations include Tampa Community Hospital and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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

Dr. William Assad is a radiation oncology specialist. He is a graduate of Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Assad is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include 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.