We found 5 radiation oncologists who accept MyBlue Gold 1605 near Tampa, FL.

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

Dr. Louis Harrison practices radiation oncology. Dr. Harrison takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Harrison (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. Dr. Harrison's professional affiliations include Moffitt Cancer Center, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE).

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3402 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Janelle Park is a specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Park 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. She attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. Dr. Park (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Korean and Spanish. She is affiliated with South Bay Hospital, Tampa Community Hospital, and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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

Dr. William Assad practices radiation oncology in Tampa, FL. He obtained his medical school training at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Assad accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Arabic. Dr. Assad is affiliated with South Bay Hospital, Tampa Community Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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

Dr. Lawrence Berk's medical specialty is radiation oncology. He 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. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Berk is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Berk's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Arvind B Soni, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3001 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard; Fred J. Woods Radiation Therapy Ctr - Ms 2837
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Arvind Soni is a radiation oncology specialist. Dr. Soni's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at Strong Memorial Hospital, Dr. Soni attended medical school at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ).

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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.
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