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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
540 The Rialto
Venice, 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
540 The Rialto
Venice, 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
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. David Rice is a radiation oncology specialist in Port Charlotte, FL, Punta Gorda, FL, and Venice, FL. Dr. Rice graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rice accepts. Dr. Rice is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health, Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
540 The Rialto
Venice, 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
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Mary Koshy's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Dr. Koshy honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Koshy attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school. She is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
540 The Rialto
Venice, 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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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
540 The Rialto
Venice, 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
540 The Rialto
Venice, 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
540 The Rialto
Venice, 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
540 The Rialto
Venice, 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 Oncology?

An oncologist is a physician who is concerned with the treatment of tumors and cancers. Cancer is when cells in the human body grow in an abnormal or out-of-control way. The goal of oncology is to cure a patient’s cancer, or, if the cancer is incurable, to control the cancer and reduce the symptoms for as long as possible.

Oncologists have several roles in their interaction with patients. They diagnose cancer and determine what stage the cancer is in, or to what extent the cancer has grown. They explain the diagnosis and stage to the patient, and they recommend treatment and deliver care. During treatment, oncologists are responsible for maintaining quality of life for their patients by reducing pain and side effects from medications.

There are three main types of oncologists:
  • Medical Oncologists specialize in the use of medications, especially chemotherapy, to kill cancer cells. In some areas, the term “medical oncologist” refers to the oncologist who is overall in charge of making decisions about a patient’s treatment.
  • Surgical Oncologists specialize in surgical treatments for cancer, such as biopsies (where small tissue samples are taken and examined), or surgical removal of tumors and surrounding tissue.
  • Radiation Oncologists specialize in the use of radiation (a kind of high powered x-ray) to kill cancer.

The American Society of Clinical Oncology also recognizes the subspecialties of Gynecological Oncology, which focuses on cancers of the female reproductive tract, and Pediatric Oncology, which deals with cancers that are most common in childhood.

In the United States, nearly one-half of all men and one-third of all women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes. It is an unfortunately common disease that can sometimes be life-threatening. Oncologists provide care to millions of people facing that diagnosis every year.