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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Gray Swor's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Dr. Swor 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. Dr. Swor's education and training includes medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School and residency at Albert B. Chandler Hospital and Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Swor is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Kenneth Kaplan's specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Kaplan is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and a graduate of Letterman Army Medical Center's residency program.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. David Rice practices radiation oncology. Dr. Rice accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Rice attended the University of Michigan Medical School. He is 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 is a radiation oncologist in Venice, FL and Lakewood Ranch, FL. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sylvester graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Mary Koshy is a radiation oncology specialist in Bradenton, FL and Venice, FL. She is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Koshy attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Koshy honors.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Patrice's area of specialization is radiation oncology. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Harvard Radiation Oncology Program. Dr. Patrice is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patrice 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. Alan Porter works as a radiation oncologist. Dr. Porter has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Porter trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Porter'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. Larry Silverman is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Bayfront Health Punta Gorda. Dr. Silverman 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 attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for his residency.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Dwight Fitch, who practices in Sarasota, FL, Bradenton, FL, and Venice, FL, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School and a graduate of Beaumont Hospitals' residency program. Dr. Fitch 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.

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

Dr. Tyler Hollen practices radiation oncology. Dr. Hollen accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Shands HealthCare. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health, Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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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.