We found 10 oncologists who accept Catastrophic Compass 6850 near Venice, FL.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Gray Swor is a radiation oncologist in Venice, FL and Sarasota, FL. Dr. Swor takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Eastern Virginia Medical School, Dr. Swor completed Dr. Swor's residency training 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 is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Sarasota, FL and Venice, FL. Dr. Kaplan is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kaplan completed a residency program at Letterman Army Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. David Rice works as a radiation oncologist in Port Charlotte, FL, Punta Gorda, FL, and Venice, FL. His professional affiliations include Venice Regional Bayfront Health, Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. Dr. Rice honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Rice attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. John Sylvester specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Venice, FL and Lakewood Ranch, FL. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sylvester accepts. He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Mary Koshy is a radiation oncology specialist. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Koshy is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Patrice is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. His professional affiliations include 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, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Patrice studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He trained at Harvard Radiation Oncology Program for residency.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Alan Porter works as a radiation oncologist in Port Charlotte, FL, Venice, FL, and Sarasota, FL. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. He attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Porter trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for his residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Porter is 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Porter accepts.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Larry Silverman is a radiation oncology specialist. His professional affiliations include Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Bayfront Health Punta Gorda. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Silverman honors.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Dwight Fitch is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. His professional affiliations include Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fitch accepts. Before completing his residency at Beaumont Hospitals, Dr. Fitch attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Tyler Hollen's specialty is radiation oncology. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine and a graduate of Shands HealthCare's residency program. Dr. Hollen's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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.