We found 4 radiologists who accept United Healthcare Gold HMO near Vero Beach, FL.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1000 36th Street; Indian River Regional Cancer Center, Irmc
Vero Beach, FL
 

Dr. John Petersen is a radiation oncology specialist in Vero Beach, FL. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School, Dr. Petersen attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
1485 37th Street; Suite 107
Vero Beach, FL
 

Dr. Joanne Wernicki specializes in diagnostic radiology and practices in Vero Beach, FL. She attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Wernicki is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare HSA.

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Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
1850 37th Street
Vero Beach, FL
 

Dr. Ronald Cooper specializes in diagnostic radiology and practices in Vero Beach, FL. Dr. Cooper is in-network for United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1000 36th Street; Indian River Regional Cancer Center
Vero Beach, FL
 

Dr. Stuart Byer practices radiation oncology. Dr. Byer graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He 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.

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What is Radiology?

Radiologists are physicians who work with diagnostic imaging, such as x-rays and CT scans, or treatments that involve radiation. At first glance, these two fields may not seem related. However, many modern imaging techniques involve the use of radiation. There are also several different types of radiologist, including those that specialize in images and those that provide radiation treatment.

Diagnostic radiologists use medical imaging for diagnosing disease. Imaging procedures (such as x-rays, ultrasounds, and MRIs) use energy in the form of sound or radiation to create pictures of internal organs and structures.

Interventional radiologists use imaging for guiding certain minimally invasive medical procedures. A good example of this is the use of x-ray to guide catheters during angioplasty and the placement of stents in narrowed arteries.

Nuclear radiology involves the use of radioactive medication to diagnose or treat disease. Nuclear radiologists use medication that contains very small, safe amounts of radioactive material that can be detected by special machines. This allows them to gather information about how well the body is working. They can also use radioactive medications to treat certain illnesses, such as an overactive thyroid.

Radiation therapy or radiation oncology is the branch of radiology which uses radiation to treat cancer. The radiation is given at a higher dose, but it is very specifically targeted so that it only affects cancer cells.

Radiation, whether used in imaging or for treatment, is a powerful tool. Radiologists have the training and knowledge to use it safely.
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