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We found 7 radiation oncologists who accept Coventry Carelink near Winter Park, FL.

Dr. Michael Edward Montejo, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2501 N Orange Avenue; Suite 181
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Michael Montejo is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center. Dr. Montejo graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. He is in-network 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
483 N Semoran Boulevard; Suite 107
Winter Park, FL
 

Dr. Kelly Lafave is a radiation oncologist. She attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lafave honors.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1812 N Mills Avenue
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Aamir Hussain is a radiation oncology specialist. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Hussain is a graduate of Mayo Medical School. Dr. Hussain (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1561 W Fairbanks Avenue; Suite 100
Winter Park, FL
 

Dr. Jamie Cesaretti'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. Dr. Cesaretti studied medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Cesaretti (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Sign Language, and Korean. He is professionally affiliated with Bay Pines VA Healthcare System.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2501 N Orange Avenue; Suite 182
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Kunal Saigal's medical specialty is radiation oncology. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Saigal takes. Dr. Saigal studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Dr. Alan Robert Forbes, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1561 W Fairbanks Avenue; Suite 100
Winter Park, FL
 

Dr. Alan Forbes' specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Forbes honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2501 N Orange Avenue; Suite 182
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Mark Harvey's medical specialty is radiation oncology. He studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Harvey honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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.