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We found 10 radiation oncologists who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Smithtown, NY.

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Dr. Edward Scott Valentine, MBA, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Stony Brook Univ. Medical Center; Level 2
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Edward Valentine is a radiation oncology specialist. He attended New York Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Boston Medical Center and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Valentine include rectal cancer, lung cancer, and stereotactic radiosurgery. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Valentine has received the distinction of "Best Practice" with regard to Consult Notes - JCAHO Inspection - Southside Hospital - Bay Shore, NY. Dr. Valentine (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. He is affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Maged Mofied Ghaly, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
989 Jericho Turnpike
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Maged Ghaly, who practices in Smithtown, NY and New Hyde Park, NY, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Patient ratings for Dr. Ghaly average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ghaly's professional affiliations include North Shore University Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital, and St. Catherine of Siena Hospital. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ghaly takes. He has an open panel. Dr. Ghaly studied medicine at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. He is conversant in Arabic.

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Dr. Richard Thomas Byrnes, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
989 Jericho Turnpike
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Richard Byrnes' specialty is radiation oncology. His professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital, St. Catherine of Siena Hospital, and Glen Cove Hospital. Dr. Byrnes studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1324 Motor Parkway; A Division of Integrated Medical
Hauppauge, NY
 

Dr. Shawn Zimberg specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Plainview, NY, New Hyde Park, NY, and North Hills, NY. Patient ratings for Dr. Zimberg average 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School and a graduate of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center's residency program. Dr. Zimberg is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital, Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center (Suffern, NY), and St. Francis Hospital.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
University Hospital L2
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Tae Park is a specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Park takes Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He attended medical school at Kyungpook National University School of Medicine. Dr. Park (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Korean, and Spanish. He is affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1324 Motor Parkway; A Division of Imp
Hauppauge, NY
 

Dr. Raman Kaul is a specialist in radiation oncology. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kaul takes. Before performing her residency at Buffalo General Hospital and Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Dr. Kaul attended Maulana Azad Medical College for medical school. Dr. Kaul (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. She is affiliated with Westchester Medical Center and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York.

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Dr. Ezriel Diamond, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1324 Motor Parkway; A Division of Integrated
Hauppauge, NY
 

Dr. Ezriel Diamond is a radiation oncologist. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Diamond's residency was performed at Bellevue Hospital Center. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1324 Motor Parkway
Islandia, NY
 

Dr. Jigna Jhaveri is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. In addition to English, Dr. Jhaveri (or staff) speaks Spanish, Italian, and Gujarati. She graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Elderplan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jhaveri accepts.

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Dr. Heather D Zinkin, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
989 Jericho Turnpike
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Heather Zinkin is a radiation oncology specialist. She is professionally affiliated with North Shore University Hospital, Huntington Hospital, and Glen Cove Hospital. She graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Zinkin is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Zinkin is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
989 Jericho Turnpike
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. David Benninghoff is a specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Benninghoff (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Korean, German, and French. He is affiliated with St. Catherine of Siena Hospital. Dr. Benninghoff is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Benninghoff is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Vytra, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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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.