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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 specializes in radiation oncology. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, Dr. Valentine performed his residency at Boston Medical Center and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. His areas of expertise include the following: rectal cancer, lung cancer, and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). He is in-network for 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 Spanish and French. He is affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. Dr. Ghaly has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He graduated from Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. He is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Ghaly's hospital/clinic affiliations include North Shore University Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital, and St. Catherine of Siena Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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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 hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital, St. Catherine of Siena Hospital, and Glen Cove Hospital. Dr. Byrnes accepts Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Shawn Zimberg sees patients in Plainview, NY, New Hyde Park, NY, and North Hills, NY. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital, Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center (Suffern, NY), and St. Francis Hospital. Dr. Zimberg is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Healthfirst. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
University Hospital L2
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Tae Park, who practices in Stony Brook, NY and Northport, NY, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Park (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Korean, and Spanish. He is affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center. Dr. Park attended medical school at Kyungpook National University School of Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield.

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

Dr. Raman Kaul practices radiation oncology in West Nyack, NY, Hartsdale, NY, and Bronx, NY. She accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Maulana Azad Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Buffalo General Hospital and Roswell Park Cancer Institute. In addition to English, Dr. Kaul (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include 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 works as a radiation oncologist in Plainview, NY, North Hills, NY, and Hauppauge, NY. His education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at Bellevue Hospital Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Diamond honors. He is professionally 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. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Elderplan, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Jhaveri (or staff) speaks Spanish, Italian, and Gujarati.

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

Dr. Heather Zinkin is a radiation oncologist. She is professionally affiliated with North Shore University Hospital, Huntington Hospital, and Glen Cove Hospital. Dr. Zinkin takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. She has an open panel. She attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
989 Jericho Turnpike
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. David Benninghoff is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Smithtown, NY. Dr. Benninghoff (or staff) speaks Korean, German, and French. He is professionally affiliated with St. Catherine of Siena Hospital. Dr. Benninghoff studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He is an in-network provider 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.