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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's medical specialty is radiation oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Valentine include rectal cancer, lung cancer, and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). Dr. Valentine is affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant. Dr. Valentine has an open panel. After attending New York Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Boston Medical Center and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: "Best Practice" with regard to Consult Notes - JCAHO Inspection - Southside Hospital - Bay Shore, NY. Dr. Valentine (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French.

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

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

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

Dr. Maged Ghaly is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Ghaly studied medicine at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Ghaly is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ghaly is conversant in Arabic. His professional affiliations include North Shore University Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital, and St. Catherine of Siena Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Shawn Zimberg's medical specialty is radiation oncology. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital, Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center (Suffern, NY), and St. Francis Hospital. Dr. Zimberg is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Healthfirst. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. He trained at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center for his residency.

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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 is an in-network provider for Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Kyungpook National University School of Medicine. Dr. Park (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Korean, and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center.

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

Dr. Heather Zinkin's specialty is radiation oncology. She is professionally affiliated with North Shore University Hospital, Huntington Hospital, and Glen Cove Hospital. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zinkin accepts. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Zinkin attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Raman Kaul's medical specialty is radiation oncology. She takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kaul attended medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College. Her medical residency was performed at Buffalo General Hospital and Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Dr. Kaul (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Westchester Medical Center and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1324 Motor Parkway
Islandia, NY
 

Dr. Jigna Jhaveri works as a radiation oncologist in Hauppauge, NY, North Hills, NY, and Plainveiw, NY. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Elderplan, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Jhaveri studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Jhaveri (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Italian, and Gujarati.

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

Dr. Ezriel Diamond practices radiation oncology in Plainview, NY, North Hills, NY, and Hauppauge, NY. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Coventry, and more. Before completing his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center, Dr. Diamond attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York.

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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. In addition to English, Dr. Benninghoff (or staff) speaks Korean, German, and French. He is 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 Vytra, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.