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

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

Dr. Maged Ghaly's medical specialty is radiation oncology. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Ghaly takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He graduated from Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. He speaks Arabic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include North Shore University Hospital (NSUH), Lenox Hill Hospital, and Northwell Health Neuroscience Institute. Dr. Ghaly is accepting new patients.

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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 in Stony Brook, NY. His areas of expertise include the following: rectal cancer, lung cancer, and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Valentine takes. Dr. Valentine attended New York Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Boston Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks French. He is affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital.

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

Dr. Heather Zinkin works as a radiation oncologist. Dr. Zinkin honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. She studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with North Shore University Hospital (NSUH), Huntington Hospital, and Northwell Health Cancer Institute. She has an open panel.

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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 is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Elderplan, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jhaveri 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. Richard Thomas Byrnes, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
989 Jericho Turnpike
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Richard Byrnes' specialty is radiation oncology. He honors Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Byrnes's professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital, St. Catherine of Siena Hospital, and Northwell Health Cancer Institute. He welcomes 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 is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital, Syosset Hospital, and Plainview Hospital. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Zimberg has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Zimberg honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
University Hospital L2
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Tae Park's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Dr. Park studied medicine at Kyungpook National University School of Medicine. He is in-network for Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Park (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Korean, and Spanish. Dr. Park 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, who practices in West Nyack, NY, Hartsdale, NY, and Bronx, NY, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. She attended medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College. Her training includes residency programs at Buffalo General Hospital and Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Dr. Kaul takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Kaul (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Kaul is professionally affiliated with Westchester Medical Center and The Mount Sinai Hospital (New York, NY).

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

Dr. Ezriel Diamond specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Plainview, NY, North Hills, NY, and Hauppauge, NY. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Diamond attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Bellevue Hospital Center for residency. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital, Plainview Hospital, and The Mount Sinai Hospital (New York, NY).

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
989 Jericho Turnpike
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. David Benninghoff specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Smithtown, NY. Vytra, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Benninghoff honors. Dr. Benninghoff graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Benninghoff (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Korean, German, and French. Dr. Benninghoff is affiliated with St. Catherine of Siena Hospital.

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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.
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