We found 6 radiation oncologists who accept Cigna FocusIn Flex Silver 4000 near Fort Worth, TX.

Dr. Jerry Lee Barker Jr., MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Radiation Oncology
1300 West Terrell Avenue; Plaza Level
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Jerry Barker is a hospice and palliative medicine specialist and radiation oncologist in Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Barker obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He is especially interested in lung cancer, breast cancer, and head and neck cancer. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Barker has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford.

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Clinical interests: Lung Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Kathleen Louise Shide, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1450 8th Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Kathleen Shide's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shide include lung cancer, breast cancer, and gastrointestinal cancer. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Shide completed her residency training at Mayo Clinic. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Breast Cancer

Dr. Clinton Sangkyu Park, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1450 8th Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Clinton Park is a radiation oncology specialist. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Park attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Park's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Resources, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Oncology.

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Dr. Gary Stephen Young, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
800 West Magnolia Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Gary Young is a specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Young honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Oral Roberts University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He is affiliated with Weatherford Regional Medical Center and Texas Health Huguley Hospital. Dr. Young welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
800 W Magnolia Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Cavey specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Fort Worth, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Resources. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Cavey takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1300 West Terrell Avenue; Plaza Level
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Karen Nielson is a Fort Worth, TX physician who specializes in radiation oncology. She is affiliated with Cook Children's. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Nielson is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine.

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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.