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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, who practices in Fort Worth, TX, is a medical specialist in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and radiation oncology. Dr. Barker's areas of clinical interest consist of lung cancer, breast cancer, and head and neck cancer. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His training includes residency programs at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Barker has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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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, who practices in Fort Worth, TX, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Shide studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. These areas are among her clinical interests: lung cancer, breast cancer, and gastrointestinal cancer. Dr. Shide is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Her professional 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: Gastrointestinal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Breast Cancer

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

Dr. Clinton Park's specialty is radiation oncology. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. Dr. Park's professional 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 sees patients in Weatherford, TX, Burleson, TX, and Fort Worth, TX. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Young accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He obtained his medical school training at Oral Roberts University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. His professional affiliations include Weatherford Regional Medical Center and Texas Health Huguley Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Matthew Lee Cavey, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
800 W Magnolia Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Cavey's area of specialization is radiation oncology. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Cavey accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Resources.

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

Dr. Karen Nielson's area of specialization is radiation oncology. She is affiliated with Cook Children's. She attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nielson takes.

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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.