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

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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 practices hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and radiation oncology in Fort Worth, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Barker include lung cancer, breast cancer, and head and neck cancer. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before completing his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Barker attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Barker is affiliated with 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. Clinton Sangkyu Park, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1450 8th Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Clinton Park's area of specialization is radiation oncology. He is affiliated with Texas Health Resources, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Oncology. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Park attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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

Dr. Gary Young specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Weatherford, TX, Burleson, TX, and Fort Worth, TX. He attended Oral Roberts University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Young's professional affiliations include Weatherford Regional Medical Center and Texas Health Huguley Hospital. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Kathleen Shide works as a radiation oncologist in Fort Worth, TX. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and a graduate of Mayo Clinic's residency program. These areas are among Dr. Shide's clinical interests: lung cancer, breast cancer, and gastrointestinal cancer. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She is professionally affiliated with 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

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

Dr. Matthew Cavey sees patients in Fort Worth, TX. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Cavey is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Resources.

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

Dr. Karen Nielson is a radiation oncology specialist in Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Nielson takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Cook Children's.

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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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