We found 5 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 works as a hospice and palliative medicine specialist and radiation oncologist. His clinical interests include 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 attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Barker's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Fort Worth, and Texas Health Hurst-Euless-Bedford (HEB).

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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 is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Fort Worth, TX and Dallas, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Resources, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Oncology. Dr. Park is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Park completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

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

Dr. Kathleen Shide is a radiation oncologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Shide include lung cancer, breast cancer, and gastrointestinal cancer. Dr. Shide honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. Her professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Fort Worth, and Texas Health Hurst-Euless-Bedford (HEB).

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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 specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Fort Worth, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Fort Worth. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cavey honors. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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

Dr. Karen Nielson is a specialist in radiation oncology. She works in Fort Worth, TX. She is professionally affiliated with Cook Children's. Dr. Nielson is a graduate of 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 accepts.

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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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