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We found 9 oncologists who accept Empire BlueCross BlueShield near Rutland, VT.

Dr. Harold James Wallace III, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
160 Allen Street
Rutland, VT
 

Dr. Harold Wallace is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, leukemia, and spine tumor. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Wallace attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school. POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wallace accepts.

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Penile Cancer, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Leukemia, Spine Tumor, Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Carl Julius Nelson, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
160 Allen Street
Rutland, VT
 

Dr. Carl Nelson works as a radiation oncologist in Burlington, VT, Berlin, VT, and Rutland, VT. Clinical interests for Dr. Nelson include spinal cord tumor, salivary gland cancer, and throat cancer. He honors POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. For his professional training, Dr. Nelson completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Thyroid Cancer, Urologic Cancer, Brain Cancer, Colon Problems, Oral Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ruth Heimann, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
160 Allen Street
Rutland, VT
 

Dr. Ruth Heimann works as a radiation oncologist. Her medical residency was performed at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Her areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and lung cancer. Dr. Heimann is an in-network provider for POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Pancreatic Cancer, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Small Intestine Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Arthur Roland, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
160 Allen Street
Rutland, VT
 

Dr. Thomas Roland's medical specialty is radiation oncology. He studied medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at LDS Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Roland include lung cancer, stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), and gastrointestinal cancer. He takes POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Head and Neck Cancer

Dr. Havaleh Marie Gagne, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
160 Allen Street
Rutland, VT
 

Dr. Havaleh Gagne specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Burlington, VT, Berlin, VT, and Rutland, VT. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gagne include spinal cord tumor, salivary gland cancer, and throat cancer. Dr. Gagne accepts several insurance carriers, including POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. After completing medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Cancer, Vaginal Cancer, Vulvar Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, Colon Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Deborah Zlata Rubin, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
160 Allen Street
Rutland, VT
 

Dr. Deborah Rubin is a specialist in radiation oncology. She works in Burlington, VT, Berlin, VT, and Rutland, VT. Dr. Rubin has a special interest in soft tissue sarcoma, palliative care, and breast cancer. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. After completing medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, she performed her residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Palliative Care, Lymphoma, Breast Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer

Dr. Daniel Kenneth Fram, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
160 Allen Street
Rutland, VT
 

Dr. Daniel Fram is a radiation oncologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Fram include bladder cancer, brachytherapy (seed implants), and gastrointestinal cancer. Dr. Fram is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Madigan Army Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Brachytherapy, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Richard Dana Lovett, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
160 Allen Street
Rutland, VT
 

Dr. Richard Lovett practices radiation oncology. He is in-network for POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Dr. Lovett attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
160 Allen Street
Rutland, VT
 

Dr. Jeffrey Young practices radiation oncology in Rutland, VT. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Young honors POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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What is Oncology?

An oncologist is a physician who is concerned with the treatment of tumors and cancers. Cancer is when cells in the human body grow in an abnormal or out-of-control way. The goal of oncology is to cure a patient’s cancer, or, if the cancer is incurable, to control the cancer and reduce the symptoms for as long as possible.

Oncologists have several roles in their interaction with patients. They diagnose cancer and determine what stage the cancer is in, or to what extent the cancer has grown. They explain the diagnosis and stage to the patient, and they recommend treatment and deliver care. During treatment, oncologists are responsible for maintaining quality of life for their patients by reducing pain and side effects from medications.

There are three main types of oncologists:
  • Medical Oncologists specialize in the use of medications, especially chemotherapy, to kill cancer cells. In some areas, the term “medical oncologist” refers to the oncologist who is overall in charge of making decisions about a patient’s treatment.
  • Surgical Oncologists specialize in surgical treatments for cancer, such as biopsies (where small tissue samples are taken and examined), or surgical removal of tumors and surrounding tissue.
  • Radiation Oncologists specialize in the use of radiation (a kind of high powered x-ray) to kill cancer.

The American Society of Clinical Oncology also recognizes the subspecialties of Gynecological Oncology, which focuses on cancers of the female reproductive tract, and Pediatric Oncology, which deals with cancers that are most common in childhood.

In the United States, nearly one-half of all men and one-third of all women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes. It is an unfortunately common disease that can sometimes be life-threatening. Oncologists provide care to millions of people facing that diagnosis every year.