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

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

Dr. Carl Nelson's specialty is radiation oncology. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Nelson include spinal cord tumor, salivary gland cancer, and throat cancer. Dr. Nelson is in-network for POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nelson is affiliated with The University of Vermont Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Thomas Roland is a radiation oncologist in Burlington, VT, Berlin, VT, and Rutland, VT. His areas of expertise consist of lung cancer, gamma knife radiosurgery, and gastrointestinal cancer. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Vermont Medical Center. Before performing his residency at LDS Hospital, Dr. Roland attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school. He takes POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer

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

Dr. Richard Lovett is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Rutland, VT and Burlington, VT. Dr. Lovett obtained his medical school training at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and performed his residency at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology. He is an in-network provider for POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with The University of Vermont Medical Center.

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Ruth Heimann, MD, PHD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
160 Allen Street
Rutland, VT
 

Dr. Ruth Heimann's specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Heimann's areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and lung cancer. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Vermont Medical Center. Her training includes a residency program at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Heimann honors.

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

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

Dr. Deborah Rubin is a radiation oncology specialist in Burlington, VT, Berlin, VT, and Rutland, VT. Dr. Rubin's areas of clinical interest consist of soft tissue sarcoma, palliative care, and breast cancer. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Vermont Medical Center. She takes POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. After attending the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Dr. Rubin completed her residency training 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

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

Dr. Havaleh Gagne is a specialist in radiation oncology. Her clinical interests include spinal cord tumor, salivary gland cancer, and throat cancer. POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gagne takes. She attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine and then went on to complete 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. Dr. Gagne is professionally affiliated with The University of Vermont Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Daniel Fram is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Fram include bladder cancer, brachytherapy (seed implants), and gastrointestinal cancer. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fram takes. He is a graduate of the University of Vermont College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Fram trained at Madigan Army Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is professionally affiliated with The University of Vermont Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Harold Wallace, who practices in Burlington, VT, Berlin, VT, and Rutland, VT, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wallace include bladder cancer, leukemia, and spine tumor. Dr. Wallace takes POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Wallace is professionally affiliated with The University of Vermont Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Penile Cancer, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Leukemia, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Radiation Oncology
160 Allen Street
Rutland, VT
 

Dr. Jeffrey Young's area of specialization is radiation oncology. POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Young honors. Dr. Young studied medicine at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Young trained at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Young is affiliated with The University of Vermont Medical Center.

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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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