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We found 9 radiation 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 specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Burlington, VT, Berlin, VT, and Rutland, VT. He attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Dr. Wallace trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Wallace include bladder cancer, leukemia, and spine tumor. POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wallace honors.

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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 is a specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Nelson's areas of expertise include spinal cord tumor, salivary gland cancer, and throat cancer. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He accepts POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more.

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

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

Dr. Thomas Roland is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. Dr. Roland's areas of clinical interest consist of lung cancer, stereotactic radiosurgery, and gastrointestinal cancer. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at LDS Hospital. He accepts 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. Ruth Heimann, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
160 Allen Street
Rutland, VT
 

Dr. Ruth Heimann practices radiation oncology. Her medical residency was performed at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. These areas are among Dr. Heimann's clinical interests: esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and lung cancer. She 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. Deborah Zlata Rubin, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
160 Allen Street
Rutland, VT
 

Dr. Deborah Rubin practices radiation oncology. Her areas of expertise include soft tissue sarcoma, palliative care, and breast cancer. Before performing her residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Dr. Rubin attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. She honors several insurance carriers, including POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield.

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

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

Dr. Richard Lovett's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Before completing his residency at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Dr. Lovett attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Dr. Lovett takes POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more.

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

Dr. Havaleh Gagne is a radiation oncologist. Dr. Gagne's areas of expertise include the following: spinal cord tumor, salivary gland cancer, and throat cancer. After attending the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. She is an in-network provider for POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more.

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

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

Dr. Daniel Fram practices radiation oncology in Burlington, VT, Montpelier, VT, and Berlin, VT. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and residency at Madigan Army Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, brachytherapy (seed implants), and gastrointestinal cancer. Dr. Fram is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and POMCO.

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

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
160 Allen Street
Rutland, VT
 

Dr. Jeffrey Young is a radiation oncology specialist. POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Young honors. Before performing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Young attended the University of Kentucky College of Medicine for medical school.

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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.