We found 8 radiation oncologists who accept Blue Shield of California HMO near Burbank, CA.

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Rakesh R. Patel M.D.
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
15400 National Avenue; Suite 100
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Rakesh Patel practices radiation oncology. His education and training includes medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. In his practice, Dr. Patel focuses on radiation therapy and prostate cancer. He accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital, Eden Medical Center, and St. Rose Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy, Cancer, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Bahram Varjavand M.D.
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Interventional Neuroradiology, Radiological Physics, Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology, Nuclear Radiology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
105 North Bascom Avenue; Suite 104
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Bahram Varjavand is a radiation oncology, interventional neuroradiology, and vascular & interventional radiology specialist. In Dr. Varjavand's practice, he is particularly interested in neuroradiology and neurological disorders. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Davis Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Varjavand's practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Varjavand attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He is conversant in Persian.

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Clinical interests: Neuroradiology, Neurological Disorders

Gordon W. Wong M.D.
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
15400 National Avenue; Suite 100
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Gordon Wong is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. Dr. Wong is affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital. He accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics' residency program.

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Dr. Morteza Dowlatshahi M.D.
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
average rating 3 stars (1 rating)
200 Jose Figueres Avenue; Suite 199
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Morteza Dowlatshahi sees patients in San Jose, CA. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Dowlatshahi graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan. He is professionally affiliated with Regional Medical Center of San Jose.

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Reza Malek MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Interventional Neuroradiology, Other, Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
105 North Bascom Avenue; Suite 104
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Reza Malek works as a radiation oncologist, interventional neuroradiologist, and interventional radiologist in San Jose, CA. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Wilmington Hospital and Medical Center of Delaware, Newark. Dr. Malek is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Malek (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Persian. His professional affiliations include Washington Hospital Healthcare System, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Regional Medical Center of San Jose.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
200 Jose Figueres Avenue; #199
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Ly Do's area of specialization is radiation oncology. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and more. Dr. Do attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Do (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2105 Forest Avenue
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Gregory Colburn's specialty is radiation oncology. He is professionally affiliated with VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). Dr. Colburn studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2105 Forest Avenue
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Constance Bowie is a radiation oncology specialist in San Jose, CA. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Mayo 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.
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