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

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Dr. Parag Rohit Sanghvi, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2466 1st Avenue; Suite B
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Parag Sanghvi is a radiation oncologist in San Diego, CA and La Jolla, CA. Dr. Sanghvi (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. He is especially interested in radiation therapy. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Health. He obtained his medical school training at Medical College of Georgia and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Sanghvi has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Donald Blake Fuller, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
2466 First Avenue; Suite B
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Donald Fuller specializes in radiation oncology and practices in San Diego, CA and Escondido, CA. On average, patients gave Dr. Fuller a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass radiation therapy. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Fuller's residency was performed at LDS Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Huan B Giap, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2466 1st Avenue; Suite B
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Huan Giap is a radiation oncologist in San Diego, CA. His clinical interests encompass stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). He is affiliated with Scripps Green Hospital. Dr. Giap accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Giap attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His training includes a residency program at Loma Linda University Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy, Stereotactic Radiosurgery

Dr. Damon E Smith, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
2466 1st Avenue; Suite B
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Damon Smith is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in San Diego, CA and Escondido, CA. His clinical interests encompass radiation therapy. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith takes. Dr. Smith graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Smith's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Reza Shirazi, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
2466 1st Avenue; Suite B
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Reza Shirazi works as a radiation oncologist in San Diego, CA and Escondido, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Persian. In his practice, Dr. Shirazi focuses on radiation therapy. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. He studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Shirazi is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Tahir Ijaz, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
2466 First Avenue; Suite B
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Tahir Ijaz is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Ijaz has a special interest in radiation therapy. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Manitoba. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Ijaz's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Andrew Sharabi, MD, PhD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
200 W Arbor Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Sharabi is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sharabi accepts. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
2466 1st Avenue; Suite B
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Yonina Tova is a San Diego, CA physician who specializes in radiation oncology. Dr. Tova is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine. She takes Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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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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