We found 7 radiation oncologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold near Daytona Beach, FL.

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Dr Gerald H Sokol MD
Specializes in Clinical Pharmacology, Radiation Oncology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Diagnostic Radiology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
7651 Medical Center Drive
Hudson, FL

Dr. Gerald Sokol specializes in clinical pharmacology, radiation oncology, and adult oncology. His clinical interests encompass radiation therapy and skin cancer. On average, patients gave Dr. Sokol a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sokol honors. He attended Indiana University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, U.S. Public Health Service Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Dr. Sokol speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and BayCare Physician Partners.

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Clinical interests: Skin Cancer, Radiation Therapy

Dr Arthur J Matzkowitz MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
7651 Medical Center Drive
Hudson, FL

Dr. Arthur Matzkowitz's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Dr. Matzkowitz honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Albany Medical College and performed his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Matzkowitz is affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville, BayCare Physician Partners, and Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Average rating 4.25 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
303 N Clyde Morris Boulevard; Radiation Oncology Department
Daytona Beach, FL

Dr. Joyce Battle works as a radiation oncologist in Daytona Beach, FL. She graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Battle accepts.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
303 N Clyde Morris Boulevard
Daytona Beach, FL

Dr. Ronald Krochak is a radiation oncology specialist. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
303 N Clyde Morris Boulevard
Daytona Beach, FL

Dr. Charles Hechtman is a radiation oncologist. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
303 N Clyde Morris Boulevard
Daytona Beach, FL

Dr. Brad Factor practices radiation oncology. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. Dr. Factor is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1620 Mason Avenue; Suite E
Daytona Beach, FL

Dr. Michael Pirkowski is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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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