We found 7 radiation oncologists who accept Humana Open Access near Fort Myers, FL.

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Dr. Michael Joseph Katin, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Diagnostic Radiology
8931 Colonial Center Drive; Suite 100
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Michael Katin works as a radiation oncologist and diagnostic radiologist in Fort Myers, FL, Naples, FL, and Port Charlotte, FL. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health. Before completing his residency at Lankenau Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Katin attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Katin accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Lee County Unit, American Cancer; Society President; and Charlotte County Unit, American Cancer. Dr. Katin welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Daniel E Dosoretz, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2234 Colonial Boulevard
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Dosoretz is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. He is a graduate of the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Dosoretz trained at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Dosoretz honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health. Dr. Dosoretz is open to new patients.

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Dr. David J Rice, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2234 Colonial Boulevard
Ft. Myers, FL
 

Dr. David Rice is a radiation oncologist. Dr. Rice obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Dr. Larry N Silverman, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
5280 Summerlin Commons Way
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Larry Silverman's specialty is radiation oncology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Silverman attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Silverman accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Dr. Dwight L Fitch, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
5280 Summerlin Commons Way; Suite 802
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Dwight Fitch practices radiation oncology in Sarasota, FL, Port Charlotte, FL, and Fort Myers, FL. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Fitch performed his residency at Beaumont Hospitals. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Dr. James H Rubenstein, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2270 Colonial Boulevard
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. James Rubenstein, who practices in Cape Coral, FL, Arcadia, FL, and Fort Myers, FL, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Rubenstein is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. 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
3680 Broadway
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Alan Brown's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Dr. Brown is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at the University of Michigan 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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