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Dr. Gray Gray Bowen, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
901 Tamiami Trail S; Suite A1
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Gray Swor specializes in radiation oncology and diagnostic radiology and practices in Venice, FL and Sarasota, FL. Dr. Swor is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. Dr. Swor studied medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Swor completed Dr. Swor's residency training at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Swor is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. John E Sylvester, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
901 Tamiami Trail S; Suite A1
Venice, FL
 

Dr. John Sylvester is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. He attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Sylvester is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Dr. Alan Harry Porter, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
901 Tamiami Tr., S.
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Alan Porter works as a radiation oncologist in Englewood, FL, Sarasota, FL, and Venice, FL. Dr. Porter's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Porter's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Dr. David J Rice, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
959 Venice Avenue, E.
Venice, FL
 

Dr. David Rice's specialty is radiation oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. Dr. Rice is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He 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.

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Dr. Stephen J Patrice, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
901 Tamiami Trail S; Suite A1
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Patrice is a radiation oncologist. After attending Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Harvard University. Dr. Patrice honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Dr. Larry N Silverman, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
901 Tamiami Trail S; Suite A1
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Larry Silverman, who practices in Sarasota, FL, Venice, FL, and Fort Myers, FL, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. Dr. Silverman honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Silverman's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).

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Dr. Dwight L Fitch, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
959 Venice Avenue, E.
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Dwight Fitch specializes in radiation oncology. Dr. Fitch is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at Beaumont Hospitals. 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.

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Dr. Mary Koshy, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
901 Tamiami Trail S; Suite A1
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Mary Koshy is a specialist in radiation oncology. She works in Bradenton, FL and Venice, FL. She is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. Dr. Koshy's education and training includes medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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What is Oncology?

An oncologist is a physician who is concerned with the treatment of tumors and cancers. Cancer is when cells in the human body grow in an abnormal or out-of-control way. The goal of oncology is to cure a patient’s cancer, or, if the cancer is incurable, to control the cancer and reduce the symptoms for as long as possible.

Oncologists have several roles in their interaction with patients. They diagnose cancer and determine what stage the cancer is in, or to what extent the cancer has grown. They explain the diagnosis and stage to the patient, and they recommend treatment and deliver care. During treatment, oncologists are responsible for maintaining quality of life for their patients by reducing pain and side effects from medications.

There are three main types of oncologists:
  • Medical Oncologists specialize in the use of medications, especially chemotherapy, to kill cancer cells. In some areas, the term “medical oncologist” refers to the oncologist who is overall in charge of making decisions about a patient’s treatment.
  • Surgical Oncologists specialize in surgical treatments for cancer, such as biopsies (where small tissue samples are taken and examined), or surgical removal of tumors and surrounding tissue.
  • Radiation Oncologists specialize in the use of radiation (a kind of high powered x-ray) to kill cancer.

The American Society of Clinical Oncology also recognizes the subspecialties of Gynecological Oncology, which focuses on cancers of the female reproductive tract, and Pediatric Oncology, which deals with cancers that are most common in childhood.

In the United States, nearly one-half of all men and one-third of all women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes. It is an unfortunately common disease that can sometimes be life-threatening. Oncologists provide care to millions of people facing that diagnosis every year.
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