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Craig Randall Miercort M.D.
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
average rating 4.75 stars (6 ratings)
6600 66th Street N
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Craig Miercort is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. He is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Miercort takes. After attending the University of Nevada School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and BayCare Physician Partners.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 130
  • Charge (avg.): $687 - $1,523
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $224 - $393
Frank P. Franzese M.D.
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
average rating 4.91 stars (28 ratings)
1201 5th Avenue N; Suite 130
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Frank Franzese's medical specialty is radiation oncology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Franzese at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and St. Petersburg General Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Franzese trained at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU) for his residency.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 221
  • Charge (avg.): $687 - $50,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $128 - $1,230
Robert J. Miller M.D.
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
average rating 5 stars (6 ratings)
6600 66th Street N
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Robert Miller is a Pinellas Park, FL physician who specializes in radiation oncology. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Miller attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Miller is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and BayCare Physician Partners.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 169
  • Charge (avg.): $604 - $1,505
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $151 - $393
Debra E. Freeman MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Radiation Oncology
average rating 4.75 stars (6 ratings)
6600 66th Street N
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Debra Freeman specializes in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and radiation oncology. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Freeman honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She attended the University of Florida College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Shands HealthCare. She is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and BayCare Health System.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 114
  • Charge (avg.): $687 - $50,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $76 - $1,230
Ketan A. Kapadia M.D.
Specializes in Urology
average rating 3.43 stars (8 ratings)
5747 38th Avenue N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Ketan Kapadia specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Kapadia attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and Stanford University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Areas of expertise for Dr. Kapadia include herpes, brachytherapy (seed implants), and biofeedback. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kapadia (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Greek. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , brachytherapy (seed implants)

All Interests: Incontinence, Circumcision, Herpes, Brachytherapy, Biofeedback, Vasectomy, Sexually Transmitted ... (Read more)

Shaw W. Zhou M.D.
Specializes in Urology
average rating 3.12 stars (2 ratings)
5747 38th Avenue N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Shaw Zhou's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Zhou's areas of expertise include herpes, brachytherapy (seed implants), and laparoscopic colon surgery. He accepts 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 Fudan University, Shanghai Medical College, he performed his residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Zhou (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Chinese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northside Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , brachytherapy (seed implants)

All Interests: Circumcision, Herpes, Laparoscopic Colon Surgery, Brachytherapy, Vasectomy, Vasectomy Reversal, ... (Read more)

Sean P. Heron M.D.
Specializes in Urology
average rating 3.46 stars (9 ratings)
5747 38th Avenue N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Sean Heron is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Heron average 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: herpes, bladder infection, and male infertility. Dr. Heron's professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Dr. Heron 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. After attending Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University.

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Relevant Interests: , brachytherapy (seed implants)

All Interests: Circumcision, Herpes, Surgical Procedures, Male Infertility, Brachytherapy, Urinary Incontinence, ... (Read more)

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What is Radiation Therapy?

Radiation therapy, or radiotherapy, uses high energy rays to treat tumors or cancer. Radiation damages the DNA of cancer cells, killing them or making it impossible for them to divide and for cancer to spread. Radiation therapy can be used alone or in combination with surgery or other treatments, such as chemotherapy. It is an option for tumors that cannot be easily accessed surgically, such as those at the base of the skull, and it can be used following surgical cancer treatment to remove remaining cancerous tissue and prevent recurrence of cancer. Sometimes radiation therapy is used as a palliative treatment to shrink tumors. Rather than cure your condition, palliative treatments treat symptoms, such as pain caused by spinal tumors and problems with eating or drinking caused by esophageal tumors.

The type of therapy you receive will depend on the size, type, and location of your tumor or cancer, as well as the sensitivity of the surrounding healthy tissue, your age, and your medical history. Radiation treatment may be delivered in two ways:

  • Internally, meaning radioactive material is placed inside of your body. Brachytherapy is a commonly used method of internal radiation therapy. Using catheters or needles, radioactive seeds or pellets are placed inside the body, and over the course of several weeks or a few months, the seeds will deliver radiation. Permanent brachytherapy leaves the seeds in your body permanently without causing side effects while temporary brachytherapy removes them after a treatment session.
  • Externally, using a machine that aims radiation beams outside of your body. External radiation therapy is also known as external beam radiation therapy (EBRT). There are several types of EBRT, which differ in intensity and type of beams used. EBRT can be done before surgery (preoperatively), during surgery (intraoperatively), or after surgery (post-operatively).

Before you undergo radiation therapy, a team of medical professionals, including a radiation oncologist, will work with you to determine a treatment plan. This will involve mapping the area around the tumor or cancer, determining proper positioning for treatment delivery, and determining dosage. Treatment delivery will occur in sessions over the course of several weeks or months, depending on the type and size of cancer and its location in the body, among other factors.

Although radiation therapy aims to target only cancerous cells, damage to normal healthy cells may occur. You might experience side effects from radiation during treatment or in the months and years following it. They are dependent on the areas treated and may include fatigue, nausea, vomiting, skin irritation, hair loss, memory loss, and infertility. Your oncologist will take into account the amount of radiation that different areas of your body can receive safely while determining your treatment plan.

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