We found 9 radiation oncologists who accept Aetna Silver HMO near Sarasota, FL.

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Dr. Gray Gray Bowen, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3210 Fruitville Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Gray Swor specializes in radiation oncology. Dr. Swor accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Swor is a graduate of Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Swor's residency was performed at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Swor is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Dr. John E Sylvester, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
8946 77th Terrace E
Lakewood Ranch, FL
 

Dr. John Sylvester is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. 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. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Sylvester is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Dr. Alan Harry Porter, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3663 Bee Ridge Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Alan Porter's specialty is radiation oncology. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Porter is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. 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. He attended the University of Florida College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center.

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Dr. Tyler Rowland Hollen, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3210 Fruitville Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Tyler Hollen is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Shands HealthCare, Dr. Hollen attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Dr. Larry N Silverman, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3210 Fruitville Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Larry Silverman works as a radiation oncologist in Sarasota, FL, Venice, FL, and Fort Myers, FL. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. Dr. Silverman 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. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Silverman completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).

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Dr. Stephen J Patrice, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3210 Fruitville Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Patrice's specialty is radiation oncology. He is in-network 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 Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard University. Dr. Patrice is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Dr. Dwight L Fitch, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3210 Fruitville Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Dwight Fitch is a radiation oncology specialist in Sarasota, FL, Port Charlotte, FL, and Fort Myers, FL. Dr. Fitch graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at Beaumont Hospitals. 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. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3210 Fruitville Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Graciela Garton practices radiation oncology. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine and residency at Mayo Clinic and St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx. Dr. Garton is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry Carelink, and more.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3663 Bee Ridge Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Kenneth Kaplan's medical specialty is radiation oncology. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Kaplan accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare 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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