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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. 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
901 Tamiami Trail S; Suite A1
Venice, 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
901 Tamiami Tr., S.
Venice, 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. David J Rice, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
959 Venice Avenue, E.
Venice, FL
 

Dr. David Rice's specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Rice is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Rice's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan.

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

Dr. Mary Koshy practices radiation oncology in Bradenton, FL and Venice, FL. She is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. She is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Koshy's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. She accepts 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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