We found 10 radiation oncologists who accept Empire BlueCross BlueShield near Rutland, VT.

Thomas A Roland MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
160 Allen Street
Rutland, VT

Dr. Thomas Roland specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Burlington, VT, Berlin, VT, and Rutland, VT. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Roland include stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), lung cancer, and gastrointestinal cancer. He honors several insurance carriers, including POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and residency at LDS Hospital. Dr. Roland is affiliated with The University of Vermont Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Head and Neck Cancer

Harold James Wallace MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
160 Allen Street
Rutland, VT

Dr. Harold Wallace is a specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Wallace is a graduate of the University of Vermont College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Wallace completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wallace include bladder cancer, leukemia, and spine tumor. He is in-network for POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wallace is professionally affiliated with The University of Vermont Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Penile Cancer, Genitourinary Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Leukemia, Spine Tumor, Cancer, S ... (Read more)

Daniel Kenneth Fram MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
160 Allen Street
Rutland, VT

Dr. Daniel Fram is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. Dr. Fram is especially interested in bladder cancer, brachytherapy (seed implants), and gastrointestinal cancer. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Vermont Medical Center. He attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Dr. Fram's medical residency was performed at Madigan Army Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and POMCO.

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Brachytherapy, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Prostate Cancer

Richard Dana Lovett MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
160 Allen Street
Rutland, VT

Dr. Richard Lovett is a radiation oncologist in Rutland, VT and Burlington, VT. He is in-network for POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology for residency. Dr. Lovett is affiliated with The University of Vermont Medical Center.

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Ruth  Heimann MD PHD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
160 Allen Street
Rutland, VT

Dr. Ruth Heimann is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Heimann include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and lung cancer. She is affiliated with The University of Vermont Medical Center. She takes POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. For her residency, Dr. Heimann trained at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

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Clinical interests: Anal Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Small Intestine ... (Read more)

Deborah Zlata Rubin MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
160 Allen Street
Rutland, VT

Dr. Deborah Rubin is a specialist in radiation oncology. Before completing her residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Dr. Rubin attended medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise consist of soft tissue sarcoma, palliative care, and breast cancer. She takes several insurance carriers, including POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Vermont Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Palliative Care, Lymphoma, Breast Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer

Havaleh M Gagne MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
160 Allen Street
Rutland, VT

Dr. Havaleh Gagne is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Her areas of expertise include spinal cord tumor, salivary gland cancer, and throat cancer. She is in-network for POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gagne is a graduate of the University of Vermont College of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University for residency. She is affiliated with The University of Vermont Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Cancer, Vaginal Cancer, Vulvar Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, Oral Cancer, Sali ... (Read more)

Carl J Nelson MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
160 Allen Street
Rutland, VT

Dr. Carl Nelson, who practices in Burlington, VT, Berlin, VT, and Rutland, VT, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Nelson include spinal cord tumor, salivary gland cancer, and throat cancer. He accepts POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Vermont Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Cancer, Brain Cancer, Oral Cancer, Salivary Gland Cancer, Throat Cancer, Spinal Cancer, Spin ... (Read more)

Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Average rating 3.75 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
160 Allen Street
Rutland, VT

Dr. Jeffrey Young practices radiation oncology. Dr. Young is professionally affiliated with The University of Vermont Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Dr Nataniel Hernan LesterColl MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
160 Allen Street
Rutland, VT

Dr. Nataniel Lester-Coll's specialty is radiation oncology. He completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Lester-Coll is an in-network provider for POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Vermont Medical Center.

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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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