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About Dr. Kenneth Kaplan
Dr. Kenneth Kaplan, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Englewood, FL, with other offices in Sarasota, FL and Port Charlotte, FL . He has 35 years of experience. His specialties include Radiation Oncology, Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Internal Medicine. Dr. Kaplan is affiliated with Fawcett Memorial Hospital, Sarasota Memorial Hospital and Peace River Regional Medical Center. He speaks English.
Dr. Kenneth Kaplan has the following 4 specialties
- Radiation Oncology
A radiation oncologist is a physician who specializes in the use of nuclear medicine in diagnosing and treating cancer in a patient.
These doctors work in concert with other cancer specialists in order to determine the best form of treatment for a specific patient. Radiation oncologists are in charge of determining the correct dose of radiation to be used in treatments like radiotherapy and chemotherapy, as well as the appropriate amount of time that radiation should be administered in order to maximize the therapeutic benefits.
A radiologist is a physician who specializes in the use of medical imaging to diagnose and treat illnesses or injuries in patients.
The different types of medical imaging are X-ray, computed tomography (CT) scans, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound, and nuclear medicine.
Radiologists are experts in these different types of tests and can advise a primary care doctor on which test is most appropriate in a specific case. These doctors also assist primary care doctors in analyzing the images produced by these tests in order to determine next steps necessary for treatment.
- Nuclear Medicine
Nuclear medicine specialists are doctors who have extensive training in the use of nuclear substances, like radiation, to diagnose and treat certain illnesses.
These specialists perform diagnostic tests in which a small amount of a radioactive substance is injected into a vein, inhaled or taken orally by the patient. The radioactive substance then enables the nuclear medicine specialist to use a scanner to detect the radiation level in the part of the body being examined in order to create an image of it with a computer. The images tell the physician whether there are abnormal changes in metabolism which indicate whether a disease or injury is present. These tests are often used to detect cancer.
In addition to detecting cancer, substances like radioactive iodine can be either injected into the blood stream or taken orally to fight cancer and other diseases. After being ingested, the substance is absorbed by the thyroid gland and abnormal thyroid tissues are destroyed.
- Internal Medicine
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
- Breast Cancer
- Head and Neck Cancer
- Lung Cancer
- Metastatic Breast Cancer
- Radiation Oncology
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Dr. Kaplan is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Fawcett Memorial Hospital
Sarasota Memorial Hospital
Peace River Regional Medical Center
Engelwood Community Hospital
Charlotte Regional Medical Center
Bon Secours - Venice Hospital
Saint Joseph's Hospital
Doctors Hospital Of Sarasota
Venice Regional Medical Center
Northside Medical Center & Tod Childrens
Trumbull Memorial Hospital
35 Years Experience
University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine
Graduated in 1978
National Cancer Institute
Dr. Kenneth Kaplan accepts the following insurance providers.
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry FL Employer Group PPO
- First Health PPO
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