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Dr. Shane E Cotter has the following 1 specialty
- 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.
Dr. Shane E Cotter has the following 5 expertise
- Radiation Therapy
- Gastrointestinal Cancer
- Hodgkin's Lymphoma
- Head and Neck Cancer
Dr. Shane E Cotter is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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I went through my own cancer experience several years ago and we didn't like the radiation oncologist who was assigned to us. When other girlfriends were asking for recommendations for radiation oncologists and were having problems finding a doctor they felt comfortable with, I was told they are not a terribly empathetic bunch. Dr Cotter was amazing when we consulted with him about radiation treatment for my mother-in-law. He spent a lot of time with us, to the point where he was late for his clinic, and gave us the pros and cons of treatment, what would be involved etc etc. He was positive but realistic, giving us statistics for the chances of improvement with the radiation. In the end, we opted not to pursue treatment, but the decision was made easier because we had all the facts. Thank you Dr Cotter for being so kind and empathetic!
Patients' Choice Award (2015)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2015)
12 Years Experience
Washington University In St Louis School Of Medicine
Graduated in 2006
Brigham And Womens Hospital
Dr. Shane E Cotter accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna HMO Deductible Plan CA only
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross California
- Blue Cross CA Select Plus HMO
Blue Shield California
- Blue Shield CA Bronze Full PPO 4500
- Blue Shield CA PPO
- Blue Shield CA Platinum Access+ HMO 25
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Health Net CA HMO Employer Group
- Health Net CA HMO Whole Care Network
- Health Net CA PPO
- Health Net EPO - PureCare One Small Business
- Humana Choice POS
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- PHCS PPO Kaiser
- UHC West SignatureValue HMO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsCancer Foundation, 300 W Pueblo St, Santa Barbara, CA
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