Advocate Radiation Oncology

Advocate Radiation Oncology establishes cancer treatment center in Bradenton

Dr. Dwight L. Fitch

Advocate Radiation Oncology has established a new cancer treatment center in Bradenton that provides residents of Manatee and Sarasota counties with access to world-class physicians and state-of-the-art technology.

The new cancer treatment center, located at 5325 S.R. 64 in Bradenton, is Advocate’s sixth location on Florida’s west coast. Advocate is the region’s premier radiation oncology practice and features an experienced team of compassionate, board-certified radiation oncologists who treat patients using the most precise cancer-fighting machines on the market.

Dr. Dwight L. Fitch will be the lead physician at the Bradenton location and will work in Manatee County. Fitch, who has treated patients in the Bradenton-Sarasota area for 16 years, is a skilled researcher and author of numerous scientific articles published in peer-reviewed journals.

“Dr. Fitch has an excellent reputation across Manatee and Sarasota counties. He is known for his empathy and genuine compassion for patients; he is quite simply the complete physician,” said Dr. Arie Dosoretz, managing partner at Advocate Radiation Oncology. “We are excited to welcome Dr. Fitch and to bring our cutting-edge technology to Florida’s Cultural Coast. The new location in Bradenton will offer the convenience and exceptional care that every patient in the region deserves.”

Advocate patients have access to the latest Varian technology, including the Halcyon, Identify and TrueBeam radiotherapy systems widely recognized as the most innovative cancer-fighting machines on the market. Advocate also operates locations in Port Charlotte, Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Bonita Springs and Naples further south on the west coast of Florida. Physicians provide treatments for breast, prostate, lung, head, neck and other types of cancers.

Fitch, who has been featured in Sarasota Magazine’s “Top Doctors” guide each year since 2016, is a member of the Manatee County Medical Society, National Medical Association, American Cancer Society and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. He has maintained affiliations with six local hospitals, including Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Manatee Memorial Hospital, Doctors Hospital of Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, Venice Regional Bayfront Hospital and Blake Medical Center.

Fitch earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering at the University of Michigan and began his career at Dow Chemical and Proctor & Gamble, where he conducted research in material applications and fluid dynamics. He then earned his Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of Michigan. Fitch completed his residency in radiation oncology at William Beaumont Hospital in Detroit, where he served as chief resident in his final year of training.

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IMPORTANT NOTICE:

Our offices in Bradenton, Port Charlotte, Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Naples and Bonita Springs will be closed Tuesday, 9/27, and Wednesday 9/28. Dr. Shell’s office will also be closed on Wednesday 9/28. We will assess reopening Thursday 9/29 and provide updates as soon as possible.