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We found 8 providers matching radiation therapy and who accept TRICARE Reserve Select near Palo Alto, CA.

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Dr. Daniel Carl Schiffner, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level A
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Schiffner works as a radiation oncologist in Palo Alto, CA and Sunnyvale, CA. He is especially interested in radiation therapy. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Schiffner attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Schiffner is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), radiation therapy, high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy

All Interests: Lung Cancer, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Head and Neck ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 54
  • Uninsured Cost: $455 - $485
  • Medicare Cost: $167 - $267
Dr. Robert Eric Lundahl, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level A
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Robert Lundahl's specialty is radiation oncology. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lundahl accepts. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Lundahl completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Lundahl is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 90
  • Uninsured Cost: $737 - $2,226
  • Medicare Cost: $178 - $542
Dr. Robert Niteen Sinha, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Robert Sinha works as a radiation oncologist and medical oncologist. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to English, Dr. Sinha (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Sinha's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). He is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 213
  • Uninsured Cost: $183 - $1,361
  • Medicare Cost: $116 - $542
Dr. Pauling Chang, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Pauling Chang is a radiation oncology specialist in Palo Alto, CA and Sunnyvale, CA. He speaks Mandarin. Dr. Chang is especially interested in radiation therapy. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). The average patient rating for Dr. Chang is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chang takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), radiation therapy

All Interests: Lung Cancer, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Head and Neck ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 95
  • Uninsured Cost: $737 - $2,226
  • Medicare Cost: $181 - $542
Dr. Al V Taira, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Al Taira is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Taira's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for his residency.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 100
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,361
  • Medicare Cost: $542
Dr. Stephen In Sun Ryu, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 3
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Ryu is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and neurosurgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ryu is especially interested in neurosurgery and spine surgery procedures. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ryu is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Ryu is conversant in Korean.

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Relevant Interests: , Gamma Knife radiosurgery

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Sports Health, Disc Replacement, Pituitary Tumor Surgery, Stenosis, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Southgate Jackson, PhD, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 3
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Paul Jackson specializes in neurosurgery. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Jackson trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. In his practice, he is particularly interested in neurosurgery, cervical foraminotomy, and spinal cord stimulation (SCS). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jackson's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), Gamma Knife radiosurgery

All Interests: Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion, Scoliosis, Spinal Cord Stimulation, Lower Back Problems, Gamma ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott K Angell, MD
Specializes in Urology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Scott Angell is an urologist. Dr. Angell's clinical interests encompass urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. He trained at Stanford University Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Angell is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , brachytherapy (seed implants)

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Female Urologic Disorders, Urologic Disorders, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Male ... (Read more)

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What is Radiation Therapy?

Radiation therapy, or radiotherapy, uses high energy rays to treat tumors or cancer. Radiation damages the DNA of cancer cells, killing them or making it impossible for them to divide and for cancer to spread. Radiation therapy can be used alone or in combination with surgery or other treatments, such as chemotherapy. It is an option for tumors that cannot be easily accessed surgically, such as those at the base of the skull, and it can be used following surgical cancer treatment to remove remaining cancerous tissue and prevent recurrence of cancer. Sometimes radiation therapy is used as a palliative treatment to shrink tumors. Rather than cure your condition, palliative treatments treat symptoms, such as pain caused by spinal tumors and problems with eating or drinking caused by esophageal tumors.

The type of therapy you receive will depend on the size, type, and location of your tumor or cancer, as well as the sensitivity of the surrounding healthy tissue, your age, and your medical history. Radiation treatment may be delivered in two ways:

  • Internally, meaning radioactive material is placed inside of your body. Brachytherapy is a commonly used method of internal radiation therapy. Using catheters or needles, radioactive seeds or pellets are placed inside the body, and over the course of several weeks or a few months, the seeds will deliver radiation. Permanent brachytherapy leaves the seeds in your body permanently without causing side effects while temporary brachytherapy removes them after a treatment session.
  • Externally, using a machine that aims radiation beams outside of your body. External radiation therapy is also known as external beam radiation therapy (EBRT). There are several types of EBRT, which differ in intensity and type of beams used. EBRT can be done before surgery (preoperatively), during surgery (intraoperatively), or after surgery (post-operatively).

Before you undergo radiation therapy, a team of medical professionals, including a radiation oncologist, will work with you to determine a treatment plan. This will involve mapping the area around the tumor or cancer, determining proper positioning for treatment delivery, and determining dosage. Treatment delivery will occur in sessions over the course of several weeks or months, depending on the type and size of cancer and its location in the body, among other factors.

Although radiation therapy aims to target only cancerous cells, damage to normal healthy cells may occur. You might experience side effects from radiation during treatment or in the months and years following it. They are dependent on the areas treated and may include fatigue, nausea, vomiting, skin irritation, hair loss, memory loss, and infertility. Your oncologist will take into account the amount of radiation that different areas of your body can receive safely while determining your treatment plan.