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We found 11 radiation oncologists who accept Humana Silver near New Orleans, LA.

Dr. Troy Gene Scroggins Jr., MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2700 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Troy Scroggins specializes in radiation oncology. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Dr. Scroggins attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Scroggins is professionally affiliated with Ochsner.

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Dr. Roland B Hawkins Jr., MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Roland Hawkins works as a radiation oncologist in New Orleans, LA. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology. Dr. Hawkins is professionally affiliated with Ochsner.

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Dr. Paul Noble Page, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2700 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Paul Page practices radiation oncology in Metairie, LA and New Orleans, LA. Dr. Page studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Page honors. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner and Touro Infirmary.

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Dr. Siddhartha Padmanabha, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2700 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Siddhartha Padmanabha's area of specialization is radiation oncology. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Padmanabha's training includes a residency program at Yale-New Haven Hospital. His professional affiliations include Ochsner and Touro Infirmary.

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Dr. Mini Jacob Elnaggar, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2700 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Mini Elnaggar is a radiation oncology specialist in New Orleans, LA. Dr. Elnaggar obtained her medical school training at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and performed her residency at Rush University Medical Center. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Ochsner.

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Dr. Steven Joseph Dibiase, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
150 South Liberty Street
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Steven Dibiase is a radiation oncology specialist. He is professionally affiliated with Tulane Medical Center. Dr. Dibiase honors Aetna HSA, Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and more. He attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.

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Dr. Ellen Levine Zakris, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1401 Foucher Street
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Ellen Zakris specializes in radiation oncology and practices in New Orleans, LA. Dr. Zakris is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. Her professional affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Touro Infirmary.

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Dr. Raymond Clay Gould, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1101 Medical Center Boulevard
Marrero, LA
 

Dr. Raymond Gould is a radiation oncologist. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Gould is professionally affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC).

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Dr. Paul D Monsour, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2700 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Paul Monsour is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Monsour honors. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He is affiliated with Ochsner.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
150 S Liberty Street; Hc-62
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Stephen Kraus practices radiation oncology. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Rachael Eve Harmon, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Internal Medicine
1401 Foucher Street
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Rachael Harmon's medical specialty is radiation oncology. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Harmon is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Touro Infirmary.

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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.