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

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

Dr. Troy Scroggins' medical specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Scroggins is professionally affiliated with Ochsner. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

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

Dr. Roland Hawkins is a radiation oncology specialist. Dr. Hawkins is professionally affiliated with Ochsner. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Hawkins's residency was performed at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology.

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

Dr. Paul Page, who practices in New Orleans, LA and Metairie, LA, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner. Dr. Page is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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

Dr. Siddhartha Padmanabha works as a radiation oncologist in New Orleans, LA and Metairie, LA. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Padmanabha's hospital/clinic 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's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Dr. Elnaggar is affiliated with Ochsner. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. She trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency.

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

Dr. Ellen Zakris is a radiation oncology specialist in New Orleans, LA. Dr. Zakris honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She studied medicine at Duke University School of Medicine. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Touro Infirmary.

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

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

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

Dr. Raymond Gould is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Gould honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He 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's medical specialty is radiation oncology. He is affiliated with Ochsner. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Monsour studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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

Dr. Stephen Kraus is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in New Orleans, LA. Dr. Kraus is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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

Dr. Rachael Harmon is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. Dr. Harmon's 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.
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