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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' area of specialization is radiation oncology. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Scroggins is 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' medical specialty is radiation oncology. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Hawkins attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology. He 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 is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. He is affiliated with Ochsner and Touro Infirmary. Dr. Page attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Siddhartha Padmanabha's medical specialty is radiation oncology. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Padmanabha's medical residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Padmanabha is professionally affiliated with 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. She is affiliated with Ochsner. Dr. Elnaggar is in-network for 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 New Orleans. Dr. Elnaggar's medical residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center.

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

Dr. Steven Dibiase specializes in radiation oncology. Dr. Dibiase honors Aetna HSA, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Tulane Medical Center.

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

Dr. Ellen Zakris' specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Zakris is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Raymond Clay Gould, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1101 Medical Center Boulevard
Marrero, LA
 

Dr. Raymond Gould is a Marrero, LA physician who specializes in radiation oncology. He is professionally affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC). Dr. Gould honors 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.

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

Dr. Paul Monsour works as a radiation oncologist. Dr. Monsour honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He studied medicine at 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 is a radiation oncologist in New Orleans, LA. Dr. Kraus is in-network for 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
1401 Foucher Street
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Rachael Harmon practices radiation oncology. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Touro Infirmary. Dr. Harmon accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport.

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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.