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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. Dr. Scroggins is professionally affiliated with Ochsner. He attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Scroggins is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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

Dr. Roland Hawkins specializes in radiation oncology. He is affiliated with Ochsner. Dr. Hawkins is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and performed his residency 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 practices radiation oncology. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Page is affiliated with Ochsner.

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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 affiliated with Ochsner and Touro Infirmary. He attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Padmanabha accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 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 takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Elnaggar 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's specialty is radiation oncology. He is an in-network provider for Aetna HSA, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dibiase studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He is 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' area of specialization is radiation oncology. She graduated from Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Zakris accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with 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's specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Gould is professionally affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC). He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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

Dr. Paul Monsour is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Metairie, LA and New Orleans, LA. Dr. Monsour is affiliated with Ochsner. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from 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 works as a radiation oncologist. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kraus honors.

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

Dr. Rachael Harmon is a radiation oncology specialist. Her professional affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Touro Infirmary. She graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Harmon honors.

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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.