We found 31 radiation oncologists who accept Unicare near Boston, MA.

Specializes in Radiation Oncology
100 Blossom Street; Cox 3
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Annie Chan is a radiation oncologist in Boston, MA. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Chan's areas of clinical interest consist of intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), and skull base tumors. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her distinctions include: Teacher of the Year, Harvard Radiation Oncology Program, Association of Residents in Radiation Oncol; Superior Patient Care; and American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology Junior Faculty Award. Dr. Chan speaks Cantonese. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Chan is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy, Skull Base Tumors, Proton Therapy, Stereotactic ... (Read more)

Dr. Phillip Martin Devlin, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
75 Francis Street Asb1 L2
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Phillip Devlin sees patients in Boston, MA. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. In his practice, Dr. Devlin focuses on brachytherapy (seed implants) and training. His professional affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), St. Anne's Hospital, and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Devlin takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare. His practice is open to new patients. After attending the University of Virginia School of Medicine, Dr. Devlin completed his residency training at Georgetown University Medical Center and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His distinctions include: Fellow of the American College of Radiology FACR; Harvard Medical School Excellence in Teaching: Human Body; and Fellow of American Society of Radiation Oncology FASTRO. Dr. Devlin (or staff) speaks Sign Language, Spanish, and French. He also offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Clinical interests: Brachytherapy, Training

Specializes in Radiation Oncology
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Thomas Delaney sees patients in Boston, MA. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Delaney (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, German, and French. Areas of expertise for Dr. Delaney include liposarcoma, brachytherapy (seed implants), and proton therapy. Dr. Delaney is affiliated with Emerson Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Delaney's education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Clinician Scientist Award, American Cancer Society (Maryland); Andreas Soriano Professor of Radiation Oncology, Harvard Medical School; and Boston Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Liposarcoma, Brachytherapy, Sarcoma, Proton Therapy, Intraoperative Radiation Therapy

Specializes in Radiation Oncology
100 Blossom St Cox 1
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Alphonse Taghian works as a radiation oncologist. In addition to English, Dr. Taghian (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. Dr. Taghian's professional affiliations include Emerson Hospital, Boston Medical Center (BMC), and Massachusetts General Hospital. He graduated from Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors; Masson and Jean Pierre Monnier Award, Paris (Top board exam score); and Teacher of the Year award. Dr. Taghian is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast Issues, Heart Problems, Cancer, Lymphedema

Dr. Robin Schoenthaler, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
100 Blossom Street; Cox 3
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Robin Schoenthaler works as a radiation oncologist. Her areas of expertise include the following: gynecologic cancer, medical education, and breast cancer. Dr. Schoenthaler honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She has received professional recognition including the following: Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and American Cancer Society Fellowship. In addition to English, Dr. Schoenthaler speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Emerson Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Cancer Survivorship, Palliative Care, Medical Education, Breast Cancer

Specializes in Radiation Oncology
100 Blossom Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Paul Busse is a radiation oncology specialist. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Busse completed a residency program at Massachusetts General Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Busse include proton therapy and head and neck cancer. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Busse's distinctions include: Boston Super Doctors and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. His professional affiliations include Emerson Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy, Proton Therapy, Head and Neck Cancer

Specializes in Radiation Oncology
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Jason Efstathiou practices radiation oncology. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, brachytherapy (seed implants), and proton therapy. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Efstathiou attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Efstathiou takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Prostate Cancer Foundation Young Investigator Award. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Penile Disorders, Penile Cancer, Brachytherapy, Ureter Problems, Kidney Cancer, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Radiation Oncology
55 Fruit Street; Lunder Bldg - Llr
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Karen De Amorim Bernstein's specialty is radiation oncology. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. De Amorim Bernstein's training includes residency programs at Montefiore Medical Center, West Los Angeles VA Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Dr. De Amorim Bernstein (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. De Amorim Bernstein is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Clair J Beard, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
75 Francis St/ Rad. Onc.
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Clair Beard is a specialist in radiation oncology. She works in Boston, MA. She is especially interested in bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer). Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Beard accepts. Dr. Beard obtained her medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed her residency at Harvard Radiation Oncology Program. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Senior Fellow for Peobody Society, Harvard Medical School; Vice-Chair, Genitourinary Radiation Oncology Division, Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center; and Director, Testicular Cancer Center, Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center. In addition to English, Dr. Beard (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Cantonese. She is affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Sarcoma, Advanced Prostate Cancer, Testicular Cancer

Specializes in Radiation Oncology
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Henning Willers practices radiation oncology. Dr. Willers studied medicine at the University of Hamburg Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital. His areas of expertise consist of stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) and proton therapy. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Willers takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: American Cancer Society Research Scholar. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Medical Center (BMC) and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy, Proton Therapy, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Thymoma

Specializes in Radiation Oncology
100 Blossom St Cox 308
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Kevin Oh is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Oh is affiliated with Emerson Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Oh's practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
100 Blossom Street Cox 3
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Helen Shih is a specialist in radiation oncology. She works in Boston, MA. Before completing her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Shih attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She has a special interest in stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and proton therapy. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Chief Resident; Massachusetts General Hospital and Radiation Oncology Residency. 2004-2005. In addition to English, Dr. Shih speaks Taiwanese. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Proton Therapy, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Melanoma, Eye Problems

Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Diagnostic Radiology
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Norbert Liebsch is a medical specialist in radiation oncology and diagnostic radiology. In his practice, Dr. Liebsch focuses on skull base tumors and proton therapy. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Liebsch trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and Mayo Clinic for residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Brian A. McGovern, M.D. Award for Clinical and Excellence, .. Dr. Liebsch (or staff) is conversant in German. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Skull Base Tumors, Proton Therapy

Specializes in Radiation Oncology
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Christine Olsen's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Dr. Olsen is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She studied medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Olsen honors. She is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Jay Loeffler is a specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Loeffler attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Harvard University for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Loeffler include stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), proton therapy, and brain tumor. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. His distinctions include: Boston Super Doctors; Visiting Professor:uscf, u Michigan, thomas Jeffer; and Son U, U Tenn, medical College Of Wisconsin, u Of. Dr. Loeffler's hospital/clinic affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Proton Therapy, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Brain Tumor

Specializes in Radiation Oncology
100 Blossom Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Noah Choi sees patients in Boston, MA. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Choi is especially interested in esophageal cancer and lung cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Emerson Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Choi is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of Seoul National University College of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Princess Margaret Hospital and the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Boston Super Doctors; Top Doctors, Boston Magazine (2006, 2008); and America's Top Doctors, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. (2001-2008). In addition to English, Dr. Choi (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Korean. He also offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Clinical interests: Thoracic Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer

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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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