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We found 30 radiation oncologists who accept Unicare near Boston, MA.

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

Dr. Annie Chan's area of specialization is radiation oncology. She has a special interest in intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), and skull base tumors. Dr. Chan accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Before completing her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Chan attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Chan has received distinctions including 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. She is conversant in Cantonese. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Skull Base Tumors, Proton Therapy, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Head and Neck Cancer

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

Dr. Phillip Devlin is a Boston, MA physician who specializes in radiation oncology. Dr. Devlin has indicated that his clinical interests include brachytherapy (seed implants) and training. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Georgetown University Medical Center and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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. He is affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), St. Anne's Hospital, and Children's Hospital Boston. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Brachytherapy, Training

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Thomas Delaney practices radiation oncology. Dr. Delaney has indicated that his clinical interests include liposarcoma, brachytherapy (seed implants), and proton therapy. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Before performing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Delaney attended Harvard Medical School. His distinctions include: Clinician Scientist Award, American Cancer Society (Maryland); Andreas Soriano Professor of Radiation Oncology, Harvard Medical School; and Boston Super Doctors. Dr. Delaney (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and French. He is affiliated with Emerson Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Brachytherapy, Sarcoma, Proton Therapy

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

Dr. Alphonse Taghian is a Boston, MA physician who specializes in radiation oncology. Dr. Taghian (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French. He is affiliated with Emerson Hospital, Boston Medical Center (BMC), and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is a graduate of Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Taghian takes. He has received distinctions including Boston Super Doctors; Masson and Jean Pierre Monnier Award, Paris (Top board exam score); and Teacher of the Year award. Dr. Taghian welcomes 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's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Her areas of expertise consist of gynecologic cancer, medical education, and breast cancer. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Schoenthaler attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and American Cancer Society Fellowship. Dr. Schoenthaler is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Emerson Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Schoenthaler is open to new patients.

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

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
100 Blossom Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Paul Busse's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Dr. Busse's education and training includes medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. In his practice, he is particularly interested in proton therapy and head and neck cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Busse accepts. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Boston Super Doctors and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Dr. Busse's professional affiliations include Emerson Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Karen De Amorim Bernstein's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Dr. De Amorim Bernstein is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. De Amorim Bernstein honors. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She completed her residency training 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) is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese.

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

Dr. Clair Beard's specialty is radiation oncology. Her areas of expertise consist of bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer). Dr. Beard's professional affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. She is in-network for Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Beard is open to new patients. Before performing her residency at Harvard Radiation Oncology Program, Dr. Beard attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. She has received distinctions including 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.

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

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Henning Willers is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Willers has indicated that his clinical interests include stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) and proton therapy. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Hamburg Faculty of Medicine and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received the following distinction: American Cancer Society Research Scholar. Dr. Willers's professional affiliations include Boston Medical Center (BMC) and Massachusetts General Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Proton Therapy, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Thymoma

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

Dr. Kevin Oh works as a radiation oncologist. Dr. Oh is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. He is affiliated with Emerson Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Helen Shih works as a radiation oncologist in Boston, MA. In addition to English, she speaks Taiwanese. She has indicated that her clinical interests include stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and proton therapy. Dr. Shih is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Shih's distinctions include: Chief Resident; Massachusetts General Hospital and Radiation Oncology Residency. 2004-2005. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Norbert Liebsch's specialties are radiation oncology and diagnostic radiology. Dr. Liebsch's areas of expertise include the following: skull base tumors and proton therapy. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Liebsch is accepting new patients. He attended Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and Mayo Clinic. He has received the following distinctions: 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.

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Clinical interests: Skull Base Tumors, Proton Therapy

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Christine Small is a radiation oncologist in Newton, MA and Boston, MA. Dr. Small obtained her medical school training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and performed her residency 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. Small honors. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Small's practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Jay Loeffler sees patients in Boston, MA. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Loeffler include stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), proton therapy, and brain tumor. He is professionally affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He is open to new patients. After attending Brown University, Alpert Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Harvard University. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Loeffler include: Boston Super Doctors; Visiting Professor:uscf, u Michigan, thomas Jeffer; and Son U, U Tenn, medical College Of Wisconsin, u Of.

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Clinical interests: Proton Therapy, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Brain Tumor

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
100 Blossom Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Noah Choi is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Boston, MA. He attended Seoul National University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Princess Margaret Hospital and the University Hospitals, Cleveland for residency. Dr. Choi's areas of expertise consist of esophageal cancer and lung cancer. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors; Top Doctors, Boston Magazine (2006, 2008); and America's Top Doctors, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. (2001-2008). Dr. Choi (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Korean. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Choi's professional affiliations include Emerson Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Thoracic Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer

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

Dr. David Miyamoto specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Boston, MA. His areas of clinical interest consist of bladder cancer, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), and testicular cancer. Dr. Miyamoto is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He is conversant in Japanese. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Miyamoto has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Proton Therapy, Testicular Cancer, Prostate 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.