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We found 31 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 specializes in radiation oncology. In Dr. Chan's practice, she is particularly interested in intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), and skull base tumors. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Chan 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. She is conversant in Cantonese. Dr. Chan is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She welcomes 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 works as a radiation oncologist in Boston, MA. In addition to English, Dr. Devlin (or staff) speaks Sign Language, Spanish, and French. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. His areas of clinical interest consist of brachytherapy (seed implants) and training. His professional affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), St. Anne's Hospital, and Children's Hospital Boston. Before completing his residency at Georgetown University Medical Center and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Devlin attended medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, Medicare, and more. He has received distinctions including 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. He is accepting 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 is a radiation oncology specialist. His areas of clinical interest consist of liposarcoma, brachytherapy (seed implants), and proton therapy. Dr. Delaney honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Harvard Medical School and then he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Delaney's 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. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Alphonse Taghian is a radiation oncology specialist. He graduated from Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Taghian include: Boston Super Doctors; Masson and Jean Pierre Monnier Award, Paris (Top board exam score); and Teacher of the Year award. In addition to English, Dr. Taghian (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. He is affiliated with Emerson Hospital, Boston Medical Center (BMC), and Massachusetts General Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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 practices radiation oncology. She is conversant in Spanish. Her clinical interests include gynecologic cancer, medical education, and breast cancer. Dr. Schoenthaler's hospital/clinic affiliations include Emerson Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. She studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Schoenthaler completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Schoenthaler is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Schoenthaler has received professional recognition including the following: Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and American Cancer Society Fellowship. She is accepting 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 specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Busse has indicated that his clinical interests include proton therapy and head and neck cancer. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Busse include: Boston Super Doctors and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He is professionally affiliated with Emerson Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Busse has an open panel.

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

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Jason Efstathiou works as a radiation oncologist in Boston, MA. Dr. Efstathiou's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, brachytherapy (seed implants), and proton therapy. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital for residency. He has received the following distinction: Prostate Cancer Foundation Young Investigator Award. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Efstathiou's office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Karen De Amorim Bernstein is a specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. De Amorim Bernstein accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Her residency was performed 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. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She welcomes 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 physician who specializes in radiation oncology. Dr. Beard has a special interest in bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer). She is an in-network provider for Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and a graduate of Harvard Radiation Oncology Program's residency program. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Beard 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. Dr. Beard (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Cantonese. She is affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Dr. Beard is accepting new patients.

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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 specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Boston, MA. Dr. Willers's education and training includes medical school at the University of Hamburg Faculty of Medicine and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. His areas of clinical interest consist of stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) and proton therapy. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Willers has received the distinction of American Cancer Society Research Scholar. He is affiliated with Boston Medical Center (BMC) and Massachusetts General Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy, 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. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Oh is affiliated with Emerson Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Helen Shih's area of specialization is radiation oncology. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Shih completed her residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. She has indicated that her clinical interests include stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and proton therapy. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Shih has received distinctions including Chief Resident; Massachusetts General Hospital and Radiation Oncology Residency. 2004-2005. She speaks Taiwanese. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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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 is a specialist in radiation oncology and diagnostic radiology. He works in Boston, MA. Dr. Liebsch's areas of expertise include the following: skull base tumors and proton therapy. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and Mayo Clinic. He has received distinctions including Brian A. McGovern, M.D. Award for Clinical and Excellence, .. In addition to English, Dr. Liebsch (or staff) speaks German. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 Olsen is a radiation oncologist. After completing medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Dr. Olsen 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. Olsen honors. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Olsen is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Nancy Tarbell works as a radiation oncologist in Boston, MA. Before completing her residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Tarbell attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. She is especially interested in brain tumor. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Her distinctions include: Boston Super Doctors; Riley Cancer Research For Children .; and Distinguished Lecturer In Oncology, Indiana Univ.. She offers interpreting services for her patients. Dr. Tarbell is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Tarbell has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Brain Tumor

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Jay Loeffler specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Boston, MA. He has a special interest in stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), proton therapy, and brain tumor. Dr. Loeffler is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Dr. Loeffler trained at a hospital affiliated with Harvard University for his residency. He has received the following distinctions: Boston Super Doctors; Visiting Professor:uscf, u Michigan, thomas Jeffer; and Son U, U Tenn, medical College Of Wisconsin, u Of. He is affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Proton Therapy, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Brain Tumor

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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.