We found 11 radiation oncologists who accept Medicare near Duluth, MN.

Dr. Kenneth Jon Dornfeld, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
400 E 3rd Street
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. Kenneth Dornfeld practices radiation oncology. He is affiliated with the University of Minnesota Health (M Health) and Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 1st Street Building. Dr. Dornfeld is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan.

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Dr. David McNaney, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
400 E 3rd Street
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. David McNaney is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. He is affiliated with Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 1st Street Building. Dr. McNaney attended the University of London and then went on to complete his residency at Princess Margaret Hospital, a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Alberta. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
400 E 3rd Street
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. Jessica Sawyer is a specialist in radiation oncology. She works in Duluth, MN. Dr. Sawyer is professionally affiliated with Essentia Health. She attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. She takes Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Pediatric Radiology, Radiation Oncology, Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology, Nuclear Radiology
925 E Superior Street; Suite 109
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. Anne Goldschmidt is a specialist in pediatric radiology, radiation oncology, and vascular & interventional radiology. She accepts Medicare insurance. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School.

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Specializes in Pediatric Radiology, Radiation Oncology, Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology, Nuclear Radiology
925 E Superior Street; Suite 109
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. Frank Suslavich specializes in pediatric radiology, radiation oncology, and vascular & interventional radiology and practices in Duluth, MN. Dr. Suslavich takes Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at Duke University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Pediatric Radiology, Radiation Oncology, Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology
925 E Superior Street; Suite 109
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. Quinn Carmichael works as a pediatric radiologist, radiation oncologist, and interventional radiologist. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He takes Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1001 E Superior Street; Suite L101
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. Steven Bonin is a Duluth, MN physician who specializes in radiation oncology. He graduated from Mayo Medical School. Dr. Bonin accepts Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology, Nuclear Radiology
925 E Superior Street; Suite 109
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. Michael Semotuk practices radiation oncology, vascular & interventional radiology, and neuroradiology. He studied medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Semotuk accepts Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Pediatric Radiology, Radiation Oncology, Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology, Nuclear Radiology
925 E Superior Street; Suite 109
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. George Norris' specialties are pediatric radiology, radiation oncology, and vascular & interventional radiology. He practices in Duluth, MN. Dr. Norris attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
400 East 3rd Street
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. Troy Adolfson's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Dr. Adolfson graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Adolfson takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology
925 E Superior Street; Suite 109
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. Christopher Reilly practices radiation oncology, vascular & interventional radiology, and neuroradiology. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Reilly graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine.

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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.