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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, who practices in Duluth, MN, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Dornfeld is affiliated with the University of Minnesota Health (M Health) and Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 1st Street Building. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He completed his residency training 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 practices radiation oncology in Duluth, MN. Dr. McNaney is affiliated with Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 1st Street Building. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of London for medical school, he completed his residency training 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.

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

Dr. Jessica Sawyer works as a radiation oncologist in Duluth, MN. Dr. Sawyer graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin and then she performed her residency at Mayo Clinic. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. She is professionally affiliated with Essentia Health.

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

Dr. Steven Bonin is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Bonin takes Medicare insurance. He graduated from Mayo 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. Anne Goldschmidt is a medical specialist in pediatric radiology, radiation oncology, and vascular & interventional radiology. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Goldschmidt graduated from 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 practices pediatric radiology, radiation oncology, and vascular & interventional radiology in Duluth, MN. Dr. Suslavich is in-network for 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's specialties are pediatric radiology, radiation oncology, and vascular & interventional radiology. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Carmichael 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 is a radiation oncologist, interventional radiologist, and neuroradiologist in Duluth, MN. Dr. Semotuk honors Medicare insurance. He graduated from 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. George Norris is a Duluth, MN physician who specializes in pediatric radiology, radiation oncology, and vascular & interventional radiology. He graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. He honors Medicare insurance.

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Dr. Troy Edward Adolfson, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
400 East 3rd Street
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. Troy Adolfson is a specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Adolfson takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Adolfson studied medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School.

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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 is a Duluth, MN physician who specializes in radiation oncology, vascular & interventional radiology, and neuroradiology. Dr. Reilly graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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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.