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We found 5 radiation oncologists who accept Humana near Hartsdale, NY.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
101 South Central Avenue; A Division of Integrated
Hartsdale, NY
 

Dr. Edward Obedian specializes in radiation oncology. Before performing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Obedian attended Boston University School of Medicine. Fidelis, Coventry, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Obedian honors. Dr. Obedian is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital, St. Francis Hospital, and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
101 South Central Avenue
Hartsdale, NY
 

Dr. Andrew Pearlman is a radiation oncologist. He honors several insurance carriers, including TRICARE, Railroad Medicare, and Group Health Incorporated (GHI). He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Pearlman trained at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Pearlman speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
101 S Central Avenue
Hartsdale, NY
 

Dr. Shawn Zimberg practices radiation oncology in Plainview, NY, New Hyde Park, NY, and North Hills, NY. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital, Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center (Suffern, NY), and St. Francis Hospital. Dr. Zimberg graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. He trained at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center for his residency. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Zimberg honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Niti Dube, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
101 S Central Avenue
Hartsdale, NY
 

Dr. Niti Dube practices radiation oncology. She is an in-network provider for Fidelis, Healthfirst, Aetna, and more. She attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Dube has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Dube is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital and St. Francis Hospital.

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Dr. Ezriel Diamond, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
101 S Central Avenue
Hartsdale, NY
 

Dr. Ezriel Diamond, who practices in Plainview, NY, North Hills, NY, and Hauppauge, NY, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Diamond is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center, Dr. Diamond attended New York University (NYU) 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.