We found 6 radiation oncologists who accept Medicaid near West Islip, NY.

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Dr. John Worthington Ames, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
301 East Main Street
Bay Shore, NY
 

Dr. John Ames, who practices in Bay Shore, NY and New Hyde Park, NY, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. He studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Patients rated Dr. Ames highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Ames's professional affiliations include Syosset Hospital, Huntington Hospital, and Lenox Hill Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Evelyn Sue Marienberg, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
301 East Main Street
Bay Shore, NY
 

Dr. Evelyn Marienberg's specialty is radiation oncology. She is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Marienberg completed a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Marienberg average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Marienberg is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Castle Connolly Top Doctor and Women In Medicine. Dr. Marienberg (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. She is professionally affiliated with North Shore University Hospital, Huntington Hospital, and Glen Cove Hospital. Dr. Marienberg's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Lucille Nichols Lee, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
301 East Main Street
Bay Shore, NY
 

Dr. Lucille Lee works as a radiation oncologist in New Hyde Park, NY, Bay Shore, NY, and Lake Success, NY. Patient reviews placed Dr. Lee at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. She attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Lee is affiliated with North Shore University Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital, and Glen Cove Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1000 Montauk Highway
West Islip, NY
 

Dr. Lio Yu is a radiation oncologist. He is affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center (West Islip, NY). He is in-network for Vytra, Cigna, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Yu graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Yu (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Italian.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1000 Montauk Highway
West Islip, NY
 

Dr. Johnny Kao sees patients in West Islip, NY. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Catastrophic, and Coventry Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kao attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1000 Montauk Highway
West Islip, NY
 

Dr. Joseph Monge's specialty is radiation oncology. He honors Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Sapienza University of Rome. Dr. Monge (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian.

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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.
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