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' area of specialization is radiation oncology. Patients gave Dr. Ames an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ames takes. He studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Ames speaks Spanish. His 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 is a radiation oncologist in Brooklyn, NY, Glen Cove, NY, and Manhasset, NY. Dr. Marienberg is rated highly by her patients. She accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. She has received distinctions including Castle Connolly Top Doctor and Women In Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Marienberg (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. Dr. Marienberg is professionally affiliated with North Shore University Hospital, Huntington Hospital, and Glen Cove Hospital. She welcomes 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 specializes in radiation oncology and practices in New Hyde Park, NY, Bay Shore, NY, and Lake Success, NY. Patient ratings for Dr. Lee average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lee is affiliated with North Shore University Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital, and Glen Cove Hospital. She is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Lee is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1000 Montauk Highway
West Islip, NY
 

Dr. Lio Yu is a radiation oncologist. He attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. He accepts Vytra, Cigna, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Yu (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Italian. Dr. Yu is affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center (West Islip, NY).

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1000 Montauk Highway
West Islip, NY
 

Dr. Johnny Kao specializes in radiation oncology. Patients gave Dr. Kao an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Coventry, Coventry Catastrophic, and Coventry Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1000 Montauk Highway
West Islip, NY
 

Dr. Joseph Monge works as a radiation oncologist. Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Monge takes. He attended medical school at Sapienza University of Rome. Dr. Monge (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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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