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We found 6 radiation oncologists who accept Humana Gold 2250/HMO Premier near Xenia, OH.

Dr. Wagih Mossad Shehata, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1141 N. Monroe Drive
Xenia, OH
 

Dr. Wagih Shehata is a radiation oncologist. Dr. Shehata accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, AARP, and Humana Bronze. He obtained his medical school training at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and a hospital affiliated with Cairo University. His distinctions include: FFR Fellow Royal College of Radiologists and Radiation Oncology England.. In addition to English, Dr. Shehata speaks Arabic. He is affiliated with Dearborn County Hospital and Kettering Health Network. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Dr. E. Ronald Ronald. Hale, MPH, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1141 N. Monroe Drive
Xenia, OH
 

Dr. E. Hale is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. He has a special interest in cancer. Dr. Hale is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Good Samaritan Hospital, Atrium Medical Center, and Kettering Health Network. Dr. Hale's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cancer

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1141 North Monroe Drive
Xenia, OH
 

Dr. Louis Keiler is a radiation oncologist. Dr. Keiler is professionally affiliated with Kettering Health Network. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1141 North Monroe Drive
Xenia, OH
 

Dr. Douglas Einstein specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Englewood, OH, Kettering, OH, and Xenia, OH. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Einstein (or staff) is conversant in Sign Language, Spanish, and Russian. He is affiliated with Kettering Health Network.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1141 N Monroe Drive
Xenia, OH
 

Dr. Aimee Russell, who practices in Xenia, OH, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Russell honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1141 N Monroe Drive; Radiation Oncology Department
Xenia, OH
 

Dr. Stella Ling is a specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Ling takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), 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.