We found 5 radiation oncologists who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 80/2000 near Xenia, OH.

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

Dr. Wagih Shehata is a radiation oncologist. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. His clinical interests encompass cancer. Dr. Shehata is professionally affiliated with Dearborn County Hospital, Atrium Medical Center, and Kettering Health Network. 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. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, AARP, and Humana Bronze. Dr. Shehata has received the following distinction: FFR Fellow Royal College of Radiologists 1972 in Radiation Oncology England.. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1141 N. Monroe Drive
Xenia, OH
 

Dr. E. Hale's specialty is radiation oncology. He is affiliated with Kettering Health Network. Dr. Hale accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1141 North Monroe Drive
Xenia, OH
 

Dr. Louis Keiler's specialty is radiation oncology. He is affiliated with Kettering Health Network. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Keiler attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1141 North Monroe Drive
Xenia, OH
 

Dr. Douglas Einstein's specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Einstein is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Einstein (or staff) speaks Sign Language, Spanish, and Russian. He is affiliated with Kettering Health Network.

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

Dr. Stella Ling is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Ling graduated from 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.
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