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We found 7 radiation oncologists who accept United Healthcare Compass near Exton, PA.

Dr. Ann Marie Borofski Siegal, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
701 East Marshall Street
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. Ann Siegal is a radiation oncologist. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and Cooper University Hospital. Dr. Siegal has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue. She is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Chester County Hospital.

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Dr. Andre Augustine Konski, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
701 East Marshall Street
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. Andre Konski works as a radiation oncologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Konski include rectal cancer, throat cancer, and sinus cancer. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Konski accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, he performed his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized by America's Top Doctors; Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue; and Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Doctors annually from 2014 through 2016.

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Dr. Won S Chang, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Diagnostic Radiology
Comprehensive Cancer Care Center
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Won Chang sees patients in Exton, PA and Paoli, PA. His medical specialties are radiation oncology and diagnostic radiology. Dr. Chang is professionally affiliated with Chester County Hospital and Main Line Health. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Chang attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
470 John Young Way; Suite 400
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Richard Yelovich is a specialist in radiation oncology. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Yelovich is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Yelovich's professional affiliations include Main Line Health and Chester County Hospital. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Dr. Gregory John Ochsner, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Centric Radiation Oncology, Pc*; Comprehensive Cancer Care Center
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Gregory Ochsner's specialty is radiation oncology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Main Line Health and Chester County Hospital. After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Ochsner accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Ochsner welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Robert Earle Krisch, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
701 E. Marshall Street; Chester County Hospital - Radiation Oncology Department
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. Robert Krisch works as a radiation oncologist. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Krisch's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Drexel Medicine, and Mercy Philadelphia Hospital.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
701 East Marshall Street
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. Patrick Tripp works as a radiation oncologist in Philadelphia, PA and West Chester, PA. Dr. Tripp's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then he performed his residency at Roswell Park Cancer Institute and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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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.