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We found 11 radiation oncologists who accept Gold Navigate Plus 1500 near Paoli, PA.

Dr. Won S Chang, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
255 W. Lancaster Avenue
Paoli, PA
 

Dr. Won Chang's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Dr. Chang's areas of expertise include stereotactic radiosurgery and lung cancer. His professional affiliations include Penn Medicine and Paoli Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Chang attended Temple University School of Medicine. He has received distinctions including New York Roentgen Society's 1999 Spring Conference, 428 and Resident's Award in recognition for scientific paper and presentation.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Brachytherapy, Sarcoma, Lung Cancer, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Head and Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Lawrence Jay Scharf, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
211 South Gulf Road; Suite 200
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Lawrence Scharf sees patients in King of Prussia, PA. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. In Dr. Scharf's practice, he is particularly interested in bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Fox Chase Cancer Center. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Scharf's education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: USAF Meritorius Service Medal. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Penile Cancer, Ureter Problems, Kidney Cancer, Adrenal Disorders, Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Matthew Yelovich, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
255 W. Lancaster Avenue
Paoli, PA
 

Dr. Richard Yelovich works as a radiation oncologist. Dr. Yelovich's professional affiliations include Penn Medicine and Paoli Hospital. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Yelovich is closed to new patients at this time.

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Dr. James David Kolker, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Abramson Cancer Center Valley Forge; 1001 Chesterbrook Boulevard
Berwyn, PA
 

Dr. James Kolker works as a radiation oncologist in Philadelphia, PA, Berwyn, PA, and Radnor, PA. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Kolker attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Kolker completed residency programs at the University of Chicago Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Brown University. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Highmark, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA.

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Dr. Gregory John Ochsner, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
255 W. Lancaster Avenue
Paoli, PA
 

Dr. Gregory Ochsner's specialty is radiation oncology. His areas of clinical interest consist of brachytherapy (seed implants), prostate cancer, and head and neck problems. He is professionally affiliated with Penn Medicine and Paoli Hospital. Dr. Ochsner takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Ochsner attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Brachytherapy, Head and Neck Problems, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Erik David Assarsson, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3855 West Chester Pike; Mlh Center In Newtown Square, Suite 100
Newtown Square, PA
 

Dr. Erik Assarsson works as a radiation oncologist. He is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Assarsson's practice is open to new patients. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Assarsson completed his residency training at Cooper University Hospital.

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Dr. Geoffrey Alan Geiger, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Abramson Cancer Center Valley Forge; 1001 Chesterbrook Boulevard
Berwyn, PA
 

Dr. Geoffrey Geiger works as a radiation oncologist. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. These areas are among his clinical interests: throat cancer, gamma knife radiosurgery, and ovarian cancer. Dr. Geiger is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Geiger is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Vulvar Cancer, Brain Cancer, Sarcoma, Brain Problems, Oral Cancer, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher John Gallagher, BS, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Abramson Cancer Center Valley Forge; 1001 Chesterbrook Boulevard
Berwyn, PA
 

Dr. Christopher Gallagher is a radiation oncology specialist. Dr. Gallagher's education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gallagher honors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center.

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Dr. Et-Tsu Chen, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1001 Chesterbrook Boulevard; Abramson Cancer Center at Valley Forge
Berwyn, PA
 

Dr. Et-Tsu Chen's specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Chen studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Chen's residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Chen's clinical interests include lung cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, and lymphoma. Dr. Chen is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Chen has received the distinction of Recognized in Main Line Today's annual Top Docs issue, 2014, 2015. In addition to English, Dr. Chen speaks Taiwanese. Dr. Chen is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Clinical interests: Urologic Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, Bone Cancer, Sarcoma, Skin Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joshua Adam Jones, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Radiation Oncology
Abramson Cancer Center Valley Forge; 1001 Chesterbrook Boulevard
Berwyn, PA
 

Dr. Joshua Jones is a hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and radiation oncology specialist in Philadelphia, PA and Berwyn, PA. Dr. Jones is especially interested in cancer pain, metastatic cancer, and bone cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jones accepts. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Jones's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Cancer Pain, Metastatic Cancer

Dr. Suneel N Nagda, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Abramson Cancer Center Valley Forge; 1001 Chesterbrook Boulevard
Berwyn, PA
 

Dr. Suneel Nagda is a specialist in radiation oncology. His areas of expertise include the following: gynecological problems, lung cancer, and gamma knife radiosurgery. Dr. Nagda's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nagda accepts. After completing medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Dr. Nagda performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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Clinical interests: Sarcoma, Brain Problems, Skin Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, ... (Read 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.