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

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

Dr. Lawrence Scharf is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in King of Prussia, PA. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His areas of clinical interest consist of bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Scharf accepts. Dr. Scharf has received the following distinction: USAF Meritorius Service Medal. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Fox Chase Cancer Center.

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

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

Dr. James Kolker is a specialist in radiation oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Kolker is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His residency was performed at the University of Chicago Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Brown University. He honors Highmark, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and more.

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

Dr. Won Chang's areas of specialization are radiation oncology and diagnostic radiology; he sees patients in Exton, PA and Paoli, PA. Dr. Chang is affiliated with Penn Medicine and Main Line Health. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
255 W. Lancaster Avenue
Paoli, PA
 

Dr. Richard Yelovich is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Exton, PA and Paoli, PA. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Yelovich graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Yelovich trained at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Yelovich is professionally affiliated with Penn Medicine and Main Line Health. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

Dr. Gregory Ochsner's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Dr. Ochsner accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Penn Medicine and Main Line Health. He has an open panel.

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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 is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. His areas of expertise include throat cancer, gamma knife radiosurgery, and ovarian cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Geiger honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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 attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is affiliated with 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 is a radiation oncology specialist. Dr. Chen is conversant in Taiwanese. These areas are among Dr. Chen's clinical interests: lung cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, and lymphoma. Dr. Chen's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Dr. Chen studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Chen completed Dr. Chen's residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Chen honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Chen has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized in Main Line Today's annual Top Docs issue, 2014, 2015.

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

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3855 West Chester Pike; Mlh Center In Newtown Square, Suite 100
Newtown Square, PA
 

Dr. Erik Assarsson is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Bryn Mawr, PA and Newtown Square, PA. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then he performed his residency at Cooper University Hospital. In his practice, Dr. Assarsson focuses on endometrial cancer, brain tumor, and skin cancer. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Immunodeficiency, Endometrial Cancer, Skin Cancer, Skin Issues, Cancer, Lymphoma, Brain Tumor

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 practices hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and radiation oncology in Philadelphia, PA and Berwyn, PA. Dr. Jones attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. His areas of expertise consist of cancer pain, metastatic cancer, and bone cancer. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is affiliated with 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 works as a radiation oncologist in Philadelphia, PA and Berwyn, PA. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Nagda attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Nagda's clinical interests include gynecological problems, lung cancer, and gamma knife radiosurgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nagda's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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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.