We found 47 radiation oncologists who accept United Healthcare Bronze near Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Michelle Alonso Alonso-Basanta, PhD, MD, BA
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicin
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Michelle Alonso-Basanta, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Her areas of clinical interest consist of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer), and brain tumor. Dr. Alonso-Basanta's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, she performed her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Alonso-Basanta (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Sarcoma, Brain Problems, Cancer, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Brain Tumor, Radiation Therapy, Spinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Gary Mitchell Freedman, BA, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
3400 Civic Center Boulevard, Pcam; Concourse Level
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Gary Freedman's specialty is radiation oncology. His education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at Fox Chase Cancer Center and Abington Memorial Hospital. He is especially interested in breast cancer. Dr. Freedman honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Freedman include: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2011- 2016 and Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Breast Cancer

Dr. Andre Augustine Konski, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, Trc 2 West
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Andre Konski specializes in radiation oncology. He graduated from New York Medical College. His residency was performed at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Konski include rectal cancer, throat cancer, and sinus cancer. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Konski 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Liver Tumor, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Kaposi's Sarcoma, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Sarcoma, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
100 E Lancaster Avenue
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Albert Denittis' area of specialization is radiation oncology. His areas of clinical interest consist of rectal cancer, lung cancer, and prostate cancer. Dr. Denittis is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System and Lankenau Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He is accepting new patients. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he performed his residency at Cooper University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Denittis has received distinctions including Main Line Health Top Doctor; Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctor; and US News and World Report Top Doctor Radiation Oncology.

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Rectal Cancer, Musculoskeletal Problems, Lung Cancer, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Marisa C Weiss, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
100 E. Lancaster Avenue
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Marisa Weiss' specialty is radiation oncology. She is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Weiss has an open panel. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Weiss has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Dr. John Peter Plastaras, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; Concourse Level
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. John Plastaras' medical specialty is radiation oncology. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. Dr. Plastaras obtained his medical school training at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Plastaras accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Rectal Cancer, Colon ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
100 East Lancaster Avenue
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Nalini Mehta is a specialist in radiation oncology. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Her professional affiliations include Geisinger, Abington Health, and Lankenau Medical Center. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mehta honors. Dr. Mehta has an open panel. She graduated from the University of Mumbai and L.T. Municipal Medical College and then she performed her residency at Fox Chase Cancer Center.

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Dr. Eli Jack Glatstein, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3400 Spruce Street, Department of Radiation Oncology; 2 Donner Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Eli Glatstein's specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Glatstein's areas of expertise include the following: chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), acute leukemia, and chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Glatstein honors. After completing medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Stanford University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012; and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010 Top Docs issue. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Clinical interests: Blood Cancers, Sarcoma, Bone Problems, Skin Cancer, Chronic Myeloid Leukemia, Acute Leukemia, ... (Read more)

Dr. William Richard Rate, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; Concourse Level
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. William Rate specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Doylestown, PA and Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise include gynecological problems, rectal cancer, and lung cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rate takes. Dr. Rate is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Crozer-Chester Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2011-2012. Dr. Rate's professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Chester County Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Brain Cancer, Sarcoma, Brain Problems, Skin Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Rectal Cancer, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. James M Metz, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; Concourse Level
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. James Metz sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Metz include esophageal cancer, gallbladder cancer, and rectal cancer. His professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then he performed his residency at Cooper University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2011 through 2016.

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Anal Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Small ... (Read more)

Dr. Lydia Theresa Komarnicky, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
216 N Broad Street, Feinstein Building; 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Lydia Komarnicky's specialty is radiation oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Komarnicky include stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), brachytherapy (seed implants), and breast cancer. She is professionally affiliated with Drexel Medicine and Hahnemann University Hospital. She obtained her medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. She honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Komarnicky has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Named "Top Doctor" by Philadelphia magazine (2012-2016).

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Clinical interests: Brachytherapy, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Breast Cancer

Dr. James David Kolker, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
800 Spruce St- Radiation Onc
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. James Kolker is a radiation oncologist. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Kolker trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Brown University. Dr. Kolker accepts Highmark, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and more. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; Concourse Level
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Samuel Swisher-McClure is a radiation oncologist. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Swisher-McClure's education and training includes medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Neha Vapiwala, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; Concourse Level
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Neha Vapiwala's specialty is radiation oncology. In addition to English, she speaks Gujarati. Clinical interests for Dr. Vapiwala include bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and metastatic cancer. Dr. Vapiwala is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Before performing her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Dr. Vapiwala attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Vapiwala accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Clinical Trials, Penile Cancer, Bone Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Radiation Therapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lilie L Lin, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; Concourse Level
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Lilie Lin's specialty is radiation oncology. These areas are among Dr. Lin's clinical interests: ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer, and breast cancer. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. Her education and training includes medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Lin honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Clinical interests: Vaginal Cancer, Vulvar Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Endometrial Cancer, Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alexander Lin, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; Concourse Level
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Alexander Lin works as a radiation oncologist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include head and neck cancer. Dr. Lin's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lin takes. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Lin's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy, Lung Problems, Urologic Disorders, Head and Neck Cancer

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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.