We found 46 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 practices radiation oncology in Philadelphia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Alonso-Basanta include stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer), and brain tumor. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Alonso-Basanta (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. Dr. Alonso-Basanta is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center.

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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 is a Philadelphia, PA physician who specializes in radiation oncology. He obtained his medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Fox Chase Cancer Center and Abington Memorial Hospital. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Freedman include breast cancer. Dr. Freedman is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has received distinctions including 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. Marisa C Weiss, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
100 E. Lancaster Avenue
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Marisa Weiss works as a radiation oncologist in Wynnewood, PA. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Weiss has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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 is a radiation oncology specialist in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Plastaras's areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Plastaras graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

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Clinical interests: Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Rectal Cancer, Colon ... (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. These areas are among Dr. Rate's clinical interests: gynecological problems, rectal cancer, and lung cancer. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Crozer-Chester Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2011-2012. His professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Chester County Hospital. Dr. Rate's practice is open to new patients.

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

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 works as a radiation oncologist in West Chester, PA and Philadelphia, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Konski include rectal cancer, throat cancer, and sinus cancer. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before performing his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Dr. Konski attended New York Medical College for medical school. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 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 professional 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)

Specializes in Radiation Oncology
100 E Lancaster Avenue
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Albert Denittis is a radiation oncologist in Wynnewood, PA. Dr. Denittis has a special interest in rectal cancer, lung cancer, and prostate cancer. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Denittis completed residency programs at Cooper University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Denittis has received the following distinctions: Main Line Health Top Doctor; Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctor; and US News and World Report Top Doctor Radiation Oncology. He is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System and Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Denittis is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. James Metz, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Metz include esophageal cancer, gallbladder cancer, and rectal cancer. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Metz attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Metz completed his residency training at Cooper University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has received the distinction of 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. Eli Jack Glatstein, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3400 Spruce Street, Department of Radiation Oncology; 2 Donner Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Eli Glatstein is a radiation oncology specialist in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Glatstein's areas of expertise include chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), acute leukemia, and chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. After attending Stanford University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Stanford University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Glatstein include: 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.

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

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

Dr. Lilie Lin sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. Her medical specialty is radiation oncology. These areas are among her clinical interests: ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer, and breast cancer. She is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. Dr. Lin accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Lin attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Robert Allan Lustig, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Hup - Depart of Rad Onc; The Perelman Center for Adv. Med.trc 2 West
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Robert Lustig practices radiation oncology in Philadelphia, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lustig include spine tumor, acoustic neuroma, and thyroid cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lustig takes. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York and Jefferson University Hospitals. 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: Brain Cancer, Brain Problems, Skin Cancer, Spine Tumor, Cancer, Eye Problems, Brain Tumor, Thyroid ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Keith Cengel works as a radiation oncologist in Philadelphia, PA. In Dr. Cengel's practice, he is particularly interested in non-small cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer, and photodynamic therapy (PDT). He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. 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: Tumor, Thoracic Problems, Bone Cancer, Radiation Therapy, Lung Problems, Neuroendocrine Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. William Thomas Grizos, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Penn Radiation Oncology; Penn Radiation Oncology at Chestnut Hill
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. William Grizos' area of specialization is radiation oncology. Dr. Grizos honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Grizos completed a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Grizos is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Chestnut Hill Hospital.

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

Dr. James Kolker works as a radiation oncologist. He accepts Highmark, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and more. Dr. Kolker attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Brown University. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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

Dr. Neha Vapiwala's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Her areas of expertise include bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and metastatic cancer. Her professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Vapiwala is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vapiwala attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. She speaks Gujarati.

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Clinical interests: Bone Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Cancer, Metastatic Cancer, Alternative Medicine, Testicular Cancer, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Radiation Oncology
100 East Lancaster Avenue
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Nalini Mehta works as a radiation oncologist. She is rated highly by her patients. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Mumbai and L.T. Municipal Medical College, Dr. Mehta performed her residency at Fox Chase Cancer Center. Her professional affiliations include Geisinger, Abington Health, and Lankenau Medical Center. She welcomes new patients.

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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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