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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 is a specialist in radiation oncology. She works in Philadelphia, PA. These areas are among Dr. Alonso-Basanta's clinical interests: stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer), and brain tumor. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Alonso-Basanta (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. Her professional affiliations include 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's medical specialty is radiation oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Freedman include breast cancer. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Freedman attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Fox Chase Cancer Center and Abington Memorial Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2011- 2016 and Philadelphia Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Breast Cancer

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

Dr. John Plastaras is a radiation oncologist in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Plastaras's areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Plastaras is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical 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 is a radiation oncology specialist in Doylestown, PA and Philadelphia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Rate include gynecological problems, rectal cancer, and lung cancer. Dr. Rate's professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Abington Health. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rate is accepting new patients. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Crozer-Chester Medical Center for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2011-2012.

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

Dr. Albert Stephen Denittis, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
100 E Lancaster Avenue
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Albert Denittis' specialty is radiation oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Denittis include rectal cancer, lung cancer, and prostate cancer. He is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System and Lankenau Medical Center. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Denittis graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He trained at Cooper University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for residency. His distinctions include: 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. 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 specialist in radiation oncology. His areas of expertise include chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), acute leukemia, and chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. Glatstein attended Stanford University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Stanford University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He has received the following distinctions: 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 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. 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 is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Konski include rectal cancer, throat cancer, and sinus cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He graduated from New York Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Konski completed a residency program at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Konski's distinctions include: Recognized by America's Top Doctors and Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Doctors annually from 2014 through 2016.

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

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

Dr. Marisa Weiss is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. Dr. Weiss attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. She has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. She is open to new patients.

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

Dr. James Kolker's area of specialization is radiation oncology. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Brown University. He is in-network for Highmark, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kolker's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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

Dr. James Metz works as a radiation oncologist in Philadelphia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Metz include esophageal cancer, gallbladder cancer, and rectal cancer. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Metz attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Cooper University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Metz has received the following distinction: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2011 through 2016. His professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Samuel Swisher-McClure, who practices in West Chester, PA and Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Swisher-McClure's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He attended West Virginia University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is an in-network provider for 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. Dr. Vapiwala attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Her areas of expertise include bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and metastatic cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vapiwala honors. She is conversant in Gujarati. Dr. Vapiwala'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: Bladder Cancer, Clinical Trials, Penile Cancer, Bone Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Radiation Therapy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
100 East Lancaster Avenue
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Nalini Mehta specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Allentown, PA, Chalfont, PA, and Wynnewood, PA. Before performing her residency at Fox Chase Cancer Center, Dr. Mehta attended the University of Mumbai and L.T. Municipal Medical College for medical school. On average, patients gave Dr. Mehta a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. She is affiliated with Geisinger, Abington Health, and Lankenau Medical Center. She welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Lilie L Lin, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Univ of Penn Radiation Onc; Perelman Center Advanced Medicine Trc 2 West
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Lilie Lin's area of specialization is radiation oncology. These areas are among her clinical interests: ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer, and breast cancer. Dr. Lin accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Lin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center.

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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 specializes in radiation oncology. His areas of expertise include head and neck cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. Dr. Lin is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. Dr. Lin honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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

Dr. Jay Fitzgerald Dorsey, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3400 Spruce Street; 2 Donner
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Jay Dorsey works as a radiation oncologist in Philadelphia, PA. After completing medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine, Dr. Dorsey performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). His clinical interests include brain tumor. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dorsey takes. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Chestnut Hill Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Spinal Cord Problems, Cancer, Brain Tumor

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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.