We found 38 providers matching radiation therapy and who accept MultiPlan 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. She has a special interest in stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer), and brain tumor. She is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. Dr. Alonso-Basanta honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and a graduate of NYU Langone Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Alonso-Basanta (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), radiation therapy

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $341
  • Medicare Cost: $108
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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Konski include rectal cancer, throat cancer, and sinus cancer. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Konski accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, he performed his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He 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.

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Relevant Interests: , stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), Gamma Knife radiosurgery, radiation therapy

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 60
  • Uninsured Cost: $237 - $1,722
  • Medicare Cost: $106 - $214
Dr. John Peter Plastaras, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; Concourse Level
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. John Plastaras, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. Plastaras attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , proton therapy, radiation therapy

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $341
  • Medicare Cost: $108
Dr. William Richard Rate, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; Concourse Level
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. William Rate, who practices in Doylestown, PA and Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Before completing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Crozer-Chester Medical Center, Dr. Rate attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: gynecological problems, rectal cancer, and lung cancer. Dr. Rate honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rate has received the following distinction: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2011-2012. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Chester County Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , radiation therapy

All Interests: Brain Cancer, Sarcoma, Brain Problems, Skin Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Rectal Cancer, Lung ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $341
  • Medicare Cost: $108
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. His areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, gallbladder cancer, and rectal cancer. Dr. Metz is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He trained at Cooper University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Dr. Metz has received the following distinction: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2011 through 2016. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 28
  • Uninsured Cost: $341
  • Medicare Cost: $108
Dr. James David Kolker, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
800 Spruce St- Radiation Onc
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. James Kolker's specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Kolker is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Highmark, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA. 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.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $341
  • Medicare Cost: $108
Dr. Neha Vapiwala, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; Concourse Level
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Neha Vapiwala's specialty is radiation oncology. Her clinical interests include bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and metastatic cancer. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Dr. Vapiwala attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Vapiwala is conversant in Gujarati. She is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , radiation therapy

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $341
  • Medicare Cost: $108
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. Dr. Lustig's areas of expertise include spine tumor, thyroid cancer, and brain cancer. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York and Jefferson University Hospitals. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , radiation therapy

All Interests: Brain Cancer, Brain Problems, Skin Cancer, Spine Tumor, Cancer, Eye Problems, Brain Tumor, Thyroid ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $341
  • Medicare Cost: $108
Dr. Keith Albert Cengel, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; Concourse Level
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Keith Cengel works as a radiation oncologist. Dr. Cengel's areas of expertise include the following: non-small cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer, and photodynamic therapy (PDT). He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cengel accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , radiation therapy

All Interests: Tumor, Thoracic Problems, Bone Cancer, Radiation Therapy, Lung Problems, Neuroendocrine Disorders, ... (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. Before performing her residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Lin attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Lin include ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer, and breast cancer. Dr. Lin accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with 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)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $341
  • Medicare Cost: $108
Dr. Alexander Lin, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; Concourse Level
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Alexander Lin, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Lin has indicated that his clinical interests include head and neck cancer. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , radiation therapy

All Interests: Radiation Therapy, Lung Problems, Urologic Disorders, Head and Neck Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $341
  • Medicare Cost: $108
Dr. Justin Eli Bekelman, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3400 Spruce Street; 2 Donner Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Justin Bekelman is a radiation oncology specialist in Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. Dr. Bekelman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Bekelman attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. He trained at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , radiation therapy

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Penile Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Radiation Therapy, Urologic Disorders, Testicular ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $341
  • Medicare Cost: $108
Dr. Geoffrey Alan Geiger, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
800 Spruce Street; Pennsylvania Hospital, Widener Basement, Rad Onc
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Geoffrey Geiger practices radiation oncology in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Geiger's clinical interests include throat cancer, gamma knife radiosurgery, and ovarian cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), Gamma Knife radiosurgery, radiation therapy

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

Dr. John Paul Christodouleas, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. John Christodouleas is a radiation oncologist in Philadelphia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Christodouleas include bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended Tufts University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Lemuel Shattuck Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency.

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Clinical Interests: Bladder Cancer, Penile Cancer, Training, Kidney Cancer, Testicular Cancer, Prostate Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $341
  • Medicare Cost: $105
Dr. Brian Edward Lally, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Brian Lally is a radiation oncologist in Philadelphia, PA and Doylestown, PA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lally include stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and thoracic cancer. Dr. Lally's professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Geisinger Medical Center and Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Lally accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart.

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Relevant Interests: , stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS)

All Interests: Thoracic Cancer, Stereotactic Radiosurgery

Dr. William Phillip Levin, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; Concourse Level
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. William Levin works as a radiation oncologist. His areas of expertise include the following: gynecological problems, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and non-small cell lung cancer. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Levin is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He graduated from Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , radiation therapy

All Interests: Bone Cancer, Sarcoma, Brain Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Lung Problems, Skin Issues, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $341
  • Medicare Cost: $108

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What is Radiation Therapy?

Radiation therapy, or radiotherapy, uses high energy rays to treat tumors or cancer. Radiation damages the DNA of cancer cells, killing them or making it impossible for them to divide and for cancer to spread. Radiation therapy can be used alone or in combination with surgery or other treatments, such as chemotherapy. It is an option for tumors that cannot be easily accessed surgically, such as those at the base of the skull, and it can be used following surgical cancer treatment to remove remaining cancerous tissue and prevent recurrence of cancer. Sometimes radiation therapy is used as a palliative treatment to shrink tumors. Rather than cure your condition, palliative treatments treat symptoms, such as pain caused by spinal tumors and problems with eating or drinking caused by esophageal tumors.

The type of therapy you receive will depend on the size, type, and location of your tumor or cancer, as well as the sensitivity of the surrounding healthy tissue, your age, and your medical history. Radiation treatment may be delivered in two ways:

  • Internally, meaning radioactive material is placed inside of your body. Brachytherapy is a commonly used method of internal radiation therapy. Using catheters or needles, radioactive seeds or pellets are placed inside the body, and over the course of several weeks or a few months, the seeds will deliver radiation. Permanent brachytherapy leaves the seeds in your body permanently without causing side effects while temporary brachytherapy removes them after a treatment session.
  • Externally, using a machine that aims radiation beams outside of your body. External radiation therapy is also known as external beam radiation therapy (EBRT). There are several types of EBRT, which differ in intensity and type of beams used. EBRT can be done before surgery (preoperatively), during surgery (intraoperatively), or after surgery (post-operatively).

Before you undergo radiation therapy, a team of medical professionals, including a radiation oncologist, will work with you to determine a treatment plan. This will involve mapping the area around the tumor or cancer, determining proper positioning for treatment delivery, and determining dosage. Treatment delivery will occur in sessions over the course of several weeks or months, depending on the type and size of cancer and its location in the body, among other factors.

Although radiation therapy aims to target only cancerous cells, damage to normal healthy cells may occur. You might experience side effects from radiation during treatment or in the months and years following it. They are dependent on the areas treated and may include fatigue, nausea, vomiting, skin irritation, hair loss, memory loss, and infertility. Your oncologist will take into account the amount of radiation that different areas of your body can receive safely while determining your treatment plan.