We found 47 radiation oncologists who accept Coventry Silver HMO near Wynnewood, PA.

Dr. Michelle Alonso Alonso-Basanta, PhD, MD, BA
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3900 Woodland Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Michelle Alonso-Basanta's specialty is radiation oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Alonso-Basanta include stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer), and brain tumor. Dr. Alonso-Basanta accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to 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) 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)

Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Nuclear Medicine
2010 West Chester Pike; Suite 115
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Luther Brady is a specialist in radiation oncology and nuclear medicine. He works in Philadelphia, PA and Havertown, PA. In addition to English, Dr. Brady (or staff) speaks German and French. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Brady include prostate problems, brachytherapy (seed implants), and breast issues. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Crozer-Keystone Health System and Hahnemann University Hospital. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Brady trained at a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College for his residency. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Fellowship, National Cancer Institute; Fellowship, American Cancer Society; and Research Fellowship, National Cancer Institute.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Brachytherapy, Breast Issues, Brain Problems, Robotic Stereotactic Radiosurgery

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

Dr. Marisa Weiss is a Wynnewood, PA physician who specializes in radiation oncology. She accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Weiss's medical residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Weiss is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. William Rate's specialty is radiation oncology. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Rate completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Crozer-Chester Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Rate include gynecological problems, rectal cancer, and lung cancer. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2011-2012. Dr. Rate is professionally 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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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's specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Konski's clinical interests include rectal cancer, throat cancer, and sinus cancer. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, he performed his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center. 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. Dr. Konski is professionally affiliated with 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 East Lancaster Avenue
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Albert Denittis is a radiation oncology specialist. He obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and performed his residency at Cooper University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. His areas of expertise include rectal cancer, lung cancer, and prostate cancer. Dr. Denittis is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Crozer-Keystone Health System and Lankenau Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. James M Metz, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
51 N. 39th Street; Cupp Building, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. James Metz works as a radiation oncologist in Philadelphia, PA. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, gallbladder cancer, and rectal cancer. Dr. Metz accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and 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 hospital/clinic affiliations include 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)

Dr. John Peter Plastaras, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
51 N. 39th Street; Cupp Building, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. John Plastaras practices radiation oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Plastaras include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Plastaras attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He 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. Lilie L Lin, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3900 Woodland Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Lilie Lin is a specialist in radiation oncology. She works in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Lin's areas of expertise include ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer, and breast cancer. Her professional 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. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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
3900 Woodland Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Alexander Lin is a radiation oncology specialist. In his practice, Dr. Lin focuses on head and neck cancer. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lin studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. 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: Radiation Therapy, Lung Problems, Urologic Disorders, Head and Neck Cancer

Dr. Robert Allan Lustig, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; Concourse Level
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Robert Lustig is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. His areas of expertise include spine tumor, thyroid cancer, and brain cancer. Dr. Lustig takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Lustig trained 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
100 East Lancaster Avenue
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Nalini Mehta's specialty is radiation oncology. Her professional affiliations include Geisinger, Abington Health, and Lankenau Medical Center. She studied medicine at the University of Mumbai and L.T. Municipal Medical College. Dr. Mehta's training includes a residency program at Fox Chase Cancer Center. Dr. Mehta is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mehta takes. She is open to new patients.

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Dr. Stephen Anthony Arrigo, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
30 Lawrence Road; Suite 200
Broomall, PA
 

Dr. Stephen Arrigo is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. Dr. Arrigo graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for his residency. His areas of expertise include the following: stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), prostate brachytherapy, and prostate cancer. Dr. Arrigo is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of "Top Doctors" in Oncology, Main Line Today. In addition to English, Dr. Arrigo (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. Dr. Arrigo's hospital/clinic affiliations include The Memorial Hospital of Salem County and Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Clinical interests: Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Prostate Brachytherapy, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Geoffrey Alan Geiger, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; Concourse Level
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Geoffrey Geiger is a radiation oncology specialist in Philadelphia, PA. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Geiger trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. These areas are among Dr. Geiger's clinical interests: throat cancer, gamma knife radiosurgery, and ovarian cancer. Dr. Geiger is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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

Specializes in Radiation Oncology
130 South Bryn Mawr Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Erik Assarsson is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, he completed his residency training at Cooper University Hospital. In his practice, Dr. Assarsson focuses on endometrial cancer, brain tumor, and skin cancer. Dr. Assarsson honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. James David Kolker, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. James Kolker's medical specialty is radiation oncology. Before performing his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Brown University, Dr. Kolker attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. Dr. Kolker is in-network for 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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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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