We found 43 radiation oncologists who accept United Healthcare Compass HMO near Wynnewood, PA.

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

Dr. Marisa Weiss is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. She is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. She accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Weiss's practice is open to new patients. Dr. Weiss graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
100 East Lancaster Avenue
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Nalini Mehta is a radiation oncologist. She is professionally affiliated with Geisinger, Abington Health, and Lankenau Medical Center. She attended the University of Mumbai and L.T. Municipal Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Fox Chase Cancer Center for residency. Dr. Mehta's average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mehta accepts. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Mehta's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Michelle Alonso-Basanta's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Dr. Alonso-Basanta's education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Alonso-Basanta include stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer), and brain tumor. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issue. Dr. Alonso-Basanta (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. Dr. Alonso-Basanta is 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)

Specializes in Radiation Oncology
100 East Lancaster Avenue
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Albert Denittis' medical specialty is radiation oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Denittis include rectal cancer, brain aneurysm, and lung cancer. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Cooper University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Denittis attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Denittis has received distinctions including Main Line Health Top Doctor; "Top Doctors" in Oncology, Main Line Today; and Membership Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare. He is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System and Lankenau Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Brain Abscess, Brain Aneurysm, Rectal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gary Mitchel Freedman, BA, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
3900 Woodland Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Gary Freedman is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. He has a special interest in breast cancer. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. Dr. Freedman studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Fox Chase Cancer Center and Abington Memorial Hospital. Dr. Freedman accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Freedman include: Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issue, 2011- 2017 and Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Breast Cancer

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

Dr. Stephen Arrigo is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. His areas of expertise include stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), prostate brachytherapy, and prostate cancer. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Arrigo attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctors" in Oncology, Main Line Today. Dr. Arrigo (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with The Memorial Hospital of Salem County (MHSC) and Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Clinical interests: Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Prostate Brachytherapy, Prostate Cancer

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

Dr. Eli Glatstein's specialty is radiation oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Glatstein include chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), acute leukemia, and chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Glatstein takes. He obtained his medical school training at Stanford University School of Medicine and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Stanford University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. His distinctions 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. John Nicholas Lukens, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; Trc 2 West
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. John Lukens is a radiation oncology specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and throat cancer. Dr. Lukens is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lukens honors. Dr. Lukens attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Lukens (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Japanese.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Skin Cancer, Oral Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Rectal Cancer, Sinus ... (Read more)

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

Dr. James Metz's specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Metz's areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, gallbladder cancer, and rectal cancer. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He completed his residency training at Cooper University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Metz has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2011 through 2017. His professional 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 is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Plastaras 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. Dr. Plastaras is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. 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.

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

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

Dr. William Rate is a radiation oncologist in Doylestown, PA and Philadelphia, PA. His clinical interests include gynecological problems, rectal cancer, and lung cancer. Dr. Rate is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Chester County Hospital. 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 is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rate has received the following distinction: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2011-2012. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Erik Assarsson's specialty is radiation oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Assarsson include endometrial cancer, brain tumor, and skin cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Assarsson accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before performing his residency at Cooper University Hospital, Dr. Assarsson attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

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

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

Dr. Andre Konski's area of specialization is radiation oncology. His areas of expertise include the following: rectal cancer, throat cancer, and sinus cancer. Dr. Konski is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, Dr. Konski performed his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He has received distinctions including Recognized by America's Top Doctors; Recognized by Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issues, 2014 through 2017; and Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue.

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

Dr. Christopher John Gallagher, BS, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3900 Woodland Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Christopher Gallagher's specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Gallagher is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, Dr. Gallagher attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center.

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Dr. William Phillip Levin, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2 West3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. William Levin works as a radiation oncologist in Philadelphia, PA. These areas are among his clinical interests: gynecological problems, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and non-small cell lung cancer. Dr. Levin is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He graduated from Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. Dr. Levin honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Geiger attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His clinical interests include throat cancer, gamma knife radiosurgery, and ovarian cancer. Dr. Geiger is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is professionally affiliated with 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)

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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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