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We found 45 radiation oncologists who accept United Healthcare Compass 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 specializes in radiation oncology. Dr. Alonso-Basanta (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. Her areas of expertise include the following: 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 attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. She trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for her residency. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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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
3900 Woodland Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Gary Freedman practices radiation oncology. Before performing his residency at Fox Chase Cancer Center and Abington Memorial Hospital, Dr. Freedman attended Temple University School of Medicine. In his practice, Dr. Freedman focuses on breast cancer. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2011- 2016 and Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Freedman's professional 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
51 N. 39th Street; Cupp Building, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. John Plastaras' medical specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Plastaras's areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He 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. 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: 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 practices radiation oncology in Doylestown, PA and Philadelphia, PA. These areas are among his clinical interests: 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 accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Rate 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 the distinction of 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 East Lancaster Avenue
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Albert Denittis specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Wynnewood, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Denittis include rectal cancer, lung cancer, and prostate cancer. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Denittis graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he performed his residency at Cooper University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Denittis include: Main Line Health Top Doctor; Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctor; and US News and World Report Top Doctor Radiation Oncology. His professional affiliations include Crozer-Keystone Health System and Lankenau Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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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; 2 Donner Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Eli Glatstein practices radiation oncology. He attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Glatstein trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Stanford University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Areas of expertise for Dr. Glatstein include chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), acute leukemia, and chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Dr. Glatstein 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 radiation oncology specialist in West Chester, PA and Philadelphia, PA. After attending New York Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University of Rochester Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Konski's clinical interests: rectal cancer, throat cancer, and sinus cancer. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Konski has received include Recognized by America's Top Doctors 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)

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. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Weiss is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. She is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. James Kolker is a specialist in radiation oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Kolker is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His residency was performed at the University of Chicago Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Brown University. He honors Highmark, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and more.

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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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Metz include esophageal cancer, gallbladder cancer, and rectal cancer. Dr. Metz accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then he performed his residency at Cooper University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He has received the following distinction: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2011 through 2016. Dr. Metz is affiliated with 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 works as a radiation oncologist. Dr. Swisher-McClure is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He graduated from West Virginia University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His hospital/clinic 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, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. In addition to English, she speaks Gujarati. Clinical interests for Dr. Vapiwala include bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and metastatic cancer. She is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Vapiwala completed residency programs at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Dr. Vapiwala is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 practices radiation oncology. The average patient rating for Dr. Mehta is 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Mumbai and L.T. Municipal Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Fox Chase Cancer Center. She is professionally affiliated with Geisinger, Abington Health, and Lankenau Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Mehta's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Lilie L Lin, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3900 Woodland Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Lilie Lin's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lin include ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer, and breast cancer. Dr. Lin's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. She studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Lin's medical residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for 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 physician who specializes in radiation oncology. Dr. Lin's clinical interests encompass head and neck cancer. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Lin's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. 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: Radiation Therapy, Lung Problems, Urologic Disorders, Head and Neck Cancer

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

Dr. Stephen Arrigo is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Upland, PA, Broomall, PA, and Glen Mills, PA. In Dr. Arrigo's practice, he is particularly interested in stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), prostate brachytherapy, and prostate cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include The Memorial Hospital of Salem County and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctors" in Oncology, Main Line Today. In addition to English, Dr. Arrigo (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian.

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Clinical interests: Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Prostate Brachytherapy, Prostate Cancer

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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.