We found 44 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 is a specialist in radiation oncology. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, she performed her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. In her practice, Dr. Alonso-Basanta focuses on stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer), and brain tumor. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Alonso-Basanta (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. Dr. Alonso-Basanta is professionally 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)

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

Dr. Gary Freedman's specialty is radiation oncology. In his practice, Dr. Freedman focuses on breast cancer. Dr. Freedman's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. He attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Freedman trained at Fox Chase Cancer Center and Abington Memorial Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has received distinctions including Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2011- 2016 and Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Breast Cancer

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

Dr. Marisa Weiss' specialty is radiation oncology. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Weiss attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Weiss has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Weiss welcomes 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 is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works 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 Chester County Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rate accepts. He welcomes new patients. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Crozer-Chester Medical Center, Dr. Rate attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Rate 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. 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. These areas are among his clinical interests: rectal cancer, throat cancer, and sinus cancer. Dr. Konski's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He is a graduate of New York Medical College and a graduate of the University of Rochester Medical Center's residency program. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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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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 works as a radiation oncologist. Dr. Denittis is especially interested in rectal cancer, lung cancer, and prostate cancer. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Denittis accepts. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Denittis completed residency programs at Cooper University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Main Line Health Top Doctor; Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctor; and US News and World Report Top Doctor Radiation Oncology. Dr. Denittis is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System and Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Denittis is open to new patients.

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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. Dr. Metz's clinical interests include esophageal cancer, gallbladder cancer, and rectal cancer. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Cooper University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Metz attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Metz has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2011 through 2016. He is professionally 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)

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

Dr. John Plastaras' area of specialization is radiation oncology. Dr. Plastaras's clinical interests include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

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

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. His clinical interests include chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), acute leukemia, and chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Dr. Glatstein graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Stanford University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. 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.

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Clinical interests: Blood Cancers, Sarcoma, Bone Problems, Skin Cancer, Chronic Myeloid Leukemia, Acute Leukemia, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Lilie Lin, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Her areas of expertise include the following: ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer, and breast cancer. Dr. Lin takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Lin completed her residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Her 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
3900 Woodland Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Alexander Lin practices radiation oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lin include head and neck cancer. Dr. Lin is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Lin attended the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Lin is an in-network provider for 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. Robert Allan Lustig, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; Concourse Level
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Robert Lustig is a radiation oncology specialist in Philadelphia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Lustig include spine tumor, thyroid cancer, and brain cancer. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, Dr. Lustig completed his residency training at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York and Jefferson University Hospitals. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 medical specialty is radiation oncology. She is a graduate of the University of Mumbai and L.T. Municipal Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Mehta completed a residency program at Fox Chase Cancer Center. Patient reviews placed Dr. Mehta at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Geisinger, Abington Health, and Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Mehta 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 specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Upland, PA, Broomall, PA, and Glen Mills, PA. His areas of expertise consist of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), prostate brachytherapy, and prostate cancer. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Arrigo honors. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, Dr. Arrigo completed his residency training 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. 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 specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise include throat cancer, gamma knife radiosurgery, and ovarian cancer. Dr. Geiger is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. 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 specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Bryn Mawr, PA and Newtown Square, PA. He has a special interest in endometrial cancer, brain tumor, and skin cancer. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Cooper University Hospital, Dr. Assarsson attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Immunodeficiency, Endometrial Cancer, Skin Cancer, Lymphoma, 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.
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