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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, 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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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. In his practice, Dr. Freedman focuses on breast cancer. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. Dr. Freedman honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Fox Chase Cancer Center and Abington Memorial Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Freedman include: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2011- 2016 and Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Breast Cancer

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

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
100 East Lancaster Avenue
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Albert Denittis is a specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Denittis's areas of expertise include rectal cancer, lung cancer, and prostate cancer. His professional affiliations include Crozer-Keystone Health System and Lankenau Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Denittis's office for an appointment. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His training includes residency programs at Cooper University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Denittis has received professional recognition including the following: Main Line Health Top Doctor; Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctor; and US News and World Report Top Doctor Radiation Oncology.

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

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

Dr. Marisa Weiss' area of specialization is radiation oncology. She is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Weiss graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Weiss trained 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 distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. She has an open panel.

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Dr. John Peter Plastaras, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
51 N. 39th Street; Cupp Building, 1st Floor
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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Clinical interests: Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Rectal Cancer, Colon ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
100 East Lancaster Avenue
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Nalini Mehta specializes in radiation oncology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mehta attended the University of Mumbai and L.T. Municipal Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Fox Chase Cancer Center for residency. Her professional affiliations include Geisinger, Abington Health, and Lankenau Medical Center. She is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Eli Glatstein practices radiation oncology in Philadelphia, PA. His clinical interests include chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), acute leukemia, and chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Glatstein attended Stanford University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Stanford University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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. He 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. 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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Clinical interests: Brain Cancer, Sarcoma, Brain Problems, Skin Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Rectal Cancer, Lung ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Stephen Arrigo is a radiation oncologist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), prostate brachytherapy, and prostate cancer. Dr. Arrigo is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Arrigo trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Arrigo has received the distinction of "Top Doctors" in Oncology, Main Line Today. Dr. Arrigo (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. He is affiliated with The Memorial Hospital of Salem County and Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Clinical interests: Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Prostate Brachytherapy, 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. 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)

Dr. James David Kolker, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3400 Spruce Street
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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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; Concourse Level
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Samuel Swisher-McClure's area of specialization is radiation oncology. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After attending West Virginia University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Swisher-McClure's 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'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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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Clinical Trials, Penile Cancer, Bone Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Radiation Therapy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Alexander Lin, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3900 Woodland Avenue
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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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy, Lung Problems, Urologic Disorders, Head and Neck 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.