We found 9 radiation oncologists who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 100/1000 near Knoxville, TN.

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Dr. Joseph Randall Kelley, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1926 Alcoa Highway; Suite 130
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. Joseph Kelley's specialty is radiation oncology. His education and training includes medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kelley accepts. Dr. Kelley is affiliated with the University Physicians' Association and the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

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Dr. Steven Vaughn Dill, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1926 Alcoa Highway; Suite 130
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. Steven Dill is a radiation oncology specialist in Knoxville, TN. He is affiliated with the University Physicians' Association and the University of Tennessee Medical Center. After attending Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and the University of Virginia School of Medicine, Dr. Dill completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Humana, and Medicare.

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Dr. Daniel M Green, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1924 Alcoa Highway
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. Daniel Green works as a radiation oncologist in Knoxville, TN and Maryville, TN. Dr. Green attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Dartmouth Medical School for residency. He has indicated that his clinical interests include radiation therapy. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is affiliated with the University Physicians' Association.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Lee Jung Carder, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1940 Alcoa Highway; E40
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. Lee Carder practices radiation oncology. She is professionally affiliated with the University Physicians' Association and the University of Tennessee Medical Center. She attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for residency. Dr. Carder is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
900 E Oak Hill Avenue
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. Nilesh Patel specializes in radiation oncology. He studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Patel honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His professional affiliations include Turkey Creek Medical Center, Physicians Regional Medical Center (Naples, FL), and North Knoxville Medical Center.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
900 E Oak Hill Avenue
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. Srinivas Boppana practices radiation oncology. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Boppana's education and training includes medical school at Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. He is professionally affiliated with Turkey Creek Medical Center, Physicians Regional Medical Center (Naples, FL), and North Knoxville Medical Center.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
137 Blount Avenue Se
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. Joseph Meyer's medical specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Meyer takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
137 Blount Avenue, Se
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. Don Arwood practices radiation oncology. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1915 White Avenue
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. Daniel Scaperoth is a radiation oncologist in Knoxville, TN. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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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