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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 works as a radiation oncologist. Dr. Kelley is affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. 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).

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

Dr. Daniel Green works as a radiation oncologist. He has a special interest in radiation therapy. Dr. Green attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Dartmouth Medical School for residency. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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 sees patients in Knoxville, TN. Her medical specialty is radiation oncology. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Carder attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Carder is affiliated with 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 attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and the University of Virginia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University for residency. Dr. Dill honors Coventry, Humana, and Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
137 Blount Avenue Se
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. Joseph Meyer specializes in radiation oncology. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Meyer graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia.

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

Dr. Don Arwood's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Arwood honors.

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

Dr. Nilesh Patel practices radiation oncology in Knoxville, TN and Powell, TN. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from Emory University School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine.

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

Dr. Srinivas Boppana's specialty is radiation oncology. After attending Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Dr. Boppana completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Boppana accepts.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1915 White Avenue
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. Daniel Scaperoth's specialty is radiation oncology. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to 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.