We found 11 radiation oncologists who accept Blue Advantage Plus Bronze 104 near Austin, TX.

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Dr. Carl E Nuesch, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
6204 Balcones Drive
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Carl Nuesch practices radiation oncology in Austin, TX. In addition to English, Dr. Nuesch speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Northwest Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Nuesch attended Oral Roberts University School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Catherine Suchia Wu, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4101 James Casey Street; Suite 100
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Catherine Wu is a specialist in radiation oncology. She works in Austin, TX. Her professional affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Northwest Hospital. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Wu studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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Dr. Teresa Boyle, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2600 E. Mlk Jr. Boulevard
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Teresa Boyle is a radiation oncologist. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Boyle accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received distinctions including Attending Phys Of The Year, Carney Hosp and Assistant Professor, New England Med Center. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Boyle's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Ryan Menzies Tierney, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4101 James Casey Street; Suite 100
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Ryan Tierney's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Dr. Tierney honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Oncology and Seton Healthcare Family.

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Dr. Timothy Wayne Dziuk, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
805 W. 37th Street
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Timothy Dziuk specializes in radiation oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Northwest Hospital. Dr. Dziuk obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dziuk accepts.

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Dr. Kirsten Anne Warhoe, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
11111 Research Boulevard Ll2; Office
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Kirsten Warhoe is an Austin, TX physician who specializes in radiation oncology. Dr. Warhoe takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge.

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Dr. Srivani Thatikonda, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
805 W 37th Street; Office
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Srivani Thatikonda, who practices in Austin, TX, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Thatikonda is professionally affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Northwest Hospital. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She attended medical school at Siddhartha Medical College.

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Dr. Ahmad Paiman Ghafoori, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2600 E Mlk Jr. Boulevard
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Ahmad Ghafoori's area of specialization is radiation oncology. He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ghafoori is affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge.

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Dr. John Harrison Wilbanks, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2600 E Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard; Office
Austin, TX
 

Dr. John Wilbanks works as a radiation oncologist in Austin, TX. Dr. Wilbanks's professional affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Shannon Douglass Cox, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
11111 Research Boulevard Ll2; Office
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Shannon Cox is a specialist in radiation oncology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Cox is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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Dr. Mark Allen Crozier, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Radiation Oncology
313 E 12th Street; Suite 101
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Mark Crozier is a gynecologic oncology and radiation oncology specialist. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Crozier studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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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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