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We found 13 radiation oncologists who accept Blue Advantage Plus Bronze 104 near Austin, TX.

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

Dr. Carl Nuesch practices radiation oncology. Dr. Nuesch speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Texas Oncology and Seton Healthcare Family. He graduated from Oral Roberts University School of Medicine. Dr. Nuesch trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He accepts 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 specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Austin, TX. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wu graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Her 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 is a radiation oncology specialist in San Antonio, TX and Austin, TX. Dr. Dziuk's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Texas Oncology and Seton Healthcare Family.

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

Dr. Ryan Tierney is a specialist in radiation oncology. His professional affiliations include Texas Oncology and Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Tierney attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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

Dr. Srivani Thatikonda's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Dr. Thatikonda is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology and Seton Healthcare Family. She attended medical school at Siddhartha Medical College. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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

Dr. Teresa Boyle's medical specialty is radiation oncology. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Boyle attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. She has received the following distinctions: Assistant Professor, New England Med Center and 1988-90 Attending Phys Of The Year, Carney Hosp. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Boyle is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Kirsten Warhoe practices radiation oncology in Austin, TX. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Warhoe attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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

Dr. Shannon Cox, who practices in Austin, TX, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cox honors. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Cox is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Dr. George Rhamy Brown, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2600 East Mlk Boulevard
Austin, TX
 

Dr. George Brown is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Austin, TX. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brown honors. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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Dr. Douglas Jason Rivera, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2600 E. Martin Luther King Jr.
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Douglas Rivera is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Austin, TX and Georgetown, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Rivera attended medical school at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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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's specialties are gynecologic oncology and radiation oncology. He practices in Austin, TX. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Crozier is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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

Dr. Ahmad Ghafoori is a radiation oncology specialist in Austin, TX. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Ghafoori is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Dr. John Harrison Wilbanks, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2600 East Mlk Jr
Austin, TX
 

Dr. John Wilbanks' area of specialization is radiation oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Wilbanks attended medical school at Baylor College 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.