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We found 8 radiation oncologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold HMO near Dallas, TX.

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Dr. Jerry Lee Barker Sr., MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Jerry Barker practices radiation oncology. His professional affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and Texas Oncology. Dr. Barker 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. He is accepting new patients. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Dr. Barry Neal Wilcox, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology
3410 Worth Street; Suite 100
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Barry Wilcox specializes in radiation oncology and medical oncology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wilcox include urologic (genitourinary) cancer, lung cancer, and stereotactic radiosurgery. Dr. Wilcox accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center. Dr. Wilcox is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology.

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Clinical interests: Urologic Cancer, Lung Cancer, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Head and Neck Cancer, Breast Cancer

Dr. John Kevin OConnor, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Radiation Oncology
3600 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. John O'Connor practices radiation oncology in Dallas, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. O'Connor include spine tumor, lung cancer, and gamma knife radiosurgery. Dr. O'Connor takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology.

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Clinical interests: Liver Cancer, Skull Base Surgery, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Skull Base Tumors, Cyberknife ... (Read more)

Dr. Brennen Scott Cheek, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3410 Worth Street
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Brennen Cheek is a radiation oncology specialist. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Cheek attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Cheek include stereotactic radiosurgery. Dr. Cheek is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology.

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Clinical interests: Stereotactic Radiosurgery

Dr. Arve Ward Gillette, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1441 N. Beckley Avenue; Suite 102
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Arve Gillette practices radiation oncology. He is affiliated with Texas Oncology. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Gillette honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Granger Ryan Scruggs, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3410 Worth Street
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Granger Scruggs practices radiation oncology in Irving, TX and Dallas, TX. Dr. Scruggs's areas of expertise include lung cancer, ovarian cancer, and endometrial cancer. 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. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Scruggs is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology.

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Clinical interests: Lung Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, Uterine Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Endometrial ... (Read more)

Dr. Gary Stephen Young, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
5801 Forest Park Road
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Gary Young practices radiation oncology in Weatherford, TX, Burleson, TX, and Fort Worth, TX. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Young attended Oral Roberts University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Weatherford Regional Medical Center and Texas Health Huguley Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Kesha Richelle Harris Henderson, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1441 N. Beckley Avenue; Suite 102
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Kesha Harris-Henderson sees patients in Dallas, TX. Her medical specialty is radiation oncology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Harris-Henderson takes. Dr. Harris-Henderson studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. She is affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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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.