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 is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Barker studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Barker's professional affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and Texas Oncology. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. John O'Connor is a radiation oncologist in Dallas, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung cancer, gamma knife radiosurgery, and skull base surgery. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. O'Connor graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. His residency was performed 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, Robotic Stereotactic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Barry Wilcox's areas of specialization are radiation oncology and medical oncology; he sees patients in Dallas, TX and Irving, TX. He has indicated that his clinical interests include urologic (genitourinary) cancer, lung cancer, and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). 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. Wilcox studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Beth Israel Medical Center. Dr. Wilcox's professional affiliations include 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. Brennen Scott Cheek, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3410 Worth Street
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Brennen Cheek practices radiation oncology in Dallas, TX. In his practice, he is particularly interested in intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), and high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cheek honors. He studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Cheek completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology.

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Clinical interests: Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, High Dose Rate Brachytherapy

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

Dr. Arve Gillette is a radiation oncologist. Dr. Gillette takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Gillette is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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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. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Scruggs trained at Ohio State University Medical Center for his residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung cancer, ovarian cancer, and endometrial cancer. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. 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, High Dose Rate Brachytherapy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Gary Young works as a radiation oncologist. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Oral Roberts University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Young's professional affiliations include Weatherford Regional Medical Center and Texas Health Huguley Hospital. He is open to 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 is a radiation oncology specialist in Dallas, TX. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology. She is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Harris-Henderson honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, 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.
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