We found 7 radiation oncologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Blue Advantage Plus near Dallas, TX.

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

Dr. Jerry Barker's area of specialization is radiation oncology. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Barker has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and Texas Oncology. Dr. Barker welcomes new patients.

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Dr. John Kevin OConnor, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Radiation Oncology
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. John O'Connor practices radiation oncology. His areas of expertise include lung cancer, gamma knife radiosurgery, and skull base surgery. Dr. O'Connor accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. His hospital/clinic 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. Brennen Scott Cheek, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3410 Worth Street; Suite 100
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Brennen Cheek is a Dallas, TX physician who specializes in radiation oncology. His education and training includes medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Cheek has a special interest in intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), and high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy. He accepts 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: 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 medical specialist in radiation oncology. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Gillette is affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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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 oncologist in Dallas, TX. Dr. Harris-Henderson is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Harris-Henderson honors. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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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's specialties are radiation oncology and medical oncology. He practices in Dallas, TX and Irving, TX. Dr. Wilcox is especially interested in urologic (genitourinary) cancer, lung cancer, and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wilcox attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center.

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

Dr. Granger Ryan Scruggs, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3410 Worth Street; Suite 100
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Granger Scruggs is a specialist in radiation oncology. His clinical interests include lung cancer, ovarian cancer, and endometrial cancer. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Scruggs's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. His professional affiliations include 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)

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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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