We found 6 radiation oncologists who accept Bronze Choice HSA 6300 - 2 with IVF near Galveston, TX.

Dr. Sandra Sue Hatch, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
301 University Boulevard; 1.400 Mccullough
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Sandra Hatch is a radiation oncology specialist. In her practice, she is particularly interested in cancer. Dr. Hatch's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). She studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Hatch's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She honors 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 the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Cancer

Dr. Martin Colman, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Nuclear Medicine
301 University Boulevard; Department of Radiation Oncology
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Martin Colman works as a radiation oncologist and nuclear medicine specialist in Galveston, TX and Houston, TX. After completing medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, he performed his residency at The Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital. Dr. Colman is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Colman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. Lee Roy Wiederhold III, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
301 University Blvd Rt 0711
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Lee Wiederhold is a radiation oncologist. Dr. Wiederhold studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wiederhold include cancer. Dr. Wiederhold accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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Clinical interests: Cancer

Dr. Melissa M Joyner, MBA, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Melissa Joyner's area of specialization is radiation oncology. She is especially interested in cancer. Dr. Joyner's professional affiliations include the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

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Clinical interests: Cancer

Dr. Todd Allen Swanson, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Todd Swanson practices radiation oncology. Dr. Swanson honors 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 Beaumont Hospitals, Dr. Swanson attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Ivan Kessel's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Dr. Kessel attended medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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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.