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We found 6 radiologists who accept Humana Platinum 500/HMO Premier 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. Her clinical interests encompass cancer. Dr. Hatch's professional affiliations include the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. 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 training includes residency programs at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She has received the distinction of 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 is a medical specialist in radiation oncology and nuclear medicine. He attended the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and then went on to complete his residency at The Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital. Dr. Colman honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Colman (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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

Dr. Melissa Joyner, who practices in Houston, TX and Galveston, TX, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Her areas of expertise include cancer. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Joyner attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for residency. She takes 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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Clinical interests: Cancer

Dr. Fernando Cesani-Vazquez, MD
Specializes in Nuclear Medicine, Nuclear Radiology
301 University Blvd - radiology
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Fernando Cesani-Vazquez's medical specialty is nuclear medicine and nuclear radiology. Dr. Cesani-Vazquez is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Cesani-Vazquez has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Todd Swanson is a specialist in radiation oncology. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). Dr. Swanson accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Ivan Kessel is a specialist in radiation oncology. He is a graduate of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Dr. Kessel's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kessel honors.

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What is Radiology?

Radiologists are physicians who work with diagnostic imaging, such as x-rays and CT scans, or treatments that involve radiation. At first glance, these two fields may not seem related. However, many modern imaging techniques involve the use of radiation. There are also several different types of radiologist, including those that specialize in images and those that provide radiation treatment.

Diagnostic radiologists use medical imaging for diagnosing disease. Imaging procedures (such as x-rays, ultrasounds, and MRIs) use energy in the form of sound or radiation to create pictures of internal organs and structures.

Interventional radiologists use imaging for guiding certain minimally invasive medical procedures. A good example of this is the use of x-ray to guide catheters during angioplasty and the placement of stents in narrowed arteries.

Nuclear radiology involves the use of radioactive medication to diagnose or treat disease. Nuclear radiologists use medication that contains very small, safe amounts of radioactive material that can be detected by special machines. This allows them to gather information about how well the body is working. They can also use radioactive medications to treat certain illnesses, such as an overactive thyroid.

Radiation therapy or radiation oncology is the branch of radiology which uses radiation to treat cancer. The radiation is given at a higher dose, but it is very specifically targeted so that it only affects cancer cells.

Radiation, whether used in imaging or for treatment, is a powerful tool. Radiologists have the training and knowledge to use it safely.