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We found 14 radiation oncologists who accept Aetna EPO near Houston, TX.

Dr. Snehal Subodh Desai, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
One Baylor Plaza; Department of Radiology
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Snehal Desai is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, pancreas problems, and brachytherapy (seed implants). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Desai graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Desai speaks Gujarati. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Main Campus and Houston Methodist.

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Clinical interests: Brain Cancer, Skin Cancer, Oral Cancer, Pancreas Problems, Lymphoma, Skin Lesions, Head and Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Kihyuk Lee, MPH, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1840 Old Spanish Trail; Unit 1150
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Andrew Lee is a specialist in radiation oncology. He has a special interest in proton therapy. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Resources and Texas Oncology. Dr. Lee takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After attending the University of Minnesota Medical School, Dr. Lee completed his residency training at Harvard Radiation Oncology Program. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Proton Therapy

Dr. Mi Kyung Kyung Ko, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1631 North Loop West; Suite 150
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mi Ko works as a radiation oncologist in Houston, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Humble, TX. Dr. Ko is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Ko attended Rush Medical College for medical school. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars.

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Dr. Kathleen Mesbergen Shadle, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
6565 Fannin Street; Suite Ax121b
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kathleen Shadle is a specialist in radiation oncology. She works in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. She attended the University of Arizona College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Areas of expertise for Dr. Shadle include brachytherapy (seed implants), colon cancer, and breast cancer. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Brain Cancer, Colon Cancer, Brachytherapy, Breast Cancer

Dr. Bin Sing Teh, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Radiology, Radiation Oncology
6565 Fannin Db 1-077
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Bin Teh practices pediatric radiology and radiation oncology in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Teh include brachytherapy (seed implants), breast cancer, and brain cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Teh's education and training includes medical school at the University of Queensland School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Teh is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Brain Cancer, Cancer, Brain Tumor, Brachytherapy, Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Edward Brian Butler, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Radiology, Radiation Oncology
1130 Earle St. Ax 121b
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Edward Butler's specialties are pediatric radiology and radiation oncology. He practices in Houston, TX. Dr. Butler's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, pancreas problems, and leukemia. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Butler attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Butler welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Brain Cancer, Skin Cancer, Colon Cancer, Pancreas Problems, Leukemia, Lymphoma, Skin Lesions, Head ... (Read more)

Dr. Arthur Donald Hamberger, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1631 North Loop W; Suite 150
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Arthur Hamberger is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in radiation oncology. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hamberger accepts. Dr. Hamberger studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He is affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Colon Cancer, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Breast Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, Prostate ... (Read more)

Dr. Angel Ignacio Blanco, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Radiology, Radiation Oncology
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 2800
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Angel Blanco is a medical specialist in pediatric radiology and radiation oncology. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology for residency. Dr. Blanco's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Clive Ilan Shkedy, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Clive Shkedy is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. He is a graduate of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Dr. Shkedy's areas of expertise include brachytherapy (seed implants), colon cancer, and breast cancer. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Brain Cancer, Skin Cancer, Oral Cancer, Colon Cancer, Brachytherapy, Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Michelle Suzanne Ludwig, MPH, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1515 Holcombe Boulevard; Box 0097
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michelle Ludwig is a radiation oncologist. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Ludwig is conversant in Spanish.

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Dr. Neelofur Rahman Ahmad, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1631 North Loop W; Suite 150
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Neelofur Ahmad's specialty is radiation oncology. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital. Dr. Ahmad honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Tse-Kuan Yu is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Yu takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
9150 S Main Street; Suite A-3
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sanjay Mehta's specialty is radiation oncology. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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Dr. Andrew M Farach, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
6565 Fannin St. Db1-077
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Andrew Farach is a specialist in radiation oncology. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Farach's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, brachytherapy (seed implants), and breast cancer. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Brachytherapy, Brain Cancer, Skin Cancer, Lymphoma, Breast Cancer, Head and Neck ... (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.