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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 specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, pancreas problems, and brachytherapy (seed implants). Dr. Desai honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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 following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. He is conversant in Gujarati. Dr. Desai is professionally affiliated with 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 sees patients in Irving, TX and Houston, TX. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Lee include proton therapy. 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. Lee studied medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Harvard Radiation Oncology Program. Dr. Lee has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Resources and Texas Oncology.

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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's specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Ko accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Ko is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital.

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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 radiation oncologist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Shadle's areas of expertise include brachytherapy (seed implants), colon cancer, and breast cancer. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Shadle takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to 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 is a medical specialist in pediatric radiology and radiation oncology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include brachytherapy (seed implants), breast cancer, and brain cancer. Dr. Teh's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is a graduate of the University of Queensland School of Medicine. Dr. Teh's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. 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 has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He 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 is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in pediatric radiology and radiation oncology. Dr. Butler is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. He trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, pancreas problems, and leukemia. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Butler's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Brain Cancer, Skin Cancer, Colon Cancer, Pancreas Problems, Leukemia, Lymphoma, Skin Lesions, Head ... (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 is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology. Dr. Blanco is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Arthur Donald Hamberger, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2724 Yale Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Arthur Hamberger's specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Hamberger takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He is professionally 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. Clive Ilan Shkedy, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Clive Shkedy is a radiation oncology specialist in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: brachytherapy (seed implants), colon cancer, and breast cancer. Dr. Shkedy is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He attended medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 works as a radiation oncologist in Houston, TX. She takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Ludwig studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks 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 is a radiation oncology specialist. Dr. Ahmad is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital. She obtained her medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Tse-Kuan Yu is a radiation oncologist. Dr. Yu is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. 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, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mehta takes. He attended medical school 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 works as a radiation oncologist in Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, brachytherapy (seed implants), and breast cancer. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Farach studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Farach trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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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.