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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 sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Desai trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Desai's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, pancreas problems, and brachytherapy (seed implants). Dr. Desai accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. He speaks Gujarati. His professional affiliations include Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Main Campus and Houston Methodist.

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Clinical interests: Brain Cancer, Skin Cancer, Oral Cancer, Pancreas Problems, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Skin Lesions, ... (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 radiation oncology specialist in Irving, TX and Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lee include proton therapy. Dr. Lee's professional affiliations include Texas Health Resources and Texas Oncology. He attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Lee trained at Harvard Radiation Oncology Program for his residency. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. 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 is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After completing medical school at Rush Medical College, Dr. Ko 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. She 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's medical specialty is radiation oncology. These areas are among Dr. Shadle's clinical interests: brachytherapy (seed implants), lung cancer, and colon cancer. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is a graduate of the University of Arizona College of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for her residency. Dr. Shadle takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Brain Cancer, Colon Cancer, Lung 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 works as a pediatric radiologist and radiation oncologist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: brachytherapy (seed implants), breast cancer, and brain cancer. Dr. Teh is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Teh's office for an appointment. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Queensland School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Brain Cancer, Cancer, 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 medical specialist in pediatric radiology and radiation oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Butler include bladder cancer, pancreas problems, and leukemia. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Butler performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Butler is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in pediatric radiology and radiation oncology and practices in Houston, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Blanco is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology.

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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 specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Houston, TX. Dr. Hamberger takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of 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 physician who specializes in radiation oncology. His areas of expertise include the following: brachytherapy (seed implants), lung cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Shkedy is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He studied medicine at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Brain Cancer, Skin Cancer, Oral Cancer, Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Brachytherapy, Breast Cancer, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michelle Ludwig's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Dr. Ludwig is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She 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 practices radiation oncology. Dr. Ahmad's education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Tse-Kuan Yu is a specialist in radiation oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yu honors. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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

Dr. Sanjay Mehta works as a radiation oncologist. Dr. Mehta attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 radiation oncology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Farach include bladder cancer, brachytherapy (seed implants), and lung cancer. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. 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, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Breast Cancer, ... (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.