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We found 13 radiation oncologists who accept Blue Advantage Plus Gold 101 near Houston, TX.

Dr. Sandra Sue Hatch, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1401 St. Joseph Parkway; Sjmc Radiation Oncology Department
Houston, 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. 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. Martin Colman, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Nuclear Medicine
1401 St. Joseph Parkway
Houston, 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
1401 St. Joseph Parkway
Houston, 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

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1313 Hermann Drive; Radiation Oncology Department
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Blackburn is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Houston, TX. Dr. Blackburn is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Blackburn completed a residency program at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Blackburn takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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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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Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Raymond Weir is a specialist in radiation oncology, neuroradiology, and diagnostic radiology. He works in Houston, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Kingwood, TX. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Weir is professionally affiliated with Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1401 St Joseph Parkway
Houston, 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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Dr. Larry Steven Carpenter, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX
 

Dr. L. Carpenter is a radiation oncologist. Dr. Carpenter accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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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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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1515 Holcombe Blvd-; Unit 1202
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Julia Oh sees patients in Houston, TX. Her medical specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Oh accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago.

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Dr. Henry Mok, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1 Baylor Plaza; Ms Bcm360
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Henry Mok specializes in radiation oncology. Dr. Mok takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine.

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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.