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 oncologist. In her practice, she is particularly interested in cancer. Dr. Hatch's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). She attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Hatch is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. 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 works as a radiation oncologist in Irving, TX and Houston, TX. His clinical interests encompass proton therapy. Dr. Lee honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He trained at Harvard Radiation Oncology Program for residency. Dr. Lee has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Resources and Texas Oncology.

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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's specialties are radiation oncology and nuclear medicine. Dr. Colman is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Colman accepts. He obtained his medical school training at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and performed his residency at The Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Colman (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian.

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Dr. Melissa M Joyner, MBA, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1401 St. Joseph Parkway
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Melissa Joyner sees patients in Houston, TX and Galveston, TX. Her medical specialty is radiation oncology. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Joyner attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Her clinical interests encompass cancer. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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Clinical interests: Cancer

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

Dr. David Blackburn is a radiation oncology specialist. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Blackburn completed his residency training at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Blackburn speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital.

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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 is a radiation oncology specialist in Houston, TX. She graduated from Emory University School of Medicine. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Ludwig speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1401 St Joseph Parkway
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ivan Kessel is a radiation oncologist in Galveston, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Kessel attended medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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

Dr. Raymond Weir's medical specialty is radiation oncology, neuroradiology, and diagnostic radiology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weir honors. He is a graduate of 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
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX
 

Dr. L. Carpenter's specialty is radiation oncology. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Carpenter 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 specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Yu honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Sanjay Mehta practices radiation oncology in Houston, TX. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mehta honors.

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

Dr. Julia Oh is a specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Oh honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. 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's area of specialization is radiation oncology. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Mok is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and 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.
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