We found 14 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's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Dr. Hatch obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. In her practice, she is particularly interested in cancer. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hatch takes. Dr. Hatch has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Her professional affiliations include the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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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, who practices in Irving, TX and Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Areas of particular interest 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. He attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and subsequently trained at Harvard Radiation Oncology Program for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Lee is affiliated with 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 works as a radiation oncologist and nuclear medicine specialist. Dr. Colman (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). He graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. His residency was performed 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.

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

Dr. Melissa Joyner works as a radiation oncologist in Houston, TX and Galveston, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Joyner include cancer. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Joyner is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Joyner graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

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Clinical interests: Cancer

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. In addition to English, Dr. Blackburn speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital. Before completing his residency at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Dr. Blackburn attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Blackburn honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Houston, TX. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Ludwig is conversant in Spanish.

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Dr. Timothy Downey Wagner, MD, MBA
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1 Baylor Plaza; Ms 711
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Timothy Wagner is a radiation oncologist in Houston, TX. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine.

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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 is professionally affiliated with Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Dr. Weir is an in-network provider for 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 the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1401 St Joseph Parkway
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ivan Kessel practices radiation oncology. Dr. Kessel attended medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He is rated highly 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
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX
 

Dr. L. Carpenter is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Houston, TX. Dr. Carpenter is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 sees patients in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Yu is affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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

Dr. Sanjay Mehta sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mehta takes. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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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. Dr. Mok is in-network for 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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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1515 Holcombe Blvd-; Unit 1202
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Julia Oh practices radiation oncology. Dr. Oh takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago.

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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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