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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 specialist in radiation oncology. She works in Galveston, TX, League City, TX, and Houston, TX. She has a special interest in cancer. Dr. Hatch is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She 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. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Hatch's 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 is a specialist in radiation oncology. He has a special interest in proton therapy. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Resources and Texas Oncology. Dr. Lee takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After attending the University of Minnesota Medical School, Dr. Lee completed his residency training at Harvard Radiation Oncology Program. 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 radiation oncologist and nuclear medicine specialist. He studied medicine at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. For his residency, Dr. Colman trained at The Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Colman (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Joyner include cancer. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. 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

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

Dr. David Blackburn's specialty is radiation oncology. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Blackburn is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He is conversant in 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 oncologist. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Ludwig is conversant in Spanish.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1401 St Joseph Parkway
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ivan Kessel works as a radiation oncologist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kessel honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

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

Dr. Raymond Weir works as a radiation oncologist, neuroradiologist, and diagnostic radiologist. He is professionally affiliated with Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Weir takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX
 

Dr. L. Carpenter is a radiation oncologist in Houston, TX. Dr. Carpenter studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Tse-Kuan Yu is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Yu takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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's specialty is radiation oncology. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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

Dr. Julia Oh's area of specialization is radiation oncology. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Oh is a graduate of 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 sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Mok honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.