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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 practices radiation oncology. Dr. Hatch is especially interested in cancer. Her professional affiliations include the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). She attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. Dr. Hatch is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. 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 sees patients in Irving, TX and Houston, TX. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. Clinical interests 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. Dr. Lee studied medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Harvard Radiation Oncology Program. Dr. Lee has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally 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 sees patients in Galveston, TX and Houston, TX. His medical specialties are radiation oncology and nuclear medicine. After attending the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg for medical school, he completed his residency training 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 Spanish and Italian. Dr. Colman 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 sees patients in Houston, TX and Galveston, TX. Her medical specialty is radiation oncology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Joyner include cancer. Dr. Joyner takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She 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. 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 is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. 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. He attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Blackburn 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 works as a radiation oncologist in Houston, TX. She takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Ludwig 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, who practices in Houston, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Kingwood, TX, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology, neuroradiology, and diagnostic radiology. He is affiliated with Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Dr. Weir graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He honors 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
1401 St Joseph Parkway
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ivan Kessel is a radiation oncologist in Galveston, TX and Houston, TX. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kessel graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

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

Dr. L. Carpenter's specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Carpenter graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. 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 radiation oncologist. Dr. Yu is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. 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, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mehta takes. He attended medical school 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 medical specialty is radiation oncology. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She 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's area of specialization is radiation oncology. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. He is in-network 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.