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Dr. Martin Colman, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1401 St. Joseph Parkway
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Martin Colman is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Galveston, TX and Houston, TX. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and then he performed his residency at The Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital. Dr. Colman (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. Sandra S Hatch, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1401 St. Joseph Parkway; Sjmc Radiation Oncology Department
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sandra Hatch's specialty is radiation oncology. In Dr. Hatch's practice, she is particularly interested in cancer. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes 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 and 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 professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Hatch 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

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

Dr. Timothy Wagner is a radiation oncologist. He studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Dr. Michelle Suzanne Ludwig, MPH, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2525-a Holly Hall; Smith Clinic, Attwell Radiation Center
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michelle Ludwig's medical specialty is radiation oncology. In addition to English, Dr. Ludwig speaks Spanish. She graduated from Emory University School of Medicine. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to 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 practices radiation oncology. She attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Joyner include cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Joyner takes. 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

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

Dr. David Blackburn is a radiation oncology specialist in Houston, TX. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Blackburn is professionally affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine and residency at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He accepts 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. Henry Mok, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1 Baylor Plaza; Ms Bcm360
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Henry Mok practices radiation oncology in Houston, TX. He 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. Mok is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine.

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

Dr. Sanjay Mehta specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Houston, TX. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Mehta attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2491 S Braeswood Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. L. Carpenter practices radiation oncology. Dr. Carpenter takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Tse-Kuan Yu practices radiation oncology in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Yu 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. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC).

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Julia Oh's specialty is radiation oncology. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Oh takes.

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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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