We found 6 radiation oncologists who accept Medicare Advantage near Houston, TX.

Dr. Mi Kyung Kyung Ko, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1631 North Loop West; Suite 150
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mi Ko's specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Ko is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Rush Medical College. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Ko has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital.

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Dr. Mary Elizabeth Sands, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1631 North Loop W; Suite 150
Houston, TX
 

Dr. M. Sands, who practices in Tomball, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Humble, TX, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. She graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Sands's residency was performed at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Sands is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, Houston Northwest Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital.

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Dr. Arthur Donald Hamberger, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1631 North Loop W; Suite 150
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Arthur Hamberger specializes in radiation oncology. He is affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital. Dr. Hamberger is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Colon Cancer, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Breast Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, Prostate ... (Read more)

Dr. Angel Ignacio Blanco, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Radiology, Radiation Oncology
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 2800
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Angel Blanco specializes in pediatric radiology and radiation oncology. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Blanco completed his residency training at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Neelofur Rahman Ahmad, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1631 North Loop W; Suite 150
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Neelofur Ahmad is a radiation oncology specialist in Houston, TX, Tomball, TX, and The Woodlands, TX. Dr. Ahmad accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital.

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Dr. Shariq S Khwaja, MD, PhD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 2800
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Shariq Khwaja is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in radiation oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Khwaja is a graduate of Mayo Medical School and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program.

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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.