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

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

Dr. Micki Ko is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital. She is a graduate of Rush Medical College. Dr. Ko's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Ko has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars.

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

Dr. Angel Blanco is a physician who specializes in pediatric radiology and radiation oncology. Dr. Blanco graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. He trained at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology for residency. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with 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. Mary Elizabeth Sands, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1631 North Loop W; Suite 150
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mary Sands practices radiation oncology. She is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Sands completed residency programs at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Sands honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is conversant in Spanish. She 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 is a radiation oncologist. He is professionally affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital. Dr. Hamberger studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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

Dr. Neelofur R Ahmad, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Neelofur Ahmad is a radiation oncologist. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Ahmad 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 medical specialist in radiation oncology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Khwaja attended medical school at Mayo Medical School. Dr. Khwaja takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, 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.
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