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

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

Dr. Micki Ko is a specialist in radiation oncology. Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital. Dr. Ko's education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She has received the distinction of 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 works as a pediatric radiologist and radiation oncologist in Houston, TX. Dr. Blanco's professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Blanco completed a residency program at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

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

Dr. Neelofur Ahmad is a radiation oncology specialist in Houston, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Humble, TX. Dr. Ahmad's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. She attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Ahmad include: Participant, Association of American Medical Colleges' Professional; ASTRO Travel Grant, American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO); and Chief Resident in Radiation Oncology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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

Dr. Mary Sands' specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Sands attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She honors 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 Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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

Dr. Arthur Hamberger works as a radiation oncologist in Houston, TX. Dr. Hamberger's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Park Plaza Hospital, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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

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

Dr. Shariq Khwaja's specialty is radiation oncology. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Khwaja attended Mayo Medical School and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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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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