We found 62 providers matching radiation therapy and who accept Bronze Choice HSA 6300 - 2 near Houston, TX.

Dr. Steven Hsesheng Lin, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Radiation Oncology
1515 Holcombe Boulevard; Unit 097
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Steven Lin sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialties are general practice and radiation oncology. He speaks Mandarin. Dr. Lin is professionally affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. After attending the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He is in-network for United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare Bronze, and United Healthcare Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lin has received distinctions including Comparative Effectiveness Research on Cancer in Texas Fellow, CERCIT; ASTRO Junior Faculty Fellow, American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO); and RSNA Research Resident Grant.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 21
  • Uninsured Cost: $761
  • Medicare Cost: $104
Dr. Snehal Subodh Desai, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
One Baylor Plaza; Department of Radiology
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Snehal Desai is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, pancreas problems, and brachytherapy (seed implants). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Desai graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Desai speaks Gujarati. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Main Campus and Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , brachytherapy (seed implants)

All Interests: Brain Cancer, Skin Cancer, Oral Cancer, Pancreas Problems, Lymphoma, Skin Lesions, Head and Neck ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 56
  • Uninsured Cost: $329
  • Medicare Cost: $104
Dr. Anita Mahajan, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1515 Holcombe Boulevard; Mdacc, Box 097
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Anita Mahajan specializes in radiation oncology. She attended McGill University Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with McGill University for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mahajan include cancer. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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Clinical Interests: Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $761
  • Medicare Cost: $98
Dr. Sandra Sue Hatch, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1401 St. Joseph Parkway; Sjmc Radiation Oncology Department
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sandra Hatch is a specialist in radiation oncology. She works in Galveston, TX, League City, TX, and Houston, TX. She has a special interest in cancer. Dr. Hatch is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and performed her 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 the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Hatch's professional affiliations include the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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Clinical Interests: Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $275
  • Medicare Cost: $104
Dr. Shalin Jyotindra Shah, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Shalin Shah works as a radiation oncologist. Dr. Shah takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His training includes residency programs at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Shah has received the following distinctions: ASCO International Mentorship Award; Community Service Award, BJ Medical Alumni Association; and Distinction for Research in Radiation Oncology. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 41
  • Uninsured Cost: $761
  • Medicare Cost: $100
Dr. Andrew Kihyuk Lee, MPH, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1840 Old Spanish Trail; Unit 1150
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Andrew Lee is a specialist in radiation oncology. He has a special interest in proton therapy. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Resources and Texas Oncology. Dr. Lee takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After attending the University of Minnesota Medical School, Dr. Lee completed his residency training at Harvard Radiation Oncology Program. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , proton therapy

All Interests: Proton Therapy

Dr. James William Welsh, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. James Welsh sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Welsh is professionally affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. After completing medical school at Dartmouth Medical School, he performed his residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He has received the following distinctions: ASTRO Abstract Award; Annual Meeting Scientific Program Committee of the American Society for Radiation Oncology; and Best of ASTRO.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $761
  • Medicare Cost: $104
Dr. Chelsea Camille Pinnix, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Internal Medicine
1515 Holcombe Boulevard; Department of Radiation Oncology, #97
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Chelsea Pinnix is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Pinnix obtained her medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed her residency at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pinnix accepts. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Pinnix include: Trainee Excellence Award, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Postdoctoral Science Research Fellowship Grant, United Negro College Fund-Merck. She is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $761
  • Medicare Cost: $104
Dr. Patricia Jeanne Eifel, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1515 Holcombe Boulevard; #1202
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Patricia Eifel is a specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Eifel is professionally affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. She accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare Bronze, and United Healthcare Silver. She is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine and a graduate of Stanford Hospital & Clinics' residency program. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Eifel include: Best Doctors in America; Castle Connolly Cancer Docs; and Houston's Top Docs.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $761
  • Medicare Cost: $104
Dr. Daniel R Gomez, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Daniel Gomez is a radiation oncology specialist in Houston, TX. Dr. Gomez accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Gomez trained at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Gomez has received professional recognition including the following: Comparative Effectiveness Research on Cancer in Texas Scholar; Recipient, National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Program; and Radiologic Society of North America Resident/Fellow Research Award. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 60
  • Uninsured Cost: $761
  • Medicare Cost: $104
Dr. Quynh - Nhu Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Quynh-Nhu Nguyen's area of specialization is radiation oncology. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nguyen attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Nguyen include: Kane-King-Dodek Obstetrical Honor Society, The George Washington University School of Medicine; Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, The University of California at Irvine; and Irvine Women's Club Scholarship, The University of California at Irvine. She is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $761
  • Medicare Cost: $104
Dr. Joe Yujiao Chang, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1515 Holcombe Boulevard; Box 97
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Joe Chang sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. He attended medical school at Shanghai Medical University. Dr. Chang's residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Travel Award, American Radium Society; America's Top Oncologists, Consumers' Research Council of America; and America's Top Radiologist, Consumers' Research Council of America. He is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 56
  • Uninsured Cost: $761
  • Medicare Cost: $104
Dr. Anuja Jhingran, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1515 Holcombe Boulevard; Unit 1202
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Anuja Jhingran is a radiation oncologist. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Jhingran has received the following distinctions: Golden Apple for Mentoring Excellence, Radiation Oncology Resident Class of 2015; America's Top Doctors, Castle Connolly Guides, 8th Edition; and Fellow of the American College of Radiology, American College of Radiology. Dr. Jhingran is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 29
  • Uninsured Cost: $761
  • Medicare Cost: $104
Dr. Stephen Michael Hahn, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Diagnostic Radiology
1515 Holcombe Boulevard; Unit 1422
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Hahn is a specialist in radiation oncology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Hahn is professionally affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before completing his residency at National Cancer Institute and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Hahn attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Hahn include: Texas Super Doctors; ASTRO Fellow, American Society of Radiation Oncology; and RSNA Annual Oration in Radiation Oncology, Radiological Society of North America.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $341
  • Medicare Cost: $108
Dr. Gregory Michael Chronowski, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Gregory Chronowski specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Houston, TX. He is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, Dr. Chronowski performed his residency at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chronowski honors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 33
  • Uninsured Cost: $761
  • Medicare Cost: $102
Dr. Sunil Krishnan, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1515 Holcombe Boulevard; Unit 97
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sunil Krishnan works as a radiation oncologist in Houston, TX. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He graduated from Christian Medical College, Vellore. For his residency, Dr. Krishnan trained at Geisinger Medical Center and Mayo Clinic. Dr. Krishnan's distinctions include: Councilor, Society for Thermal Medicine; Fellow, American College of Physicians; and Steering Committee, Intergroup Gastrointestinal Taskforce for Biomarker Research. He is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $761
  • Medicare Cost: $104

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What is Radiation Therapy?

Radiation therapy, or radiotherapy, uses high energy rays to treat tumors or cancer. Radiation damages the DNA of cancer cells, killing them or making it impossible for them to divide and for cancer to spread. Radiation therapy can be used alone or in combination with surgery or other treatments, such as chemotherapy. It is an option for tumors that cannot be easily accessed surgically, such as those at the base of the skull, and it can be used following surgical cancer treatment to remove remaining cancerous tissue and prevent recurrence of cancer. Sometimes radiation therapy is used as a palliative treatment to shrink tumors. Rather than cure your condition, palliative treatments treat symptoms, such as pain caused by spinal tumors and problems with eating or drinking caused by esophageal tumors.

The type of therapy you receive will depend on the size, type, and location of your tumor or cancer, as well as the sensitivity of the surrounding healthy tissue, your age, and your medical history. Radiation treatment may be delivered in two ways:

  • Internally, meaning radioactive material is placed inside of your body. Brachytherapy is a commonly used method of internal radiation therapy. Using catheters or needles, radioactive seeds or pellets are placed inside the body, and over the course of several weeks or a few months, the seeds will deliver radiation. Permanent brachytherapy leaves the seeds in your body permanently without causing side effects while temporary brachytherapy removes them after a treatment session.
  • Externally, using a machine that aims radiation beams outside of your body. External radiation therapy is also known as external beam radiation therapy (EBRT). There are several types of EBRT, which differ in intensity and type of beams used. EBRT can be done before surgery (preoperatively), during surgery (intraoperatively), or after surgery (post-operatively).

Before you undergo radiation therapy, a team of medical professionals, including a radiation oncologist, will work with you to determine a treatment plan. This will involve mapping the area around the tumor or cancer, determining proper positioning for treatment delivery, and determining dosage. Treatment delivery will occur in sessions over the course of several weeks or months, depending on the type and size of cancer and its location in the body, among other factors.

Although radiation therapy aims to target only cancerous cells, damage to normal healthy cells may occur. You might experience side effects from radiation during treatment or in the months and years following it. They are dependent on the areas treated and may include fatigue, nausea, vomiting, skin irritation, hair loss, memory loss, and infertility. Your oncologist will take into account the amount of radiation that different areas of your body can receive safely while determining your treatment plan.