We found 11 radiation oncologists who accept Humana Bronze near New Orleans, LA.

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Dr. Roland B Hawkins Jr., MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Roland Hawkins is a radiation oncologist. Dr. Hawkins is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and performed his residency at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology. He is affiliated with Ochsner.

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Dr. Troy G Scroggins Jr., MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2700 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Troy Scroggins is a radiation oncology specialist in New Orleans, LA. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Dr. Scroggins attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Scroggins is professionally affiliated with Ochsner.

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Dr. Paul Noble Page, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Paul Page is a radiation oncologist in New Orleans, LA. He is affiliated with Ochsner. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Page is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine.

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Dr. Mini Jacob Elnaggar, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2700 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Mini Elnaggar is a specialist in radiation oncology. She works in New Orleans, LA. She is professionally affiliated with Ochsner. Before completing her residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Elnaggar attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Dr. Siddhartha Padmanabha, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2700 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Siddhartha Padmanabha works as a radiation oncologist in Metairie, LA and New Orleans, LA. His professional affiliations include Ochsner and Touro Infirmary. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Padmanabha graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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Dr. Ellen Levine Zakris, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1401 Foucher Street
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Ellen Zakris' specialty is radiation oncology. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She graduated from Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Zakris's hospital/clinic affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Touro Infirmary.

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Dr. Paul D Monsour, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2700 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Paul Monsour is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Metairie, LA and New Orleans, LA. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Monsour takes. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Monsour is affiliated with Ochsner.

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Dr. Rachael Eve Harmon, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3600 Prytania Street; Suite 35
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Rachael Harmon works as a radiation oncologist in New Orleans, LA. She is professionally affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Touro Infirmary. She studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. Dr. Harmon honors Coventry, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Raymond Clay Gould, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1101 Medical Center Boulevard
Marrero, LA
 

Dr. Raymond Gould is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. He is professionally affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC). Dr. Gould is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
150 S Liberty Street; Hc-62
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Stephen Kraus specializes in radiation oncology. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Steven J Dibiase, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
150 South Liberty Street
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Steven Dibiase is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in New Orleans, LA. Dr. Dibiase graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Aetna HSA, Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Tulane 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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