We found 10 radiation oncologists who accept Medicare near Duluth, MN.

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Kenneth Dornfeld MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
400 E 3rd Street
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. Kenneth Dornfeld is a Duluth, MN physician who specializes in radiation oncology. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dornfeld takes. Dr. Dornfeld's education and training includes medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 3rd Street Building, the University of Minnesota Health (M Health), and Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 1st Street Building.

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Jessica Wynn Rooney Sawyer MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
400 E 3rd Street
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. Jessica Sawyer is a specialist in radiation oncology. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Before performing her residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Sawyer attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school. Dr. Sawyer is affiliated with Essentia Health Cancer Center (Duluth).

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Specializes in Pediatric Radiology, Radiation Oncology, Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology, Nuclear Radiology
925 E Superior Street; Suite 109
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. Anne Goldschmidt works as a pediatric radiologist, radiation oncologist, and interventional radiologist. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. She graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School.

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Specializes in Pediatric Radiology, Radiation Oncology, Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology
925 E Superior Street; Suite 109
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. Quinn Carmichael practices pediatric radiology, radiation oncology, and vascular & interventional radiology. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Carmichael is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Diagnostic Radiology
1001 E Superior Street; Suite L101
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. Steven Bonin's specialties are radiation oncology and diagnostic radiology. Dr. Bonin takes Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Mayo Medical School.

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David McNaney
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
400 E 3rd Street
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. David McNaney is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Duluth, MN. He attended the University of London and then went on to complete his residency at Princess Margaret Hospital, a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Alberta. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. McNaney's professional affiliations include Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 1st Street Building and Essentia Health Cancer Center (Duluth).

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology
925 E Superior Street; Suite 109
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. Christopher Reilly's medical specialty is radiation oncology, vascular & interventional radiology, and neuroradiology. He honors Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology, Nuclear Radiology
925 E Superior Street; Suite 109
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. Michael Semotuk's specialties are radiation oncology, vascular & interventional radiology, and neuroradiology. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Semotuk is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Pediatric Radiology, Radiation Oncology, Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology, Nuclear Radiology
925 E Superior Street; Suite 109
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. Frank Suslavich works as a pediatric radiologist, radiation oncologist, and interventional radiologist in Duluth, MN. He attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Suslavich honors Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1001 E Superior Street; Suite L101
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. Nils Arvold's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Dr. Arvold attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. He honors Medicare insurance.

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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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