We found 9 radiation oncologists who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 100/1000 near Knoxville, TN.

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Dr. Joseph Randall Kelley, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1926 Alcoa Highway; Suite 130
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. Joseph Kelley is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. After attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Kelley is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with the University Physicians' Association and the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

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Dr. Steven Vaughn Dill, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1926 Alcoa Highway; Suite 130
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. Steven Dill works as a radiation oncologist. He is professionally affiliated with the University Physicians' Association and the University of Tennessee Medical Center. Dr. Dill attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and the University of Virginia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University for residency. Coventry, Humana, and Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dill takes.

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Dr. Lee Jung Carder, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1940 Alcoa Highway; E40
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. Lee Carder's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Dr. Carder is affiliated with the University Physicians' Association and the University of Tennessee Medical Center. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Florida College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
900 E Oak Hill Avenue
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. Nilesh Patel's medical specialty is radiation oncology. He is affiliated with Turkey Creek Medical Center, Physicians Regional Medical Center, and North Knoxville Medical Center. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine.

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Dr. Daniel M Green, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1924 Alcoa Highway
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. Daniel Green is a radiation oncologist in Knoxville, TN and Maryville, TN. Dr. Green's clinical interests include radiation therapy. He is professionally affiliated with the University Physicians' Association. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and residency at Duke University Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Specializes in Radiation Oncology
137 Blount Avenue Se
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. Joseph Meyer practices radiation oncology in Knoxville, TN. Dr. Meyer graduated from Medical College of Georgia. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
137 Blount Avenue, Se
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. Don Arwood, who practices in Knoxville, TN, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Arwood takes.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
900 E Oak Hill Avenue
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. Srinivas Boppana is a radiation oncologist. His professional affiliations include Turkey Creek Medical Center, Physicians Regional Medical Center, and North Knoxville Medical Center. Dr. Boppana accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1915 White Avenue
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. Daniel Scaperoth's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Dr. Scaperoth is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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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