We found 6 radiation oncologists who accept United Healthcare HSA near Galveston, TX.

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Martin Colman MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX

Dr. Martin Colman works as a radiation oncologist. Dr. Colman is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He studied medicine at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He trained at The Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital for residency. Dr. Colman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Sandra S Hatch MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (17 ratings)
301 University Boulevard; 1.400 Mccullough
Galveston, TX

Dr. Sandra Hatch's medical specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Hatch has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then she 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. Dr. Hatch has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr Lee Roy Wiederhold III PHD MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Average rating 4.92 stars out of 5 (13 ratings)
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX

Dr. Lee Wiederhold works as a radiation oncologist in Galveston, TX and League City, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Wiederhold include cancer. Dr. Wiederhold has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Wiederhold trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. His professional affiliations include the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston, TX).

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Clinical interests: Cancer

Todd Swanson PHD MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Average rating 4.81 stars out of 5 (16 ratings)
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX

Dr. Todd Swanson is a specialist in radiation oncology. The average patient rating for Dr. Swanson is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Swanson graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Swanson trained at Beaumont Hospitals for residency. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Melissa M Joyner MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX

Dr. Melissa Joyner's specialty is radiation oncology. She attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. In her practice, Dr. Joyner focuses on cancer. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Joyner is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston, TX).

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Clinical interests: Cancer

Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX

Dr. Ivan Kessel is a radiation oncology specialist. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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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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