We found 10 radiation oncologists who accept Blue Advantage Plus Gold 101 near Houston, TX.

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Martin Colman MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
1401 St. Joseph Parkway
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Martin Colman's specialty is radiation oncology. He graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and then he performed his residency at The Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital. Dr. Colman is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Colman (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. 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
1401 St Joseph Parkway
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Melissa Joyner's medical specialty is radiation oncology. She graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Joyner trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for her residency. She is especially interested in cancer. Dr. Joyner honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. She 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

Timothy Downey Wagner MBA, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1 Baylor Plaza; Ms 711
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Timothy Wagner's specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Wagner is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1313 Hermann Drive; Radiation Oncology Department
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Blackburn works as a radiation oncologist in Houston, TX. Dr. Blackburn attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital.

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Dr. Michelle Suzanne Ludwig M.D.
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2525-a Holly Hall; Smith Clinic, Attwell Radiation Center
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michelle Ludwig specializes in radiation oncology. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Ludwig speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Henry Mok PH.D., M.D.
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1 Baylor Plaza; Ms Bcm360
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Henry Mok is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Houston, TX. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mok accepts.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
average rating 1 stars (1 rating)
9150 S Main Street; Suite A-3
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sanjay Mehta works as a radiation oncologist in Houston, TX. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mehta honors.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2491 S Braeswood Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. L. Carpenter is a radiation oncology specialist. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Carpenter is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Tse-Kuan Yu is a radiation oncology specialist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Yu is affiliated with Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC).

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Julia Oh is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Oh honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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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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