We found 6 radiation oncologists who accept Humana Silver HMO near The Woodlands, TX.

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Dr. Mi Kyung Ko, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
920 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 100
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Micki Ko is a specialist in radiation oncology. She works in Houston, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Humble, TX. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ko's education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. She has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital.

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Dr. Kirk Edward Kanady, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
135 Vision Park Boulevard
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Kirk Kanady, who practices in Houston, TX, Huntsville, TX, and Conroe, TX, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology and diagnostic radiology. His clinical interests include brachytherapy (seed implants). Dr. Kanady is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kanady trained at Massachusetts General Hospital. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC), and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Brachytherapy

Dr. Neelofur R Ahmad, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
920 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 100
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Neelofur Ahmad is a radiation oncologist in Houston, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Humble, TX. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ahmad honors. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Ahmad performed her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Her distinctions include: Participant, Association of American Medical Colleges' Professional; ASTRO Travel Grant, American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO); and Chief Resident in Radiation Oncology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. Ahmad's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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Dr. Mary Elizabeth Sands, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
920 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 100
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Mary Sands is a specialist in radiation oncology. In addition to English, Dr. Sands speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. She studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Sands completed residency programs at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Sands is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
25511 Budde Road; Suite 1201
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Ather Siddiqi practices radiation oncology in The Woodlands, TX and Conroe, TX. His professional affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC) and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Siddiqi attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Siddiqi takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
9323 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 110
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Jason Berilgen's medical specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Berilgen is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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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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