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Achal Sarna, MD

Dr. Sarna is a radiation oncologist in the Houston area. He is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
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Conditions treated

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Top 25%
2.6k doctors
Top 15%
2.6k doctors
Top 5%
1.3k doctors
Dr. Sarna saw more collapsed lung patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Top 25%
839 doctors
Top 15%
838 doctors
Top 5%
419 doctors
Dr. Sarna saw more liver cancer patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Top 25%
1.3k doctors
Top 15%
1.3k doctors
Top 5%
636 doctors
Dr. Sarna saw kidney cancer patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Top 25%
989 doctors
Top 15%
989 doctors
Top 5%
494 doctors
Dr. Sarna saw thyroid cancer patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.
Top 25%
4.4k doctors
Top 15%
4.4k doctors
Top 5%
2.2k doctors
Dr. Sarna saw colon cancer patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Top 25%
1.2k doctors
Top 15%
1.2k doctors
Top 5%
614 doctors
Dr. Sarna saw pancreatic cancer patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Top 25%
6.2k doctors
Top 15%
6.2k doctors
Top 5%
3.1k doctors
Dr. Sarna saw breast cancer patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Top 25%
816 doctors
Top 15%
816 doctors
Top 5%
408 doctors
Dr. Sarna saw endometrial (uterine) cancer patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Top 25%
5.1k doctors
Top 15%
5.1k doctors
Top 5%
2.5k doctors
Dr. Sarna saw lung cancer patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Top 25%
4.5k doctors
Top 15%
4.5k doctors
Top 5%
2.3k doctors
Dr. Sarna saw prostate cancer patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Top 25%
2.9k doctors
Top 15%
2.9k doctors
Top 5%
1.4k doctors
Dr. Sarna saw head and neck cancers patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.
Top 25%
6.4k doctors
Top 15%
6.4k doctors
Top 5%
3.2k doctors
Dr. Sarna saw blood cancer patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Top 25%
3.9k doctors
Top 15%
3.9k doctors
Top 5%
1.9k doctors
Dr. Sarna saw lymphoma patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Same-day biopsy rate

Dr. Sarna’s same-day biopsy rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
18%
same-day biopsy rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of same-day biopsy following mammogram, because early diagnosis of conditions detected by biopsy is important for effective treatment.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

When a breast tissue biopsy is indicated following a suspicious finding on mammogram, our data indicates that about a third of all biopsies occur on the same day. As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of same-day biopsy following mammogram, because early diagnosis of conditions detected by biopsy is important for effective treatment.

To help you understand how Dr. Sarna’s rate of same-day biopsy for mammogram compares to a typical doctor who performs mammograms:

  1. We first measure the actual same-day biopsy rate for Dr. Sarna’s patients whose mammograms included a suspicious finding that merited a biopsy.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform mammograms, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of same-day biopsy for patients like Dr. Sarna’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Sarna’s rate of same-day biopsy is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Locations

Dr. Sarna sees patients and can be reached at the following location.

CHI St Luke's Health Baylor College of Medicine ME
6720 Bertner Ave
Houston, TX 77030
1,084 miles away

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Credentials
  • Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1999

Specializations

    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Radiology
    3. Radiation Oncology
    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Radiology
    3. Nuclear Radiology
    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Radiology
    3. Radiological Physics
    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Radiology
    3. Pediatric Radiology
    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Radiology
    3. Body Imaging
    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Radiology
    3. Diagnostic Radiology
    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Radiology
    3. Neuroradiology
    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Radiology
    3. Diagnostic Ultrasound
    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Radiology
    3. Hospice And Palliative Medicine
    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Radiology
    3. Diagnostic Neuroimaging
    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Radiology
    3. Therapeutic Radiology
    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Radiology
    3. Vascular & Interventional Radiology

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Sarna is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
    Hospital safety grade not available

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Anthem
  • Arise Health Plan
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Aultcare
  • AvMed
  • Avera
  • Banner Health
  • Beacon Health Strategies
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Shield of California
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • Capital District Physicians Health Plan
  • Capital Health Plan
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • CommunityCare
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Dean Health Plan
  • EmblemHealth
  • Evergreen Health Cooperative
  • Fallon Health
  • First Choice Health
  • FirstCare Health Plans
  • FirstCarolinaCare
  • FrontPath Health Coalition
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Hawaii Medical Assurance Association
  • Health Alliance
  • Health Alliance Plan of Michigan
  • Health First
  • Health Net
  • HealthCare Partners
  • HealthNow New York
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • HealthSmart
  • Heritage Provider Network
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Hill Physicians
  • Hometown Health
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • Independent Health
  • Indiana University Health Plan
  • Lifetime Healthcare
  • MVP Health Care
  • Magellan Health
  • MagnaCare
  • Mayo Clinic Health Solutions
  • MedCost
  • Medica
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Midlands Choice
  • Moda Health
  • MultiPlan
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • Network Health Plan
  • Ohio PPO Connect
  • Optima Health
  • PacificSource
  • Paramount
  • Physicians Health plan
  • Pomco
  • PreferredOne
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Presbyterian Health Plan
  • Priority Health
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
  • Scott and White Health Plan
  • Security Health Plan
  • SelectHealth
  • SummaCare
  • SynerMed
  • TRICARE
  • The Health Plan
  • Trilogy Health Insurance
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • Unity Health Insurance
  • ValueOptions
  • Vantage Health Plan
  • Viva Health
  • WPS Health Insurance
  • WellMed Medical Management
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield