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We found 13 radiation oncologists who accept Humana Simplicity HMO near Aurora, CO.

Dr. Laurie Elizabeth W Gaspar, MBA, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
12605 E. 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Laurie Gaspar's medical specialty is radiation oncology. She graduated from The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario. Dr. Gaspar's areas of expertise consist of lung cancer and radiation therapy. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Her distinctions include: Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors and Top Doctors Denver, 5280 (2006). Dr. Gaspar's professional affiliations include Denver Health Medical Center, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians.

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Clinical interests: Thoracic Problems, Brain Cancer, Esophagus Problems, Radiation Therapy, Trachea Problems, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian Dennis Kavanagh, MPH, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
12605 E 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Brian Kavanagh is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. His areas of expertise consist of cancer and radiation therapy. Dr. Kavanagh's professional affiliations include the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and the University Physicians. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kavanagh accepts. After completing medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, Dr. Kavanagh performed his residency at Duke University Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy, Cancer

Dr. Jeffrey R Olsen, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
12605 E 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Jeffrey Olsen, who practices in Colorado Springs, CO and Aurora, CO, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Olsen include lung cancer, ovarian cancer, and anal cancer. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Olsen is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and a graduate of Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis' residency program. He is professionally affiliated with Centura Health, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians.

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Clinical interests: Thoracic Problems, Urologic Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Kidney Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Raben, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
12605 E 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. David Raben practices radiation oncology. He studied medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Dr. Raben trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Raben include lung cancer, radiation therapy, and imaging procedures. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Raben honors. Dr. Raben's hospital/clinic affiliations include Denver Health Medical Center, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians.

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Throat Problems, Imaging Procedures, Ear Problems, Radiation Therapy, Nose Problems, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Rachel A Rabinovitch, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
12605 E 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Rachel Rabinovitch is an Aurora, CO physician who specializes in radiation oncology. Before completing her residency at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. Rabinovitch attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rabinovitch include breast cancer, radiation therapy, and lymphoma. Dr. Rabinovitch is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She has received distinctions including Top Doctor, 5280 Magazine (2010); Top Doctor, 5280 Magazine (2009); and Top Doctor, 5280 Magazine (2008). She speaks Hebrew. Dr. Rabinovitch is professionally affiliated with the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and the University Physicians.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy, Stem Cell Transplant, Cancer, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Arthur K Liu, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
13123 East 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Arthur Liu's area of specialization is radiation oncology. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. His clinical interests include cancer and radiation therapy. Dr. Liu is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy, Cancer

Dr. Christine Megan Fisher, MPH, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
12605 E. 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Christine Fisher is a radiation oncology specialist. Dr. Fisher has a special interest in ovarian cancer, breast cancer, and cervical cancer. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Her education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and residency at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Fisher's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and the University Physicians.

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Clinical interests: Ovarian Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, Radiation Therapy, Cancer, Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1700 S Potomac Street
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Dennis Carter specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Aurora, CO. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended the University of Washington School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Carter is affiliated with Centura Health.

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Dr. Tracey E Schefter, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
12605 E. 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Tracey Schefter specializes in radiation oncology. Her clinical interests include gynecologic cancer and radiation therapy. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Schefter graduated from Queen's University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Princess Margaret Hospital and Kingston General Hospital. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and the University Physicians.

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Clinical interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Colon Problems, Esophagus Problems, Liver Disease, Radiation Therapy, Cancer, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
12605 E. 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Sana Karam's medical specialty is radiation oncology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in radiation therapy. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Karam graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and the University Physicians.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1700 S Potomac Street
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Meera Patel works as a radiation oncologist. Dr. Patel is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She attended the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alberta for residency. She is professionally affiliated with Centura Health.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1665 Aurora Court
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Thomas Pugh specializes in radiation oncology. His clinical interests encompass radiation therapy. United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pugh accepts. Dr. Pugh studied medicine at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. Dr. Pugh's professional affiliations include the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and the University Physicians.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1665 Aurora Court
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Julie Carlson is a specialist in radiation oncology. She is affiliated with the University Physicians. She attended medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. Dr. Carlson honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.