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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Olsen sees patients in Colorado Springs, CO and Aurora, CO. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. He attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Olsen include lung cancer, ovarian cancer, and anal cancer. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Olsen accepts. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Centura Health, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and CU Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Thoracic Problems, Urologic Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Kidney Cancer, ... (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. Her areas of expertise include breast cancer, radiation therapy, and lymphoma. Dr. Rabinovitch is affiliated with CU Medicine and the University of Colorado (CU) Cancer Center. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school, she completed her residency training at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Rabinovitch has received distinctions including Top Doctor, 5280 Magazine (2010); Top Doctor, 5280 Magazine (2009); and Top Doctor, 5280 Magazine (2008). She is conversant in Hebrew.

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

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

Dr. David Raben, who practices in Aurora, CO, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. His areas of expertise consist of lung cancer, radiation therapy, and imaging procedures. Dr. Raben's hospital/clinic affiliations include Denver Health Medical Center, CU Medicine, and the University of Colorado (CU) Cancer Center. He graduated from Wake Forest University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Raben accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Laurie Gaspar specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Aurora, CO. She has a special interest in lung cancer, radiation therapy, and brain tumor. Dr. Gaspar is affiliated with Denver Health Medical Center, CU Medicine, and the University of Colorado (CU) Cancer Center. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Gaspar attended medical school at The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario. She has received the following distinctions: Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors; Top Doctors Denver, 5280 (2006); and America's Best Physicians, America's Best Physicians.

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

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

Dr. Arthur Liu is a radiation oncology specialist in Aurora, CO. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Liu include blood and marrow transplant, radiation therapy, and myeloma. On average, patients gave Dr. Liu a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Liu is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Top Doctors, 5280 (2016); Top Doctors, 5280 (2015); and Top Doctors, 5280 (2014). His hospital/clinic affiliations include CU Medicine and the University of Colorado (CU) Cancer Center.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy, Cancer

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

Dr. Brian Kavanagh is a radiation oncology specialist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cancer and radiation therapy. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kavanagh studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. He trained at Duke University Hospital for residency. Dr. Kavanagh is professionally affiliated with CU Medicine and the University of Colorado (CU) Cancer Center.

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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. In her practice, she is particularly interested in ovarian cancer, breast cancer, and cervical cancer. She is affiliated with CU Medicine and the University of Colorado (CU) Cancer Center. Dr. Fisher's 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 takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Tracy Schefter is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Her areas of expertise include gynecologic cancer and radiation therapy. Dr. Schefter's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and CU Medicine. After completing medical school at Queen's University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Princess Margaret Hospital and Kingston General Hospital. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1700 S Potomac Street
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Dennis Carter's specialty is radiation oncology. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After attending the University of Washington School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Carter is affiliated with Centura Health.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1700 S Potomac Street
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Meera Patel is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. She is professionally affiliated with Centura Health. After attending the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Patel completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alberta. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Sana Karam practices radiation oncology in Aurora, CO. Clinical interests for Dr. Karam include radiation therapy. Dr. Karam's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and CU Medicine. She graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1665 Aurora Court
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Thomas Pugh is a radiation oncology specialist in Aurora, CO, Lone Tree, CO, and Littleton, CO. His areas of expertise consist of brachytherapy (seed implants), testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. Dr. Pugh accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Pugh attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include CU Medicine and the University of Colorado (CU) Cancer Center.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1665 Aurora Court
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Julie Carlson is a radiation oncology specialist. Dr. Carlson is professionally affiliated with CU Medicine. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She attended medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine.

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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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