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 is a radiation oncology specialist in Aurora, CO. In her practice, she is particularly interested in lung cancer and radiation therapy. Dr. Gaspar is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She graduated from The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario. Dr. Gaspar has received professional recognition including the following: Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors and Top Doctors Denver, 5280 (2006). Her professional affiliations include Denver Health Medical Center, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians.

Read more

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 medical specialist in radiation oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Kavanagh include cancer and radiation therapy. Dr. Kavanagh is professionally affiliated with the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and the University Physicians. Before completing his residency at Duke University Hospital, Dr. Kavanagh attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

Read more

Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy, Cancer

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. His areas of expertise include lung cancer, ovarian cancer, and anal cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Centura Health, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians. Dr. Olsen accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After completing medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis.

Read more

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 is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Aurora, CO. Dr. Raben has a special interest in lung cancer, radiation therapy, and imaging procedures. He is affiliated with Denver Health Medical Center, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Raben attended medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

Read more

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 a specialist in radiation oncology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in breast cancer, radiation therapy, and lymphoma. Dr. Rabinovitch is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. 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 the following distinctions: Top Doctor, 5280 Magazine (2010); Top Doctor, 5280 Magazine (2009); and Top Doctor, 5280 Magazine (2008). She speaks Hebrew. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and the University Physicians.

Read more

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 specializes in radiation oncology. In Dr. Liu's practice, he is particularly interested in cancer and radiation therapy. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. The average patient rating for Dr. Liu is 4.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Liu accepts.

Read more

Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy, Cancer

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

Dr. Christine Fisher works as a radiation oncologist in Aurora, CO. She is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and a graduate of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center's residency program. These areas are among her clinical interests: ovarian cancer, breast cancer, and cervical cancer. Dr. Fisher takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and the University Physicians.

Read more

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

Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1700 S Potomac Street
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Dennis Carter is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Aurora, CO. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Carter studied medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Duke University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Centura Health.

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

Dr. Tracey Schefter sees patients in Aurora, CO. Her medical specialty is radiation oncology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Schefter include gynecologic cancer and radiation therapy. Dr. Schefter's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and the University Physicians. She is a graduate of Queen's University School of Medicine. Dr. Schefter trained at Princess Margaret Hospital and Kingston General Hospital for residency. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

Read more

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. Meera Patel's area of specialization is radiation oncology. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine. Dr. Patel's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alberta. Dr. Patel is affiliated with Centura Health.

Read more

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

Dr. Sana Karam practices radiation oncology in Aurora, CO. Dr. Karam's clinical interests encompass radiation therapy. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and the University Physicians. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine.

Read more

Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1665 Aurora Court
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Thomas Pugh practices radiation oncology. He has a special interest in radiation therapy. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pugh graduated from the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and the University Physicians.

Read more

Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1665 Aurora Court
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Julie Carlson is a radiation oncology specialist in Aurora, CO and Grand Junction, CO. She graduated from the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Carlson honors. Dr. Carlson is affiliated with the University Physicians.

Read more

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Certifications

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Years Since Graduation

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.
Selecting a checkbox option will refresh the page.