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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 sees patients in Aurora, CO. Her medical specialty is radiation oncology. These areas are among her clinical interests: lung cancer, radiation therapy, and brain tumor. Dr. Gaspar is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario, Dr. Gaspar attended medical school at The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Gaspar has received include Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors and Top Doctors Denver, 5280 (2006). She is affiliated with 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's specialty is radiation oncology. He is especially interested in cancer and radiation therapy. Dr. Kavanagh is professionally affiliated with the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and the University Physicians. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Duke University Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy, Cancer

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

Dr. David Raben specializes in radiation oncology. His education and training includes medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. In Dr. Raben's practice, he is particularly interested in lung cancer, radiation therapy, and imaging procedures. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Raben is affiliated with 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 practices radiation oncology. She speaks Hebrew. Dr. Rabinovitch's areas of expertise consist of breast cancer, radiation therapy, and lymphoma. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and the University Physicians. She attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete her residency at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Rabinovitch accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She has received professional recognition including the following: Top Doctor, 5280 Magazine (2010); Top Doctor, 5280 Magazine (2009); and Top Doctor, 5280 Magazine (2008).

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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Olsen works as a radiation oncologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung cancer, ovarian cancer, and anal cancer. Dr. Olsen is professionally affiliated with Centura Health, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. 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.

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

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

Dr. Christine Fisher specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Aurora, CO. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, she completed her residency training at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Her areas of expertise include ovarian cancer, breast cancer, and cervical cancer. Dr. Fisher is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her 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)

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

Dr. Arthur Liu works as a radiation oncologist. In his 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. Dr. Liu graduated from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Liu's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Liu takes.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy, Cancer

Dr. Dennis Lee Carter, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1700 S Potomac Street
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Dennis Carter's area of specialization is radiation oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Centura Health. Dr. Carter is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Medicine. He trained at Duke University Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Carter takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Tracey Schefter's medical specialty is radiation oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Schefter include gynecologic cancer and radiation therapy. Dr. Schefter is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After completing medical school at Queen's University School of Medicine, 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 works as a radiation oncologist in Aurora, CO. Her clinical interests encompass radiation therapy. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Karam accepts. She attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Karam's 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 in Boulder, CO and Aurora, CO. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Patel is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alberta. She is professionally affiliated with Centura Health.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1665 Aurora Court
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Thomas Pugh's specialty is radiation oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pugh include radiation therapy. His professional affiliations include the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and the University Physicians. Dr. Pugh is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1665 Aurora Court
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Julie Carlson specializes in radiation oncology. She studied medicine at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Carlson is professionally affiliated with the University Physicians.

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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.