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We found 14 radiation oncologists who accept Humana Simplicity HMO near Aurora, CO.

Dr. Laurie Elizabeth W Gaspar, MBA, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1665 Aurora Court, Suite 1032; Mail Stop F706
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Laurie Gaspar's specialty is radiation oncology. She has a special interest in lung cancer and radiation therapy. Dr. Gaspar is affiliated with Denver Health Medical Center, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario. Her distinctions include: Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors and Top Doctors Denver, 5280 (2006).

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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 specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Aurora, CO and Colorado Springs, CO. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer and radiation therapy. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing his residency at Duke University Hospital, Dr. Kavanagh attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Denver Health Medical Center, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy, Cancer

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

Dr. Rachel Rabinovitch is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in breast cancer, radiation therapy, and lymphoma. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rabinovitch takes. Dr. Rabinovitch attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center for residency. She has received distinctions including Top Doctor, 5280 Magazine (2010); Top Doctor, 5280 Magazine (2009); and Top Doctor, 5280 Magazine (2008). Dr. Rabinovitch is conversant in Hebrew. She is affiliated with Denver Health Medical Center, 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. David Raben, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
12605 E 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

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

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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Olsen is a radiation oncology specialist. Dr. Olsen attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. His clinical interests include lung cancer, ovarian cancer, and radiation therapy. Dr. Olsen honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Centura Health, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians.

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Breast Issues, Myeloma, Thoracic Problems, Urologic Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christine Megan Fisher, MPH, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Christine Fisher is a radiation oncologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fisher include ovarian cancer, breast cancer, and cervical cancer. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and the University Physicians. Before performing her residency at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Dr. Fisher attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. She honors 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. Arthur K Liu, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
13123 East 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Arthur Liu specializes in radiation oncology. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer and radiation therapy. Dr. Liu is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, Denver Health Medical Center, and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH). He graduated from Harvard Medical School. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy, Cancer

Dr. Dennis Lee Carter, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers; 1700 South Potomac Street
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Dennis Carter is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. Before completing his residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Carter attended medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Carter is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Littleton Adventist Hospital, North Suburban Medical Center, and Parker Adventist Hospital.

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

Dr. Tracey Schefter is a radiation oncologist in Aurora, CO. Dr. Schefter has indicated that her clinical interests include gynecologic cancer and radiation therapy. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She 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 Denver Health Medical Center, 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
4700 Hale Parkway; Suite 150
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Daniel Chin practices radiation oncology. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chin accepts. Dr. Chin attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Centura Health, North Suburban Medical Center, and Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1700 S Potomac Street
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Meera Patel's specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Patel takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She attended the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alberta. She is affiliated with Littleton Adventist Hospital, North Suburban Medical Center, and Parker Adventist Hospital.

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

Dr. Sana Karam is a radiation oncology specialist. She has a special interest in radiation therapy. Dr. Karam is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She studied medicine at 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
1665 Aurora Court
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Thomas Pugh practices radiation oncology in Aurora, CO. He studied medicine at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in radiation therapy. Dr. Pugh accepts United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pugh'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
1665 Aurora Court
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Julie Carlson is a radiation oncology specialist. She is affiliated with the University Physicians. Dr. Carlson is a graduate of the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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.