We found 6 radiation oncologists who accept Humana Gold 2250/HMO Premier near Denver, CO.

Dr. Seth David Reiner, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2525 S Downing Street; Cga - Mb 140
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Seth Reiner practices radiation oncology. Dr. Reiner is professionally affiliated with Centura Health. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University, Dr. Reiner attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school.

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Dr. Darlene Marie Bugoci, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2525 S Downing Street; Cga - Mb 140
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Darlene Bugoci is a radiation oncology specialist. Dr. Bugoci takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Centura Health.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1800 Williams Street; Suite 100
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Kathryn Howell's specialty is radiation oncology. She attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center, Denver. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Howell is professionally affiliated with Centura Health.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2777 Mile High Stadium Circle
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Eric Gross is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. He is a graduate of the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Dr. Gross's medical residency was performed at Arizona Health Sciences Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
8300 W 38th Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO
 

Dr. Tyler Kemmis is a radiation oncology specialist in Wheat Ridge, CO. Dr. Kemmis accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4200 E 9th Avenue
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Elaine Weng is a radiation oncology specialist. She is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as 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.