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We found 8 radiation oncologists who accept Humana Simplicity near Lawrenceburg, IN.

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Dr. Jeffrey Ira Grass, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
606 Wilson Creek Road
Lawrenceburg, IN
 

Dr. Jeffrey Grass' area of specialization is radiation oncology. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Grass attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University Hospital, Cincinnati and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Dearborn County Hospital, St. Elizabeth Healthcare, and Mercy Health System.

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Dr. Peter R Fried, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
606 Wilson Creek Road; #130
Lawrenceburg, IN
 

Dr. Peter Fried specializes in radiation oncology. His professional affiliations include Dearborn County Hospital, St. Elizabeth Healthcare, and Mercy Health System. Dr. Fried is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Dr. Jennifer Whitney Gerson, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
606 Wilson Creek Road; Suite 130
Lawrenceburg, IN
 

Dr. Jennifer Gerson's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Her professional affiliations include Dearborn County Hospital, St. Elizabeth Healthcare, and Mercy Health System. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Gerson's education and training includes medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and residency at The Christ Hospital, Cincinnati and the University Hospital, Cincinnati.

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Dr. John Frederick Sacco, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
606 Wilson Creek Road; #130
Lawrenceburg, IN
 

Dr. John Sacco is a specialist in radiation oncology. His professional affiliations include Dearborn County Hospital, St. Elizabeth Healthcare, and Mercy Health System. He is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Dr. Sacco's residency was performed at Morristown Memorial Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Michael Allen Cross, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
606 Wilson Creek Road; #130
Lawrenceburg, IN
 

Dr. Michael Cross practices radiation oncology. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Cross trained at The Christ Hospital, Cincinnati and the University Hospital, Cincinnati. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His professional affiliations include Dearborn County Hospital, St. Elizabeth Healthcare, and Mercy Health System.

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Dr. Pratish Hemendra Shah, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
606 Wilson Creek Road; #130
Lawrenceburg, IN
 

Dr. Pratish Shah is a radiation oncologist. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah honors. After attending the University of Kentucky College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Shah completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. His professional affiliations include Dearborn County Hospital, St. Elizabeth Healthcare, and Mercy Health System.

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Dr. Susan Wisniewski Feeney, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
606 Wilson Creed Road; #130
Lawrenceburg, IN
 

Dr. Susan Feeney practices radiation oncology. After attending Rush Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Feeney takes. She is professionally affiliated with Dearborn County Hospital, St. Elizabeth Healthcare, and Mercy Health System.

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Dr. David Pratt, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
606 Wilson Creek Road
Lawrenceburg, IN
 

Dr. David Pratt is a specialist in radiation oncology. His professional affiliations include Dearborn County Hospital, St. Elizabeth Healthcare, and Mercy Health System. After attending St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Pratt 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.