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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 is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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). Dr. Grass's professional 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 works as a radiation oncologist. His professional affiliations include Dearborn County Hospital, St. Elizabeth Healthcare, and Mercy Health System. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fried obtained his medical school training at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and 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 practices radiation oncology. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gerson honors. After completing medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, she performed her residency at The Christ Hospital, Cincinnati and the University Hospital, Cincinnati. Dr. Gerson is professionally affiliated with Dearborn County Hospital, St. Elizabeth Healthcare, and Mercy Health System.

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

Dr. John Sacco specializes in radiation oncology. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Dr. Sacco's medical residency was performed at Morristown Memorial Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is affiliated with Dearborn County Hospital, St. Elizabeth Healthcare, and Mercy Health System.

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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 is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at The Christ Hospital, Cincinnati and the University Hospital, Cincinnati. Dr. Cross's hospital/clinic 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 specializes in radiation oncology. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky, Dr. Shah attended medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with 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 is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Rush Medical College and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Feeney's professional affiliations include 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 practices radiation oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Dearborn County Hospital, St. Elizabeth Healthcare, and Mercy Health System. Dr. Pratt's education and training includes medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine and residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to 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.