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 specializes in radiation oncology. Dr. Grass's hospital/clinic affiliations include Dearborn County Hospital, St. Elizabeth Healthcare, and Mercy Health System. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University Hospital, Cincinnati and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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

Dr. Peter Fried's specialty is radiation oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Dearborn County Hospital, St. Elizabeth Healthcare, and Mercy Health System. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fried attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for residency.

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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. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Gerson is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Her training includes residency programs at The Christ Hospital, Cincinnati and the University Hospital, Cincinnati. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Dearborn County Hospital, St. Elizabeth Healthcare, and Mercy Health System.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
606 Wilson Creek Road; #130
Lawrenceburg, IN
 

Dr. John Sacco is a radiation oncology specialist. He is professionally affiliated with Dearborn County Hospital, St. Elizabeth Healthcare, and Mercy Health System. Dr. Sacco honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
606 Wilson Creek Road; #130
Lawrenceburg, IN
 

Dr. Michael Cross specializes in radiation oncology. Dr. Cross is professionally affiliated with Dearborn County Hospital, St. Elizabeth Healthcare, and Mercy Health System. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After attending the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at The Christ Hospital, Cincinnati and the University Hospital, Cincinnati.

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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 radiation oncology specialist. She is professionally affiliated with Dearborn County Hospital, St. Elizabeth Healthcare, and Mercy Health System. Dr. Feeney honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Rush Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
606 Wilson Creek Road
Lawrenceburg, IN
 

Dr. David Pratt specializes in radiation oncology. He is affiliated with Dearborn County Hospital, St. Elizabeth Healthcare, and Mercy Health System. Before completing his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU), Dr. Pratt attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Pratt honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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. His professional affiliations include Dearborn County Hospital and Mercy Health System. He attended the University of Kentucky College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky for residency. Dr. Shah takes 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.
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