The Radiation Oncology department is staffed by many individuals working together to provide the best care possible for their patients.
A Radiation Oncologist is a physician who specializes in treating cancer and other diseases with radiation therapy and who is responsible for planning patient care and prescribing treatment.
Our radiation oncologists are dedicated to coordinating a comprehensive, diagnostic, and therapeutic plan that is tailor made to each patient's specific needs. The strong emphasis on the development and incorporation of innovative radiation therapies, participation of patients in clinical trials, and the development of novel cancer treatment provides the patient access to therapies that are on the frontier of cancer research.
Medical Physics Division
Radiation therapists work with radiation oncologists to administer the daily radiation treatment under the doctor's prescription and supervision. They maintain daily records and regularly check the treatment machines to make sure they are working properly.
Our therapists have all received special training in the operation of Linear Accelerators used to deliver radiation therapy.
Radiation Oncology Nurses
Radiation Oncology Nurses are registered nurses who work closely with the radiation oncologist and other staff to coordinate patient care.
Our nurses work with patients during all phases of their treatment, providing oral and written information concerning diagnosis, treatment, and self-care measures to manage potential side effects of treatment. In addition, our nurses are available for any questions or concerns that may arise regarding treatment and its side effects both during and after completion of treatment.