Oncology Specialists

Medical Radiation Physicist
The Medical Radiation Physicist works directly with the radiation oncologist in the treatment planning and delivery. They oversee the work of the dosimetrist and help ensure that complex treatments are properly tailored to each patient. The physicist is also responsible for developing and directing quality control programs for equipment and procedures and making sure the equipment works properly by performing safety testing.

Medical Dosimetrist
The Medical Dosimetrist is responsible for the design of a treatment plan (as prescribed by the radiation oncologist) to determine a treatment field technique that will deliver that prescribed radiation dose. The medical dosimetrist maintains a delicate balance between delivering the prescription the physician has written, while ensuring the patient will not lose important healthy organ function.

Radiation Therapist
Board Certified personnel with special training who works with the equipment that delivers the radiation.

Oncology Certified Nurses
An Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN) is a Registered Nurse (RN) that has obtained additional training, knowledge and certification in the oncology area to ensure that the patients are receiving the best and most up-to-date care in cancer treatments.

Certified Tumor Registrar
Personnel who identifies, collects and submits cancer information for new cancer patients and performs follow-up information on existing cases of cancer. The information is submitted to the State Health Registry of Iowa, part of the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program, which is a source of cancer statistics in the United States.

Patient Care Specialist
The Patient Care Specialist will register you during your visits and ensure that all your records are sent to your primary care physician.

Coding/Prior Authorization
The Coding/Prior Authorization Staff will work directly with your insurance for coverage of your treatments and visits.