1. Why did you and Dr. Cavey decide to start Texas Radiotherapy?
We were talking and Matthew, Dr. Cavey, really wanted to have his patients treated the
right way and put their care first. At bigger places, people can sometimes turn into a
number, but we wanted to do something different. We wanted them to be treated like
2. What cancers do you treat at Texas Radiotherapy?
We treat a variety of cancers including prostate cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer, brain
cancer, and bladder cancer. Dr. Cavey is one of the few doctors in DFW that regularly
performs prostate seed implants, brachytherapy, to treat prostate cancer. We also use
Biozorb which is a motion-tracking technology that allows us to see where we’re treating
3. What was your favorite subject in school?
I really loved statistics. It helps you problem solve in the quickest way. I always enjoyed
looking at data and analyzing it.
4. How has your statistics background been helpful at Texas Radiotherapy?
I would like to start applying my statistics knowledge to tracking our patients’ outcomes. I want to profile the cancer stage, whether the patient was high risk or medium risk and then look at the entire system. This will help determine what pathways work best for treatment, track their results over time, and help us learn more for new patients. I think it’s more meaningful if people come here and see the data of how our patients are doing instead of how the broader population is doing.
5. Do you see AI playing a role in the future?
Yes, to some degree. We’re always looking into the newest technologies to provide our
patients with the best outcomes and results, but it would never replace care. With AI
you’re telling it what to do and you’re driving it so it wouldn’t be making any decisions on
its own. It would just help to facilitate a process and investigate if there’s a better way to
6. Why do you think patients love Texas Radiotherapy so much?
We really treat our patients like family. I try to do little things to make their treatment
better even if it’s just having candy at the front desk for them. We bring the big
capabilities hospitals have but we also get to know the patient and join them on their
journey. We also make a point to directly communicate with our patients. We thought,
“Why should you have to go through three different steps or people, so we made it
simple to just message us.”
7. What do you do in your free time?
I love spending time with my family! When we have the chance, we love going to the
mountains together and wind down. We spend a lot of time in our office treating patients,
so it’s good every now and then, to get away and come back feeling refreshed and ready
for every patient that we treat.