We found 7 radiation oncologists who accept Union Pacific Railroad Employees Health Systems near Creve Coeur, MO.

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Dr. Hiram Alberto Gay, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
10 Barnes West Drive; Medical Office Building 2 Suite 101
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Hiram Gay's area of specialization is radiation oncology. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer and head and neck cancer. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Siteman Cancer Center. Dr. Gay is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Gay graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Kidney Cancer, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Urologic Disorders, Cancer, Testicular ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey D Bradley, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
10 Barnes West Drive; Medical Office Building 2 Suite 101
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Jeffrey Bradley is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). Dr. Bradley is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Christian Hospital, and Washington University Physicians.

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Clinical interests: Thoracic Cancer, Proton Therapy, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Stereotactic Body Radiation ... (Read more)

Dr. Imran Zoberi, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
10 Barnes West Drive; Medical Office Building 2 Suite 101
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Imran Zoberi's medical specialty is radiation oncology. His education and training includes medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Zoberi has a special interest in gamma knife radiosurgery, breast cancer, and sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Christian Hospital, and Washington University Physicians.

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Clinical interests: Sarcoma, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Radiation Therapy, Breast Cancer

Dr. Vincent Q Joe, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Diagnostic Radiology
3015 N Ballas Road
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Vincent Joe is a medical specialist in radiation oncology and diagnostic radiology. He attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and then went on to complete his residency at Strong Memorial Hospital. Dr. Joe has indicated that his clinical interests include lung cancer, colon cancer, and breast cancer. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Mackenzie D Daly, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
10 Barnes West Drive; Medical Office Building 2 Suite 101
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Mackenzie Daly sees patients in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. Her medical specialty is radiation oncology. Her clinical interests include breast cancer and head and neck cancer. Dr. Daly's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Christian Hospital, and Washington University Physicians. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Daly completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Lung Problems, Neck Problems, Cancer, Breast Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer

Dr. Parag Jitendra Parikh, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
10 Barnes West Drive
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Parag Parikh's medical specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Parikh's areas of expertise include the following: hepatobiliary cancer, thoracic cancer, and pancreatic cancer. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. Dr. Parikh is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Pancreatic Cancer, Hepatobiliary Cancer, Thoracic Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Liver Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Clifford Grant Robinson, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Neuro-Oncology
10 Barnes West Drive; Medical Office Building 2 Suite 101
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Clifford Robinson is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology and neuro-oncology. These areas are among Dr. Robinson's clinical interests: esophageal cancer, spine tumor, and lung cancer. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Robinson accepts. Before completing his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Robinson attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Siteman Cancer Center.

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Clinical interests: Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy, Thoracic Cancer, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Spine Tumor, ... (Read more)

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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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