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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 specialty is radiation oncology. In his practice, Dr. Gay focuses on bladder cancer and head and neck cancer. Dr. Gay accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Gay completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Gay speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Siteman Cancer Center.

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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 practices radiation oncology. He is a graduate of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. He trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for his residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bradley include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and proton therapy. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Bradley's 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, Breast Cancer

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 specialty is radiation oncology. His areas of clinical interest consist of gamma knife radiosurgery, breast cancer, and sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer). Dr. Zoberi is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Christian Hospital, and Washington University Physicians. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Zoberi trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Clinical interests: Sarcoma, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Radiation Therapy, Breast 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 works as a radiation oncologist. She has indicated that her clinical interests include breast cancer and head and neck cancer. Dr. Daly's hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Christian Hospital, and Washington University Physicians. She attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Daly accepts.

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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 works as a radiation oncologist. He studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Parikh trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for his residency. His areas of expertise consist of hepatobiliary cancer, thoracic cancer, and pancreatic cancer. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Parikh is professionally 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 radiation oncology and neuro-oncology specialist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include gamma knife radiosurgery and thoracic cancer. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Siteman Cancer Center. After attending Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Dr. Robinson completed his residency training at Cleveland Clinic. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Thoracic Cancer, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Spine Tumor, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Brain Tumor

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

Dr. Vincent Joe's medical specialty is radiation oncology and diagnostic radiology. He graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and then he performed his residency at Strong Memorial Hospital. Dr. Joe's areas of expertise consist of lung cancer, colon cancer, and breast cancer. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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

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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.