We found 7 providers matching radiation therapy and who accept Mercy Health Plan HMO 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. Dr. Gay is conversant in Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gay include bladder cancer and head and neck cancer. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Siteman Cancer Center. After completing medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, Dr. Gay performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), Gamma Knife radiosurgery, radioisotope therapy, prostate brachytherapy, high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy

All 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, who practices in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Bradley include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Christian Hospital, and Washington University Physicians. Dr. Bradley attended the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), proton therapy

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $275
  • Medicare Cost: $103
Dr. Imran Zoberi, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
10 Barnes West Drive; Medical Office Building 2 Suite 101
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Imran Zoberi is a radiation oncology specialist in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. His areas of expertise include the following: gamma knife radiosurgery, breast cancer, and sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Zoberi attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Zoberi is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Christian Hospital, and Washington University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , Gamma Knife radiosurgery, radiation therapy

All Interests: Sarcoma, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Radiation Therapy, Breast Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $275
  • Medicare Cost: $103
Dr. Parag Jitendra Parikh, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
10 Barnes West Drive
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Parag Parikh's specialty is radiation oncology. He is especially interested in hepatobiliary cancer, thoracic cancer, and pancreatic cancer. Dr. Parikh's hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , radiation therapy

All Interests: Pancreatic Cancer, Hepatobiliary Cancer, Thoracic Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Liver Disease, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 38
  • Uninsured Cost: $275
  • Medicare Cost: $103
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. He attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Robinson's areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, spine tumor, and lung cancer. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Robinson's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Siteman Cancer Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Gamma Knife radiosurgery, stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT)

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 42
  • Uninsured Cost: $275
  • Medicare Cost: $103
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. Dr. Joe's areas of expertise consist of lung cancer, colon cancer, and breast cancer. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school and subsequently trained at Strong Memorial Hospital for residency. Dr. Joe's professional 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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $381
  • Medicare Cost: $103
Dr. Naganathan B Mani, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Radiology, Vascular & Interventional Radiology
12634 Olive Boulevard
Creve Coeur, MO
 

Dr. Naganathan Mani is a physician who specializes in pediatric radiology and vascular & interventional radiology. In addition to English, Dr. Mani (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Mani has a special interest in abdominal imaging, liver cancer, and uterine fibroid embolization (UFE). He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. He attended Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh and Stanley Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mani honors.

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Relevant Interests: , radioembolization (selective internal radiation therapy)

All Interests: Gastrostomy, Uterine Fibroid Embolization, Abdominal Imaging, Liver Cancer, Hepatobiliary ... (Read more)

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What is Radiation Therapy?

Radiation therapy, or radiotherapy, uses high energy rays to treat tumors or cancer. Radiation damages the DNA of cancer cells, killing them or making it impossible for them to divide and for cancer to spread. Radiation therapy can be used alone or in combination with surgery or other treatments, such as chemotherapy. It is an option for tumors that cannot be easily accessed surgically, such as those at the base of the skull, and it can be used following surgical cancer treatment to remove remaining cancerous tissue and prevent recurrence of cancer. Sometimes radiation therapy is used as a palliative treatment to shrink tumors. Rather than cure your condition, palliative treatments treat symptoms, such as pain caused by spinal tumors and problems with eating or drinking caused by esophageal tumors.

The type of therapy you receive will depend on the size, type, and location of your tumor or cancer, as well as the sensitivity of the surrounding healthy tissue, your age, and your medical history. Radiation treatment may be delivered in two ways:

  • Internally, meaning radioactive material is placed inside of your body. Brachytherapy is a commonly used method of internal radiation therapy. Using catheters or needles, radioactive seeds or pellets are placed inside the body, and over the course of several weeks or a few months, the seeds will deliver radiation. Permanent brachytherapy leaves the seeds in your body permanently without causing side effects while temporary brachytherapy removes them after a treatment session.
  • Externally, using a machine that aims radiation beams outside of your body. External radiation therapy is also known as external beam radiation therapy (EBRT). There are several types of EBRT, which differ in intensity and type of beams used. EBRT can be done before surgery (preoperatively), during surgery (intraoperatively), or after surgery (post-operatively).

Before you undergo radiation therapy, a team of medical professionals, including a radiation oncologist, will work with you to determine a treatment plan. This will involve mapping the area around the tumor or cancer, determining proper positioning for treatment delivery, and determining dosage. Treatment delivery will occur in sessions over the course of several weeks or months, depending on the type and size of cancer and its location in the body, among other factors.

Although radiation therapy aims to target only cancerous cells, damage to normal healthy cells may occur. You might experience side effects from radiation during treatment or in the months and years following it. They are dependent on the areas treated and may include fatigue, nausea, vomiting, skin irritation, hair loss, memory loss, and infertility. Your oncologist will take into account the amount of radiation that different areas of your body can receive safely while determining your treatment plan.