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We found 11 oncologists who accept Best Doctors near Saint Peters, MO.

Dr. Stephanie Mabry Perkins, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
150 Entrance Way
Saint Peters, MO
 

Dr. Stephanie Perkins specializes in radiation oncology. Dr. Perkins's areas of expertise include the following: leukemia and gamma knife radiosurgery. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Christian Hospital, and Washington University Physicians.

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Clinical interests: Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Leukemia

Dr. Mark Andrew Schroeder, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
150 Entrance Way
Saint Peters, MO
 

Dr. Mark Schroeder is a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Saint Louis, MO and Saint Peters, MO. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Schroeder include blood cancers and bone marrow transplant. Dr. Schroeder accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Schroeder's professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians, Progress West Hospital, and Siteman Cancer Center. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Blood Cancers, Leukemia, Bone Marrow Transplant

Dr. Amy Elizabeth Cyr Taro, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Oncology
70 Jungermann Circle; Medical Office Building 2
St. Peters, MO
 

Dr. Amy Cyr practices general surgery and oncology (cancer care) in Saint Peters, MO and Saint Louis, MO. Clinical interests for Dr. Cyr include breast surgery and breast cancer. Dr. Cyr takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and Creighton University School of Medicine and a graduate of New Hanover Regional Medical Center's residency program. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Breast Biopsy, Breast Surgery, Breast Issues, Breast Imaging, Cancer, Breast Cancer

Dr. Varun Puri, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Oncology, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
100 Entrance Way
Saint Peters, MO
 

Dr. Varun Puri is a general surgery, oncology (cancer care), and pediatric cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Saint Peters, MO and Saint Louis, MO. Clinical interests for Dr. Puri include lung transplant, esophageal cancer, and lung cancer. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Christian Hospital, and Washington University Physicians. Dr. Puri is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at All India Institute of Medical Sciences and residency at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. Dr. Puri (or staff) is conversant in Hindi and Punjabi.

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Clinical interests: Inguinal Hernia, Thoracic Cancer, Lung Problems, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Barrett's ... (Read more)

Dr. Caron Elizabeth Rigden, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
150 Entrance Way
Saint Peters, MO
 

Dr. Caron Rigden is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. Dr. Rigden's areas of expertise include gastrointestinal cancer. She is affiliated with Washington University Physicians, Siteman Cancer Center, and Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rigden graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer

Dr. Brian Andrew Van Tine, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
150 Entrance Way
Saint Peters, MO
 

Dr. Brian Van Tine is a medical specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Van Tine include sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Van Tine takes. Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Van Tine attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Liposarcoma, Leiomyosarcoma, Bone Cancer, Sarcoma

Dr. Tanya Marya Wildes, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Geriatrics
150 Entrance Way
Saint Peters, MO
 

Dr. Tanya Wildes practices adult oncology, medical oncology, and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Wildes graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. She trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders, Head and Neck Cancer

Dr. Alex Politsmakher, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Geriatrics
150 Entrance Way
St. Peters, MO
 

Dr. Alex Politsmakher is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine and a graduate of New York Methodist Hospital's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Politsmakher (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and German. He is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians, Progress West Hospital, and Siteman Cancer Center.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
150 Entrance Way
Saint Peters, MO
 

Dr. Anna Roshal sees patients in Saint Louis, MO and Saint Peters, MO. Her medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Her professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians, Progress West Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Roshal accepts. Before completing her residency at Strong Memorial Hospital, Dr. Roshal attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Cancer, Blood Disorders

Dr. Peter J Oppelt, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
150 Entrance Way
St. Peters, MO
 

Dr. Peter Oppelt is an adult oncology and medical oncology specialist in Saint Peters, MO, Creve Coeur, MO, and Saint Louis, MO. Dr. Oppelt's clinical interests encompass sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer). He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, he performed his residency at UH Case Medical Center. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Progress West Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Sarcoma

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
150 Entrance Way
Saint Peters, MO
 

Dr. Ashley Frith, who practices in Saint Louis, MO and Saint Peters, MO, is a medical specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. Her clinical interests encompass breast cancer. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Frith's education and training includes medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine and residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Frith's hospital/clinic affiliations include Progress West Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Siteman Cancer Center.

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Clinical interests: Breast Cancer

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What is Oncology?

An oncologist is a physician who is concerned with the treatment of tumors and cancers. Cancer is when cells in the human body grow in an abnormal or out-of-control way. The goal of oncology is to cure a patient’s cancer, or, if the cancer is incurable, to control the cancer and reduce the symptoms for as long as possible.

Oncologists have several roles in their interaction with patients. They diagnose cancer and determine what stage the cancer is in, or to what extent the cancer has grown. They explain the diagnosis and stage to the patient, and they recommend treatment and deliver care. During treatment, oncologists are responsible for maintaining quality of life for their patients by reducing pain and side effects from medications.

There are three main types of oncologists:
  • Medical Oncologists specialize in the use of medications, especially chemotherapy, to kill cancer cells. In some areas, the term “medical oncologist” refers to the oncologist who is overall in charge of making decisions about a patient’s treatment.
  • Surgical Oncologists specialize in surgical treatments for cancer, such as biopsies (where small tissue samples are taken and examined), or surgical removal of tumors and surrounding tissue.
  • Radiation Oncologists specialize in the use of radiation (a kind of high powered x-ray) to kill cancer.

The American Society of Clinical Oncology also recognizes the subspecialties of Gynecological Oncology, which focuses on cancers of the female reproductive tract, and Pediatric Oncology, which deals with cancers that are most common in childhood.

In the United States, nearly one-half of all men and one-third of all women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes. It is an unfortunately common disease that can sometimes be life-threatening. Oncologists provide care to millions of people facing that diagnosis every year.