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We found 10 oncologists who accept Best Doctors near Saint Peters, MO.

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

Dr. Mark Schroeder is an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. Dr. Schroeder's clinical interests encompass blood cancers and bone marrow transplant. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Schroeder is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians, Progress West Hospital, and Siteman Cancer Center. He has a closed panel.

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Clinical interests: Leukemia, Bone Marrow Transplant, Blood Cancers

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

Dr. Amy Cyr, who practices in Saint Peters, MO and Saint Louis, MO, is a medical specialist in general surgery and oncology (cancer care). Her areas of expertise include breast surgery and breast cancer. Dr. Cyr's hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and Creighton University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

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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 specialist in general surgery, oncology (cancer care), and pediatric cardiothoracic surgery. He works in Saint Peters, MO and Saint Louis, MO. He has indicated that his clinical interests include lung transplant, esophageal cancer, and lung cancer. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Puri attended medical school at All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Dr. Puri trained at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Puri (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Christian Hospital, and Washington University Physicians.

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

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

Dr. Stephanie Perkins' specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Perkins is especially interested in leukemia and gamma knife radiosurgery. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Perkins's 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. Brian Andrew Van Tine, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
150 Entrance Way
Saint Peters, MO
 

Dr. Brian Van Tine's specialties are adult oncology and medical oncology. He studied medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Dr. Van Tine trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for his residency. His clinical interests include sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Van Tine's professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Bone Cancer, Sarcoma

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

Dr. Tanya Wildes' specialties are adult oncology, medical oncology, and geriatrics (elderly care). She practices in Saint Louis, MO and Saint Peters, MO. Dr. Wildes's hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 works as an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. Dr. Politsmakher's hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians, Progress West Hospital, and Siteman Cancer Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at New York Methodist Hospital. Dr. Politsmakher (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and German.

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

Dr. Anna Roshal's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; she sees patients in Saint Louis, MO and Saint Peters, MO. She is a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Strong Memorial Hospital. Dr. Roshal accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians, Progress West Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital.

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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's areas of specialization are adult oncology and medical oncology; he sees patients in Saint Peters, MO, Creve Coeur, MO, and Saint Louis, MO. His clinical interests encompass sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Progress West Hospital. Dr. Oppelt is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and performed his residency at UH Case Medical Center.

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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 is a specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Frith include breast cancer. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Frith takes. She graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with 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.