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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 sees patients in Saint Louis, MO and Saint Peters, MO. His medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Schroeder attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Schroeder include blood cancers and bone marrow transplant. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schroeder honors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians, Progress West Hospital, and Siteman Cancer Center. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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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 specializes in general surgery and oncology (cancer care) and practices in Saint Peters, MO and Saint Louis, MO. Dr. Cyr's areas of clinical interest consist of breast surgery and breast cancer. She is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and Creighton University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency 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 physician who specializes in general surgery, oncology (cancer care), and pediatric cardiothoracic surgery. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University, Dr. Puri attended All India Institute of Medical Sciences for medical school. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Puri include lung transplant, esophageal cancer, and lung cancer. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Puri (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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 works as a radiation oncologist in Saint Louis, MO and Saint Peters, MO. Dr. Perkins's areas of expertise include the following: leukemia and gamma knife radiosurgery. She is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Christian Hospital, and Washington University Physicians. Before completing her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Perkins attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Perkins accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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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 is an adult oncologist and medical oncologist in Saint Peters, MO and Saint Louis, MO. Clinical interests for Dr. Van Tine include sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer). He is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Van Tine is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Van Tine obtained his medical school training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Bone Cancer, Sarcoma, Soft Tissue Sarcoma

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

Dr. Tanya Wildes sees patients in Saint Louis, MO and Saint Peters, MO. Her medical specialties are adult oncology, medical oncology, and geriatrics (elderly care). She is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Wildes takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Wildes attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine.

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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's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians, Progress West Hospital, and Siteman Cancer Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Ross University School of Medicine, Dr. Politsmakher performed his residency at New York Methodist Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Politsmakher (or staff) speaks 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, who practices in Saint Louis, MO and Saint Peters, MO, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. After completing medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Strong Memorial Hospital. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Roshal's 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, who practices in Saint Peters, MO, Creve Coeur, MO, and Saint Louis, MO, is a medical specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Oppelt include sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer). He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Progress West Hospital. He attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at UH Case Medical Center for residency. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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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's medical specialty is adult oncology and medical oncology. Her areas of expertise include breast cancer. Dr. Frith is professionally affiliated with Progress West Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Siteman Cancer Center. She attended the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Frith accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.