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We found 10 oncologists who accept First Health 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's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Saint Louis, MO and Saint Peters, MO. He has a special interest in blood cancers and bone marrow transplant. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Schroeder completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Schroeder is affiliated with Washington University Physicians, Progress West Hospital, and Siteman Cancer Center. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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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 practices general surgery and oncology (cancer care) in Saint Peters, MO and Saint Louis, MO. Dr. Cyr's areas of clinical interest consist of breast surgery and breast cancer. 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 subsequently trained at New Hanover Regional Medical Center for residency. Her professional 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's specialties are general surgery, oncology (cancer care), and pediatric cardiothoracic surgery. He practices in Saint Peters, MO and Saint Louis, MO. Dr. Puri's areas of expertise consist of lung transplant, esophageal cancer, and lung cancer. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to 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. In addition to English, Dr. Puri (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 practices radiation oncology in Saint Louis, MO and Saint Peters, MO. She attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Perkins include leukemia and gamma knife radiosurgery. Dr. Perkins is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Perkins's professional 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 areas of specialization are adult oncology and medical oncology. He graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Dr. Van Tine's medical residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Van Tine include sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer). Dr. Van Tine is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with 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 is a specialist in adult oncology, medical oncology, and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Wildes graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include 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 specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Saint Peters, MO and Saint Louis, MO. Dr. Politsmakher (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and German. His professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians, Progress West Hospital, and Siteman Cancer Center. Dr. Politsmakher obtained his medical school training at Ross University School of Medicine and performed his residency at New York Methodist Hospital. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Anna Roshal's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She practices in Saint Louis, MO and Saint Peters, MO. She is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians, Progress West Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Dr. Roshal completed her residency training at Strong Memorial 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 works as an oncologist and medical oncologist. He attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at UH Case Medical Center. In Dr. Oppelt's practice, he is particularly interested in sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Oppelt's professional affiliations include 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's areas of specialization are adult oncology and medical oncology. In her practice, Dr. Frith focuses on breast cancer. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She studied medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Frith's professional 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.