We found 11 oncologists who accept First Health near Saint Peters, MO.

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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). Dr. Cyr's areas of expertise include the following: breast surgery and breast cancer. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and Creighton University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. 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. 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schroeder include blood cancers and bone marrow transplant. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. He is affiliated with Washington University Physicians, Progress West Hospital, and Siteman Cancer Center. Dr. Schroeder is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Blood Cancers, Leukemia, Bone Marrow Transplant

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. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung transplant, esophageal cancer, and lung cancer. Dr. Puri's hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Christian Hospital, and Washington University Physicians. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Puri studied medicine at All India Institute of Medical Sciences. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. In addition to English, Dr. Puri (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi.

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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' area of specialization is radiation oncology. In her practice, Dr. Perkins focuses on leukemia and gamma knife radiosurgery. Dr. Perkins's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Christian Hospital, and Washington University Physicians. She attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Van Tine include sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is affiliated with Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Liposarcoma, Leiomyosarcoma, Bone Cancer, Sarcoma

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

Dr. Caron Rigden's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She is especially interested in gastrointestinal cancer. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rigden's education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians, Siteman Cancer Center, and Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer

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

Dr. Tanya Wildes specializes in adult oncology, medical oncology, and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Saint Louis, MO and Saint Peters, MO. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Wildes's training includes a residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wildes honors. 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

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 takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Roshal attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Strong Memorial Hospital for residency. She is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians, Progress West Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Cancer, Blood Disorders

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

Dr. Alex Politsmakher is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. He is affiliated with Washington University Physicians, Progress West Hospital, and Siteman Cancer Center. Dr. Politsmakher takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Ross University School of Medicine. He trained at New York Methodist Hospital for his residency. Dr. Politsmakher (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and German.

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

Dr. Ashley Frith works as an oncologist and medical oncologist. She has indicated that her clinical interests include breast cancer. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Frith accepts. After attending the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Frith completed her residency training 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

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

Dr. Peter Oppelt's medical specialty is adult oncology and medical oncology. Dr. Oppelt has a special interest in sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Oppelt completed a residency program 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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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.
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