Dr. Michael Beat
Dr. Michael Beat is the Medical Director at Arch Cancer Care and specializes in the treatment of prostate cancer. Dr. Beat trained at Tulane University and Washington University / Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.
Dr. Beat’s informative and educational approach to cancer care provides patients with knowledge and confidence. Given the subtle intricacies of prostate cancer management, “proactive surveillance” or curative treatment is optimized by a multimodality approach.
As a board certified radiation oncologist, he serves as a national committee member to assist with the design and review of prostate cancer treatment pathways for the US Oncology Value Pathways Powered by NCCN.
First impressions start at the front desk. Our receptionist welcomes patients for their appointments, schedules appointments, and helps facilitate our patient’s activities as they visit our department. She handles incoming calls, directs those calls to the appropriate staff member, answers questions to the best of her ability, and manages incoming and outgoing correspondence.
Patient Financial Counselor
The patient financial counselor is here to help you understand your financial responsibility and co-payments as directed per your insurance plan. She will call for benefits on your behalf so that she can inform you of the expected out of pocket expense that you may incur while undergoing treatment. She is always available to answer your questions and has direct communication with our central billing office.
Performs administrative and clinical duties under the direction of the physician. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments and diagnostic testing, maintaining medical records, billing, and obtaining referrals from insurance companies. Clinical duties may include recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, and administering injections and medications as directed by the physician.
Advises and consults with physicians in such applications as use of ionizing radiation in therapy, treatment planning with externally delivered radiation as well as use of internally implanted radioactive sources; knowledge of x-ray equipment, calibration, and dosimetry; performs quality assurance and oversees radiation safety requirements for the facility.
Measures and calculates radiation dose and develops optimum arrangement of radiation fields necessary to develop a treatment plan capable of delivering the prescribed radtiation dose. Selects beam energy, multiple beam arrangement, beam modifying devices, and other factors based on the physician's prescription and guidance. May simulate treatment procedure, assist in treatment delivery, and provide quality assurance support.
Provides radiation therapy to patients as prescribed by a radiation oncologist according to established practices and standards. Duties may include reviewing prescription and diagnosis; acting as liaison with physician and supportive care personnel; responsible for quality assurance of equipment and delivery of radiation for therapeutic purposes, radiation protection, proper execution of patient's treatment plan, simulation, and setup; maintains acurate records, reports, and files. May assist in dosimetry procedures and tumor localization.