Dr. Joseph Cangas, MD

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Age 47
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Dr. Joseph Cangas, MD
Dr Cangas is from Dallas City, IL. He married his wife Zoe (rhymes with Joe) in February, 2014. They have a daughter, Alexis (12), 2 yo baby Ellyn, and a little boy due March, 2017. After high school, Joe served in the. Army.. He then attended Southeastern Community College, Western Illinois University, and the University of Illinois College of Medicine. His pediatric residency was completed at the University of Missouri in 2004. He enjoys watching college sports, is a Cardinals fan, is an active member of the Columbia and Crestwood/Sunset Hills Kiwanis, and a board member of Life Network of Southern Illinois. After working in Salem, IL for two years, he wanted to be closer to 'the city'. So, in 2006, he started Illini Pediatrics, after seeing the need for a pediatrician in Monroe County. In 2015, Dr Cangas discovered a huge need in the community for after hours care to prevent urgent care and E.R. visits; thus the beginning of the walk-in clinic. Since then, he has decided to open a second practice in St Louis to offer the same great care and convenient hours. Dr Cangas hopes that together Ideal Pediatrics, Illini Pediatrics and Helmets First, he will keep the children of the area safe and healthy.

10007 Kennerly Rd Ste C

Saint Louis, MO 63128

Contact Information

(855) 964-3325

Dr. Joseph Cangas, MD

Dr. Joseph Cangas, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

We respect all parents' decisions on their child's care, however, we practice evidence based medicine, and follow protocol on scientifically proven effective methods of treatment.  So much of children's health, especially in childhood and adolescence is behaviorally modeled- meaning parents that lead by example by eating well, sleeping sufficiently, creating safe and loving home environments can create an environment more suitable for a child to grow and thrive in. We will always listen to a parent's concern, and will try our best to come to the safest method to treat your child which will make the parent feel comfortable, but most importantly will also be the best treatment for your child. 

At Illini Pediatrics and Ideal Pediatrics, we truly do treat your children like our own. We want all children to be loved, and have an opportunity for a healthy and long life. By providing the best possible service, we hope that you can call us your medical home. 

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Dr. Cangas' Experience

Dr. Cangas' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Pediatrics
  • Board certified in Pediatrics
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Pediatrics
  • Adolescent Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
    Accredited by: American Board of Pediatrics*

Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Asthma in Children
  • Congestion
  • Cough
  • Headache
  • Injuries
  • Obesity
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Sinusitis
  • Sore Throat
  • Wheezing


  • Allergy Shots
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Immunization
  • Infant Care
  • Nebulizer Treatment
  • Physical Examination
  • Sports Physical Examination
  • Vaccination
  • Wart Removal
  • Well Baby Care
  • Well Child Examination
  • Wellness Examination

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Missouri.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Western Illinois University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1998
  • Univ Of Il Coll Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • University Of Missouri-Columbia School Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • University Of Missouri-Columbia School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Cangas has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Cangas' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cangas to family and friends
based on 48 total reviews (11 with comments)
Dr. Cangas Says:

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your feedback about our practice. We hope you had an amazing experience. If you did not, please reach out to us so we can do our best to correct the issue or fix the problem so you and other patients will be satisfied in the future. Our number one priority is healthy children, and number two is happy parents! We hope to see you again soon. ...

Dr. Cangas' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (11)
in Millstadt |
Great group of doctors. I trust them completely with the care of my children and couldn't imagine taking them anywhere else.
in St Louis, MO |
All the doctors in this practice really seem to truly care about their patients, they take time to make sure you understand all diagnosis and expectations of care and they stay up-to-date on all recommended care for children , via AAP. They truly seem to have your child's best interest at heart !
in St Louis, MO |
Illini and Ideal pediatric offices are both worth going to!!! They have available same day sick appts for patients and a very convenient after hours walk -in clinic for patients and Non-patients!!! Highly recommend!! Not the long waits that ER's have , and more personal , caring experience!!!
in St Louis, MO |
Love Dr. Cangas!
Columbia, IL |
Love the office and their overly friendly staff!!
in St Louis, MO |
Dr. Cangas has been my children's pediatrician since 2008, and he is such an excellent doctor, he's like family to us. His bedside manner is excellent and the availability of walk in hours is every parents dream!
St. Louis mo |
Caring staff. Knowledgeable providers. Ease in making appointments. Quality care
in St Louis, MO |
Highly recommend Doc and his staff. They are all super friendly and always a great help
in St Louis, MO |
Great service and staff!
in St Louis, MO |
Dr Cangas and staff provide a welcoming environment with awesome hours. I can always count to get in to see him!
in Columbia, IL |
He truly cares about his patients. Every time we have a visit he never rushes, always answers questions thoroughly n always provides the best care for my kiddos.
Thank you so much for taking the time to review Illini Pediatrics. We are so pleased you had a great experience.
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Dr. Cangas accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    Blue Preferred Plus POS
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HealthLink
    HealthLink PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Cangas has admitting privileges

SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital
1465 S Grand Blvd
Saint Louis, MO 63104
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St. Louis Children's Hospital
One Children's Hospital
Saint Louis, MO 63110
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