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Dr. Ray Richards, MD

Radiation Oncology ·  Male · Age 62

Dr. Richards

Gammawest Cancer Services

1308 E 900 S Unit B Saint George, UT 84790

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Dr. Ray Richards, MD is a radiation oncology specialist in Saint George, UT and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from University Of Utah School Of Medicine in 1985 and specializes in radiation oncology, breast oncology, and more.


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(435) 767-9104

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Dr. Richards' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Cancer
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Richards treats Cancer more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Richards treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma
  • Adolescent Cancer
  • Adrenal Cortical Carcinoma
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Adult Cerebral Astrocytoma
  • Adult Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Ampullary Carcinoma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma
  • Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Appendix Cancer
  • Astrocytoma
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC)
  • Basal Type Breast Cancer
  • Benign Astrocytoma
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Biliary Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Blood Cancer
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (Includes: Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brainstem Glioma
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Recurrence
  • Bronchioalveolar Carcinoma
  • Bronchogenic Carcinoma
  • Cancer of Floor of Mouth
  • Cerebellar Astrocytoma
  • Cerebral Astrocytoma
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Chordoma
  • Choriocarcinoma
  • Chromophobe Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Clear Cell Adenocarcinoma
  • Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Distal Colorectal Cancer
  • Distal Gastrointestinal Tract Cancers
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Duodenal Cancer
  • Ear Cancer
  • Endocrine Cancer
  • Endometrial Cancer
  • ENT Cancer
  • Epidermoid Carcinoma
  • Epithelial-Myoepithelial Carcinoma
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Extrahepatic Bile Duct Cancer
  • Eye Cancer
  • Facial Skin Cancer
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Familial Colorectal Cancer
  • Familial Pancreatic Cancer
  • Familial Renal Cancer
  • Familial Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Fibrolamellar Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  • Follicular Adenocarcinoma
  • Follicular Thyroid Cancer
  • Gall Bladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder & Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastric Cancer, Borrmann 4
  • Gastroenterologic Cancer (Colon, Stomach, Esophageal, Liver)
  • Genital System Cancer
  • Genitourinary Cancers
  • Gland Cancer
  • Glassy Cell Carcinoma
  • Glioma
  • Gliomatosis Cerebri
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hamartomatous Colorectal Cancer
  • Heart Cancer
  • Hepatobiliary Cancer
  • Hepatocellular Cancer
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  • Hip Cancer
  • Hypopharyngeal Cancer
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • Infundibulocystic Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Intestinal Cancer
  • Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
  • Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
  • Joint Cancer
  • Juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytoma
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngeal Carcinoma
  • Limb Cancer
  • Lip Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Locally Advanced Breast Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma of the Breast
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Male Genitourinary Cancer
  • Malignant Astrocytoma
  • Malignant Breast Tumor
  • Malignant Glioma
  • Mediastinal Cancer
  • Medullary Thyroid Cancer
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Melanoma-Astrocytoma Syndrome
  • Merkel Cell Cancer
  • Metastatic Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Metastatic Blood Cancer
  • Metastatic Bone Cancer
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Metastatic Liver Cancer
  • Metastatic Lymph Cancer
  • Metastatic Nervous System Cancer
  • Metastatic Prostate Cancer
  • Metastatic Skin Cancer
  • Metastatic Soft Tissue Cancer
  • Metastatic Spinal Cord Cancer
  • Metastatic Squamous Neck Cancer With Occult Primary
  • MSI-H Colorectal Cancer
  • MSI-L Colorectal Cancer
  • MSS Colorectal Cancer
  • Muscle Cancer
  • Nasal Cavity Cancer
  • Nasopharyngeal Cancer
  • Neck Cancer
  • Nerve Cancer
  • Neuroendocrine Cancer
  • Nevoid Basal Cell Carcinoma Syndrome
  • Nodular Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Noduloulcerative Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
  • Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer, Familial
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Nose Cancer
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Oropharyngeal Cancer
  • Oropharyngeal Cancer, Adult
  • Osteosarcoma of the Breast
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Ovarian Epithelial Cancer
  • Palate Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Islet Cell Cancer
  • Papillary Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Papillary Thyroid Cancer
  • Paranasal Sinus Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Cancer
  • Parathyroid Carcinoma
  • Parotid Gland Cancer
  • Pediatric Cancer
  • Pelvic Cancer
  • Penile Cancer
  • Pharyngeal Cancer
  • Pigmented Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pre-Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Primary Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 1
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 10
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 11
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 14
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 2
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 3
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 4
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 5
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 6
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 7
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 8
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 9
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - X-Linked 1
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - X-Linked 2
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary -12
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary -13
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary -15
  • Radiation-Induced Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Renal (Kidney) Cancer
  • Renal Cell Cancer
  • Respiratory System Cancer
  • Retinal Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Sebaceous Gland Carcinoma
  • Secretory Breast Carcinoma
  • Sinonasal Undifferentiated Carcinoma
  • Sinus Cancer
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Spinal Cord Cancer
  • Spleen Cancer
  • Sporadic Colorectal Cancer
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Conjunctiva
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Head and Neck
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer, Familial
  • Superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Supraglottic Laryngeal Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thoracic Cancer
  • Throat Cancer
  • Thymus Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer, Anaplastic
  • Thyroid Cancer, Familial Medullary
  • Thyroid Cancer, Hurthle Cell
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Trachea Cancer
  • Transitional Cell Cancer
  • Transitional Cell Carcinoma
  • Tubular Carcinoma
  • Urachal Cancer
  • Ureteral Cancer
  • Urinary Tract Cancer
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Visual Pathway and Hypothalamic Glioma
  • Vocal Cord Carcinoma
  • Vulvar Cancer
Breast Cancer
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Richards treats Breast Cancer more than 5% of his peers

Dr. Richards treats this condition more than 5% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Basal Type Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Recurrence
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
  • Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
  • Locally Advanced Breast Cancer
  • Lymphoma of the Breast
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Malignant Breast Tumor
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma of the Breast
  • Pre-Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Radiation-Induced Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Secretory Breast Carcinoma
  • Tubular Carcinoma
Skin Cancer
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Richards treats Skin Cancer more than 5% of his peers

Dr. Richards treats this condition more than 5% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC)
  • Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Epidermoid Carcinoma
  • Facial Skin Cancer
  • Infundibulocystic Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Merkel Cell Cancer
  • Nevoid Basal Cell Carcinoma Syndrome
  • Nodular Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Noduloulcerative Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
  • Pigmented Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Conjunctiva
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Head and Neck
  • Superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma

Dr. Richards' conditions and procedures:

  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Treatment
  • Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Gynecological Oncology Surgery
  • Prostate Brachytherapy
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT)
  • Tomotherapy

About Me

It is our goal to help you find answers, give hope to you and your loved ones, and receive the best treatment options available.  At GammaWest Cancer Services, we take cancer very personally.

We speciali...

Specialties

  • Radiation Oncology
  • Breast Oncology
  • Prostate Oncology

Board Certifications

Education

1989
Loma Linda University Hospital
Residency Hospital
1986
St Josephs Hospital
Internship Hospital
1985
University Of Utah School Of Medicine
Medical School
1989
1986
1985

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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A superb physician who is very knowledgable, compassionate and caring.
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Dr. Richards is outstanding! Very professional, very knowledgeable, and very proficient. He listens to your your questions and answers them in a very compassionate, thorough, and understandable manner. Additionally, his entire staff is outstanding! I highly recommend Dr Ray Richards and his staff. Dave Giles, Saint George, Ut
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Dr. Richards was a delight to an otherwise depressing situation. He has the unique ability to explain very complex disease and procedures in a way that is easily understood. i appreciated his accessibility and great attitude. Dr Richards is a knowledgeable professional without the stuffiness. His whole staff follows his great example.
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I had a very good experiece given the Reason for being ther was bad news everyone made me feel important and everyone was very informative and helpfull they ansewred all of my Questions and addresed all of my fears and consernes promply I am very Happy with the outcome and I am feeling great so I hghily recomend Dr Richards and Staff
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I would recommend Dr.Richards to EVERYONE who needs his services. He is absolutely the most caring, understanding and down to earth doctor I have ever had. He is genuine! One of a kind!
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Dr. Richards is a pleasant physician and good sense of humor. He is very good at listening to your issues you may have during treatment and offers advice. He was extremely helpful during my treatment program and I would highly recommend him to anyone needing treatment.
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Very caring and explains all the procedures.
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I have Dupuytren's contracture in my hands and was very concerned about my treatment. Surgery was not an option for me. I live in Kanab, Utah, so being referred to Dr. Richards was a blessing since my choices were Idaho or Washington. I felt very comfortable with Dr. Richards and his staff - each made me feel I was in good, educated hands. I was interviewed, each step explained, and what I could expect. Dr. Richards examined my hands after my treatments to see if all was going as planned.
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Dr. Richards and his excellent staff treated me with gentle, patient and professional care. They listened to my questions and concerns and answered each question and removed my worries. The facility is top notch from the waiting room through the exam rooms and especially the therapy rooms. There is a warmth that each staff member brings to their work that makes you feel special.
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I have never experienced such a thoughtful, caring and competent Doctor who took the time to explain in a way that I understood. He made phone call twice to my home to check on me to see how I was doing after having radiation treatment. Everyone in his office was friendly and very helpful. They all helped to make a bad situation ( radiation treatment) bearable. Max Turpin
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Dr. Richards worked with me to change what I did prior to the exposer using bundles of protons with a positive charge. Using magnets the bundles can be given millions of electron volts of kinetic energy. Prior to each visit I fasted for 22 hrs.. 90 min. before visit I ate a meal high in sugar content. The sugar caused the cancer to unzip an also repaired the normal DNA's. RESULTS I killed all the cancers, pre cancers and sun damaged cells. The process also permanently removed the hair.
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Dr. Richards and the entire staff at Gamma West are at the top of my list of professional and compassionate health care providers. I have never felt rushed, I am always able to have all of my questions and concerns addressed, and never have waited more than 2 or 3 minutes for my scheduled appointments. I have the highest level of comfort, confidence and positive results expectation regarding my treatment plan, and what more can a patient ask for?
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Dr Richards was very personable, friendly and professional. His optimism relative to the results of my treatment as it progressed and as to the final outcome made my visits pleasant and encouraging.
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My whole experience with Dr. Richards was beyond my expectations. He took the time to explain my treatment options fully and answered any questions that I had. His entire staff is excellent and provides great service in a caring atmosphere. He has a great personality and projects trust and competence in all his care giving.
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I would recommend Dr Richards because he did not pressure me, and gave me very accurate information regarding benefits and disadvantages of each treatment choice.
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Very Personable, always available and willing to talk to the patient and family
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Took time to answer all my questions and explained everything in extreme detail including my odds of survival with prostate cancer. Also one hellava nice guy.
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