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Baptist Eastpoint adding radiation therapy

The Baptist Eastpoint outpatient center has expanded to offer radiation therapy for cancer patients.

The 7,000-square feet center has a linear accelerator with Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) capability, a CT scanner, treatment planning areas, and conference/education space.

IMRT allows very small beams of radiation with varying intensities to be aimed at a tumor from many angles. The result is radiation treatments that conform even more to the shape of the tumor than standard treatment, with two major benefits: delivering a higher dose of radiation to the tumor and minimizing the dose to the healthy tissue that surrounds it.

The radiation center will be more convenient for patients living in Eastern Jefferson, Oldham and Shelby counties. They will find familiar faces at the center, as the same radiation oncologists who provide services at Baptist Health Louisville will be at Baptist Eastpoint -- Ben Birkhead, MD; James Eckman, MD; Crystal McMahan, MD; and Carrie Scharf, MD.

Baptist Eastpoint, located in the Eastpoint Business Center near Anchorage, is a convenient alternative for outpatient surgery, diagnostic services, physical therapy, and urgent care. The $63 million center features four surgical suites outfitted for a variety of same-day procedures – from ear tubes to weight-loss surgery to bone spur removal. Endoscopy procedures, such as colonoscopy, can also be performed in one of two special rooms at the Baptist Eastpoint Surgery Center. The building also includes physician offices, including a Baptist Medical Associates office.

Baptist Eastpoint is located at 2400 Eastpoint Parkway in the Eastpoint Business Center. Learn more and take a virtual tour at or by calling (502) 897-8131.