Radiation Therapy – to many people, it is a mystery. To those about to experience it, it offers hope for full recovery.
If you require radiation therapy after a cancer diagnosis, you may take comfort in knowing that quality treatment is available right here in Bluefield.

The PCH Bluefield Radiation Therapy Department is equipped with a high-energy linear accelerator, which allows us to offer:

Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)

  • High-energy photon treatments
  • Multiple-electron energies for shallow lesions

At high doses, radiation therapy kills cancer cells or slows their growth by damaging their DNA. Cancer cells whose DNA is damaged beyond repair stop dividing or die. When the damaged cells die, they are broken down and removed by the body.

The Radiation Therapy team, including our Radiation Oncologist, Radiation Therapy nurse, Radiation Therapist, and Radiation Physicist, will customize a treatment plan to meet your specific need.

We welcome the opportunity to provide this highly beneficial cancer treatment for our friends and neighbors right here at home.

Please call today for more information: 304-327-1570.

Contact Information

PCH Bluefield Radiation Therapy
500 Cherry Street
Bluefield, WV 24701
304-327-1570 or 304-327-1566

Located in the former Bluefield Regional Medical Center hospital facility. Use ER entrance.


David S. Shimm, MD

Specialty: Radiation Oncology

American Board of Radiology
Therapeutic Radiology
American Board of Internal Medicine

Medical School:
Duke Medical School, Durham, North Carolina

Internal Medicine – Duke Hospital, Durham, North Carolina
Radiation Oncology – Massachusetts General
Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

Hematology – Duke Hospital, Durham, North Carolina