Medical Services

Cancer Care

Mercy Iowa City Cancer Care - Department of Mercy Hospital

540 E. Jefferson Street Suite 105
Iowa City, Iowa 52245
Phone: 319-339-3917 
Fax: 319-358-2794 

Office Hours
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Scott Miller, MD
Dr. Miller received his medical education from University of Iowa, completed his residency at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, and is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology Certificate. 

Dr. Miller believes that Mercy Medical of Oncology is special because of the ease of access and continuity of care throughout Mercy. He grew up on a farm near Kalona and loves the rural and community based feel.  Outside of work he enjoys hiking, agriculture, reading, and spending time with his wife, four kids, and dog. What he would like his patients to know is that he looks at the patient's total well-being not only the specific diagnosis.

  Mikhail Perlov, MD
Dr. Perlov received his medical education from SUNY Upstate Medical University, completed his residency and fellowship at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, and is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine; subspecialty hematology and oncology. 

Barbara Peterson, DNP, AGNP-c
Dr. Barbara Peterson received her doctorate from the University of Iowa and is certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, with a specialty in the care of teens through geriatrics.

Dr. Peterson shares Mercy's Mission of Excellence in care while providing the best patient experience.  She enjoys spending her free time in nature kayaking, hiking, and paddle boarding with her spouse.

Medical Oncology (including solid tumors and blood cancers):
  • Bladder cancer 
  • Breast cancer
  • Chronic leukemia
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Liver cancer 
  • Lung cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Testicular cancer
  • Uterine cancer
  • Melanoma 

Hematology/Blood disorders 

  • Anemia
  • Leukopenia
  • Leukocytosis
  • Polycythemia
  • Thrombocytopenia

Treatments and Procedures:

  • Biological therapies
  • Blood transfusions
  • Bone marrow biopsy
  • Chemotherapy administration
  • Intravenous infusions
  • Palliative care
  • Supportive care

Support Group - Continuing After Cancer Support Group
This group welcomes all women who are living with cancer; it offers a monthly meeting featuring educational presentations. The group meets on the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m., Fanning room, Mercy Medical Plaza.