Provider Profile

Rader_Valerie
Saint Luke’s Care Member

Provider Profile

Valerie J Rader, MD

Cardiology

Education

Medical School
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, MO
Residency
Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine (Rochester), Rochester, MN
Fellowship
Cardiovascular Disease, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, MO

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Subspecialty in Cardiovascular Disease

Academic Titles

  • Assistant Clinical Professor, University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Medicine
  • Physician Leadership Program Graduate, University of Missouri–Kansas City

Clinical Interests

  • clinical cardiology
  • echocardiography
  • womens heart health

Biography

Dr. Valerie Rader received her undergraduate degree in chemistry from Washington University in St. Louis.  She worked at Saint Luke’s Cardiovascular Consultants before completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.  She completed her internal medicine residency at the Mayo Clinic and cardiology fellowship at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.   Dr. Rader practices general cardiology Saint Luke’s Cardiovascular Consultants.  She is also a docent and Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.  Her interests include women's heart disease and echocardiography.

Accepted Insurances

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna Choice POS II Aexcel Local
  • Aetna Choice POS II Local
  • Aetna Elect Choice
  • Aetna Federal Employees Health Benefit Plan
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna HMO Local
  • Aetna Mail Handlers Benefit Plan
  • Aetna Managed Choice
  • Aetna MDOT & Missouri State Highway Patrol
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna Missouri Preferred
  • Aetna MU myChoice Health Program
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna Select
  • Aetna Select Local
  • Aetna Signature Administrators (ASA)
  • Aetna Workers Comp
  • BCBS of Kansas (call provider)
  • BCBS of Kansas City (PPO)
  • BCBS of Kansas City Freedom Network
  • BCBS of Kansas City Freedom Network Select
  • BCBS of Kansas City Preferred Care
  • BCBS of Kansas City Preferred Care Blue
  • BCBS of Kansas City Traditional
  • Blue Medicare Advantage Access (PPO)
  • Blue Medicare Advantage Complete (HMO)
  • Blue Medicare Advantage Essential (PPO)
  • Blue Medicare Advantage Plus (HMO)
  • Century Health Solutions (PPO)
  • Cigna (HMO)
  • Cigna (Open Access)
  • Cigna (PPO)
  • CompResults (WC)
  • Coventry Advantra Freedom (PPO)
  • Coventry Health and Life Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Medicare Advantra (PPO)
  • Golden Rule
  • Health Choice of Northwest Missouri (PPO)
  • Healthcare USA-MC+ (Aetna Better Health)
  • HealthLink (HMO)
  • HealthLink (PPO) through Freedom Network
  • Home State Health Plan (Missouri practices)
  • Humana (PPOx)
  • Humana Choice Care (PPO)
  • Humana Choice PPO (Medicare Advantage PPO)
  • Humana Community (HMO)
  • Humana Gold Choice Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Humana Gold Plus (HMO)
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO SNP
  • Humana SmartExpress PPO
  • Humana SmartNet PPO
  • Humana SmartSuite PPO
  • HumanaOne
  • Integrated Health Plan
  • Kansas Medicaid
  • Medica Connect
  • Medica Select
  • Medicare
  • Missouri Care (Missouri practices only)
  • Missouri Medicaid
  • MultiPlan/PCHS (PPO)
  • Occupational Health Management (WC)
  • OHARA Managed Care (WC)
  • ProviDRs Care Network (formerly WPPA)
  • Pyramid Life (Medicare Advantage PPO)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Sunflower State Health Plan (Kansas practices)
  • TRICARE
  • Triwest Veterans Affairs Patient Centered Community Care
  • United Healthcare Choice
  • United Healthcare Choice Plus
  • United Healthcare Community Plan
  • United Healthcare Definity Health Reimbursement Account
  • United Healthcare Definity Health Savings Account
  • United Healthcare Golden Rule HMO
  • United Healthcare Indemnity
  • United Healthcare Managed Indemnity
  • United Healthcare Options PPO
  • United Healthcare Select
  • United Healthcare Select Plus
  • UnitedHealthcare Evercare DH
  • UnitedHealthcare Evercare DH-POS
  • UnitedHealthcare Evercare DP
  • UnitedHealthcare Evercare RDP
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Choice
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Choice Essential
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Complete
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Complete Essential
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Complete Plus
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare DH
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Plus Essential
  • US Department of Labor

Publications

 

Presentations at National Meetings
1.  Rader VJ, Courter SA, Case JA, Kennedy KF, Bateman TM.  Prevalence and Correlates of Impaired Myocardial Blood Flow Reserve in Patients with Normal Myocardial Perfusion Rubidium-82 Positron Emission Tomography.  Oral presentation at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions.  Chicago, IL, November 13-17, 2010.
 
2.  Rader VJ, Fajardo N, Schaffner JA.  Medical Management of Jejunal Diverticulitis.  Poster presentation at the American College of Gastroenterology Annual Scientific Meeting and Postgraduate Course.  Philadelphia, PA, October 12-17, 2007.
 
3.  Rader VJ, Khumri TM, Idupulapati M, Nayyar S, Stoner CN, Good TH, Skolnick DG, Magalski A, Main ML.  Clinical Predictors of Left Atrial Thrombus and Spontaneous Echo Contrast in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation.  Poster presentation at the American Society of Echocardiography 17th Annual Scientific Sessions.  Baltimore, MD, June 3-7, 2006. 
 
Publications
Original articles
1.  Rader VJ, Courter SA, Case JA, Kennedy KF, Bateman TM.  Prevalence and Correlates of Impaired Myocardial Blood Flow Reserve in Patients with Normal Myocardial Perfusion Rubidium-82 Positron Emission Tomography.  Manuscript in progress.
 
2.  Cooper LT, Rader VJ, Ralston NVC.  The Roles of Selenium and Mercury in the Pathogenesis of Viral Cardiomyopathy.  CHF 2007; 13: 193-199.
 
3.  Rader VJ, Khumri TM, Idupulapati M, Stoner CN, Magalski A, Main ML.  Clinical Predictors of Left Atrial Thrombus and Spontaneous Echocardiographic Contrast in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation.  J Am Soc Echocardiogr 2007; 20: 1181-1185.
 

On Staff At

  • Anderson County Hospital
  • Hedrick Medical Center
  • Saint Luke's Cushing Hospital
  • Saint Luke's East Hospital
  • Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City
  • Saint Luke's North Hospital–Barry Road
  • Saint Luke's North Hospital–Smithville
  • Saint Luke's South Hospital
  • Wright Memorial Hospital