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We found 5 oncologists who accept United Healthcare Compass HMO near Sewell, NJ.

Dr. Ari David Brooks, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
1006 Mantua Pike
Woodbury Heights, NJ

Dr. Ari Brooks works as a cancer surgeon. His average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Brooks's areas of expertise include the following: rectal cancer, swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), and colon cancer. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Brooks graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and Bellevue Hospital Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by America's Top Doctors; and Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issues 2015,2016. In addition to English, Dr. Brooks speaks Hebrew.

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Clinical interests: Breast-Conserving Surgery, Lumpectomy, Gallbladder Cancer, Hyperparathyroidism, Liver Cancer, Bile ... (Read more)

Dr. Andres Ferber, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1 Plaza Drive - Hurffville Crosskeys Road
Sewell, NJ

Dr. Andres Ferber is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His areas of expertise include chemotherapy. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. For his professional training, Dr. Ferber completed a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Ferber (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Portuguese. He is professionally affiliated with Cooper University Health Care.

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Clinical interests: Myelodysplastic Syndromes, Leukemia, Chemotherapy, Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
900 Medical Center Drive; Kennedy Health Alliance - Department of Radiation Oncology
Sewell, NJ

Dr. Tamara Lacouture works as a radiation oncologist. Dr. Lacouture attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and subsequently trained at Cooper University Hospital for residency. Her clinical interests include bladder cancer, leiomyosarcoma, and thyroid cancer. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Lacouture is affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Leiomyosarcoma, Liver Tumor, Vulvar Cancer, Rectal Problems, Gynecologic Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Earle Krisch, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
239 Hurffville Crosskeys Road
Sewell, NJ

Dr. Robert Krisch works as a radiation oncologist. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Krisch's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Drexel Medicine, and Mercy Philadelphia Hospital.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
900 Medical Center Drive; Suite 100
Sewell, NJ

Dr. Carolyn Horowitz is a specialist in radiation oncology. She works in Sewell, NJ. Dr. Horowitz is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System. She graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Her residency was performed at Hahnemann University Hospital. She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more.

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What is Oncology?

An oncologist is a physician who is concerned with the treatment of tumors and cancers. Cancer is when cells in the human body grow in an abnormal or out-of-control way. The goal of oncology is to cure a patient’s cancer, or, if the cancer is incurable, to control the cancer and reduce the symptoms for as long as possible.

Oncologists have several roles in their interaction with patients. They diagnose cancer and determine what stage the cancer is in, or to what extent the cancer has grown. They explain the diagnosis and stage to the patient, and they recommend treatment and deliver care. During treatment, oncologists are responsible for maintaining quality of life for their patients by reducing pain and side effects from medications.

There are three main types of oncologists:
  • Medical Oncologists specialize in the use of medications, especially chemotherapy, to kill cancer cells. In some areas, the term “medical oncologist” refers to the oncologist who is overall in charge of making decisions about a patient’s treatment.
  • Surgical Oncologists specialize in surgical treatments for cancer, such as biopsies (where small tissue samples are taken and examined), or surgical removal of tumors and surrounding tissue.
  • Radiation Oncologists specialize in the use of radiation (a kind of high powered x-ray) to kill cancer.

The American Society of Clinical Oncology also recognizes the subspecialties of Gynecological Oncology, which focuses on cancers of the female reproductive tract, and Pediatric Oncology, which deals with cancers that are most common in childhood.

In the United States, nearly one-half of all men and one-third of all women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes. It is an unfortunately common disease that can sometimes be life-threatening. Oncologists provide care to millions of people facing that diagnosis every year.