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We found 4 oncologists who accept United Healthcare Compass HMO near Sewell, NJ.

Ari David Brooks MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology (Cancer Surgery)
1006 Mantua Pike
Woodbury Heights, NJ

Dr. Ari Brooks specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He speaks Hebrew. Dr. Brooks's areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Brooks obtained his medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and Bellevue Hospital Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by America's Top Doctors; and Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issues 2015,2016.

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Clinical interests: Endocrine and Oncologic Surgery, Anal Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Breast Cancer, Breast Conserving ... (Read more)

Dr. Andres Ferber MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1 Plaza Drive - Hurffville Crosskeys Road
Sewell, NJ
(856) 673-4215; (856) 795-3597

Dr. Andres Ferber's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ferber include chemotherapy. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ferber accepts. His residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals. In addition to English, Dr. Ferber (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Portuguese. He is affiliated with Cooper University Health Care.

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Clinical interests: Lymphoma, multiple myeloma, leukemia, myelodysplastic syndromes, general hematology, Chemotherapy

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
900 Medical Center Drive; Kennedy Health Alliance - Department of Radiation Oncology
Sewell, NJ
(856) 797-1507; (856) 582-3008

Dr. Tamara Lacouture's medical specialty is radiation oncology. Her areas of expertise include the following: thyroid cancer, liver tumor, and vulvar cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lacouture accepts. Dr. Lacouture obtained her medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and performed her residency at Cooper University Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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Clinical interests: Tumor-lung, Tumor-liver, Cancer-blood, Cancer-brain, Tumor-brain, Tumor-gastrointestinal, Basal ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
900 Medical Center Drive; Suite 100
Sewell, NJ
(856) 582-3008

Dr. Carolyn Horowitz is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. Dr. Horowitz honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Her training includes a residency program at Hahnemann University Hospital. She is affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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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.