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

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

Dr. Ari Brooks is a physician who specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Brooks's clinical interests: rectal cancer, swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), and colon cancer. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Brooks trained at NYU Langone Medical Center, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and Bellevue Hospital Center. His distinctions include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by America's Top Doctors; and Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issues 2015,2016. He is conversant in Hebrew. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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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's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He has a special interest in chemotherapy. Dr. Ferber is affiliated with Cooper University Health Care. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. His training includes a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals. In addition to English, Dr. Ferber (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Portuguese.

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

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

Dr. Tamara Lacouture specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Marlton, NJ, Sewell, NJ, and Washington Township, NJ. Her clinical interests include bladder cancer, leiomyosarcoma, and thyroid cancer. Dr. Lacouture accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before performing her residency at Cooper University Hospital, Dr. Lacouture attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Lacouture is professionally 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. Dr. Krisch is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. He trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital for his residency. His 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 works as a radiation oncologist. She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Horowitz's residency was performed at Hahnemann University Hospital. She is professionally 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.
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