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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' area of specialization is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and Bellevue Hospital Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Brooks include rectal cancer, swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), and colon cancer. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by America's Top Doctors; and Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issues 2015,2016. Dr. Brooks 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 practices in Voorhees, NJ, Sewell, NJ, and Camden, NJ. Dr. Ferber (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Portuguese. In his practice, Dr. Ferber focuses on chemotherapy. He is professionally affiliated with Cooper University Health Care. For his residency, Dr. Ferber trained at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Ferber is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Marlton, NJ, Sewell, NJ, and Washington Township, NJ. Before performing her residency at Cooper University Hospital, Dr. Lacouture attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Lacouture include thyroid cancer, liver tumor, and penile cancer. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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

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

Dr. Robert Krisch practices radiation oncology. He is affiliated with Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Drexel Medicine, and Mercy Philadelphia Hospital. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Krisch accepts. Before performing his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dr. Krisch attended Temple University School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Carolyn Horowitz is a radiation oncologist. Dr. Horowitz is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, she performed her residency 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.