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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' specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Brooks's areas of expertise include rectal cancer, swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), and colon cancer. Patient ratings for Dr. Brooks average 2.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Dr. Brooks completed his residency training 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. He is professionally affiliated with 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 works as a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Voorhees, NJ, Sewell, NJ, and Camden, NJ. Dr. Ferber (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Portuguese. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ferber include chemotherapy. He is 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, United Healthcare Navigate, and more.

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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's medical specialty is radiation oncology. Her clinical interests include bladder cancer, leiomyosarcoma, and thyroid cancer. She is affiliated with Kennedy Health System. Dr. Lacouture takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Her training includes a residency program at Cooper University Hospital.

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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 is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. Dr. Krisch's professional affiliations include Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Drexel Medicine, and Mercy Philadelphia Hospital. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital.

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

Dr. Carolyn Horowitz is a radiation oncology specialist. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Horowitz accepts. She studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Horowitz completed her residency training at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Horowitz 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.