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We found 37 medical oncologists who accept United Healthcare Platinum near Abington, PA.

Dr. Russell J Schilder, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
1200 Old York Road; Amh - 1 Widener
Abington, PA
 

Dr. Russell Schilder sees patients in Philadelphia, PA and Abington, PA. His medical specialties are adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Schilder's areas of expertise include the following: colposcopy, ovarian cancer, and endometrial cancer. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Abington Health. Dr. Schilder welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Colposcopy, Loop Electrosurgical Excision, Vaginal Cancer, Vulvar Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elizabeth Rosenberg Plimack, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Elizabeth Plimack specializes in adult oncology and medical oncology and practices in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Plimack's areas of clinical interest consist of bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Fox Chase Cancer Center and Jeanes Hospital. She attended medical school at New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Plimack completed residency programs at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center. She honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Aetna HSA. Dr. Plimack's distinctions include: Leadership Forum Excellence Award, Fox Chase Cancer Center; Research Forum, MD Anderson Cancer Center; and Honorable Mention, First Annual Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program.

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Penile Cancer, Ureter Problems, Kidney Cancer, Cancer, Testicular Cancer, Prostate ... (Read more)

Dr. Lewis Jay Rose, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2701 Holme Avenue; Suite 302
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Lewis Rose's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He practices in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Rose (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and French. Dr. Rose's areas of expertise include chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), lung cancer, and hodgkin's lymphoma. He is affiliated with Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Mercy Physician Network, and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. After attending Harvard Medical School, Dr. Rose completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Bile Duct Cancer, Lung Cancer, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Cutaneous T-Cell ... (Read more)

Dr. Efrat Dotan, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Efrat Dotan is a specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. Her areas of expertise consist of esophageal cancer, stomach cancer, and neuroendocrine tumors. Dr. Dotan is affiliated with Fox Chase Cancer Center and Jeanes Hospital. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Aetna HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dotan accepts. Dr. Dotan obtained her medical school training at Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, The Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine and performed her residency at Lenox Hill Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Dotan include: AMGEN Fellowship Grant and American College of Physician (ACP): Associate Research Competition Award. She speaks Hebrew.

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Clinical interests: Pancreatic Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Gallbladder Problems, Liver Disease, Gastrointestinal Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Corey Jay Langer, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Medical Oncology
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Corey Langer is an adult hematologist and medical oncologist. He is especially interested in lung cancer and head and neck cancer. His professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Abramson Cancer Center. Dr. Langer graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Graduate Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2008, 2010-14; and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2009-2010, 2013-2014.

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Clinical interests: Lung Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer

Dr. Andrew Edward Chapman, MD, DO
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2701 Holme Avenue; Suite 302
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Andrew Chapman is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chapman include esophageal cancer, chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), and peripheral neuropathy. His professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Nazareth Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. He attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chapman accepts. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Blood Cancers, Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Bone Cancer, Peripheral Neuropathy, Chemotherapy, Esophageal ... (Read more)

Dr. Frederick Michael Fellin, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
8815 Germantown Avenue; Suite 16
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Frederick Fellin's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. These areas are among his clinical interests: chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), lung cancer, and hodgkin's lymphoma. Dr. Fellin is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Fellin is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Nazareth Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Blood Cancers, Meningioma, Neuroendoscopy, Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Biopsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Allison Maria Zibelli, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2701 Holme Avenue; Suite 302
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Allison Zibelli specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Philadelphia, PA. She has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Zibelli's areas of expertise include the following: colposcopy, loop electrosurgical excision (LEEP), and chemotherapy. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Zibelli obtained her medical school training at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and performed her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Mercy Philadelphia Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Colposcopy, Loop Electrosurgical Excision, Vulvar Cancer, Bone Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct ... (Read more)

Dr. Willard Guy Andrews III, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1200 Old York Road
Abington, PA
 

Dr. Willard Andrews is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Abington, PA. Before completing his residency at Georgetown University Medical Center, Dr. Andrews attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Abington Cancer Care Specialists and Abington Health. Dr. Andrews is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Yanis Boumber, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Yanis Boumber's specialties are adult oncology and medical oncology. He practices in Philadelphia, PA. In Dr. Boumber's practice, he is particularly interested in lung cancer, mesothelioma, and thymoma. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Aetna HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Rostov State Medical University, he performed his residency at Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received distinctions including ECOG-ACRIN Young Investigator Award Nominee; Celgene Future Leaders in Hematology Award; and ASCO Young Investigator Award. Dr. Boumber is affiliated with Fox Chase Cancer Center.

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Clinical interests: Immunotherapy, Thoracic Cancer, Lung Problems, Chemotherapy, Lung Cancer, Mesothelioma, Thymoma

Dr. Michael Jimie Ramirez, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2701 Holme Avenue; Suite 302
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Michael Ramirez is a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Temple University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Ramirez's areas of expertise consist of pituitary tumor, chemotherapy, and meningioma. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Nazareth Hospital, and Methodist Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Meningioma, Chemotherapy, Pituitary Tumor, Colorectal Cancer, Brain Tumor

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1200 Old York Road
Abington, PA
 

Dr. Mary Faris is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Abington, PA. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Faris graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. She is affiliated with Abington Cancer Care Specialists and Abington Health. Dr. Faris welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast Issues, Preventive Care, Lymphoma

Dr. Richard I Fisher, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Richard Fisher is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Philadelphia, PA. In his practice, Dr. Fisher focuses on lymphoma. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fisher takes. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and a graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital's residency program. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Best Doctors Inc.; Member, Lymphoma Steering Committee, National Cancer Institute (NCI); and Member, Board of Scientific Advisors, V Foundation. Dr. Fisher is professionally affiliated with Fox Chase Cancer Center and Jeanes Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Lymphoma

Dr. Christina Renee Brus, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2701 Holme Avenue; Suite 302
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Christina Brus practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Philadelphia, PA. Patient ratings for Dr. Brus average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Brus's areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, chemotherapy, and breast cancer. Her professional affiliations include Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Mercy Physician Network, and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. Brus accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. She studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Her training includes a residency program at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York.

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Clinical interests: Pancreatic Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Chemotherapy, Esophageal Cancer, Colorectal ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1200 Old York Road
Abington, PA
 

Dr. Mark Sundermeyer is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Sundermeyer is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Temple University, Dr. Sundermeyer attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Dr. Sundermeyer's professional affiliations include Abington Cancer Care Specialists and Abington Health. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Lung Problems, Cancer

Dr. Elias I Obeid, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Elias Obeid's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Obeid include bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and breast cancer. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Aetna HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Obeid's distinctions include: The Abbott-Gonzalez Research Fellow Award, University of Chicago; American College of Physicians - Connecticut (ACP-CT) Award for Volunteerism/Judge Research Awards; and 1st Annual Award: Service for Mission, Hospital of Saint Raphael, New Haven, CT. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Fox Chase Cancer Center and Jeanes Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Breast Issues, Ureter Problems, Adrenal Disorders, Ovarian Disease, Cancer, ... (Read more)

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What is Medical Oncology?

Medical oncologists are physicians who treat cancer through the use of medication, usually chemotherapy. Often a medical oncologist is the doctor in charge of a cancer patient’s health care, and this doctor may organize and coordinate all the care the patient receives, even that from other specialists.

Oncologist is a fancy word for a physician who treats cancer. There are three main types of oncologists: surgical oncologists perform surgery, radiation oncologists provide radiation therapy, and medical oncologists treat cancer with chemotherapy and other medication. There are also other distinctions between oncologists. For example, some oncologists specialize only in one or two tumor types (such as breast cancer or lung cancer), and pediatric oncologists only treat children and teens. However, all medical oncologists will be knowledgeable about the use of medicine to treat cancer.

While traditional chemotherapy is the most common medication used to treat cancer, other medications that a medical oncologist might use include hormonal therapies (such as Tamoxifen) or a newer kind of treatment called targeted therapy. Targeted therapy medications act only on cancer cells, while chemotherapy acts on all dividing cells in the body.

The care provided by medical oncologists usually begins when cancer is first suspected. They diagnose and stage cancer, or describe how serious it is. Medical oncologists are often the ones to explain to patients where their cancer is located, how severe their case is, and what treatment is recommended. They manage treatment and follow-up care after the cancer is removed, or they provide palliative care for patients whose cancer cannot be successfully treated.

Medical oncologists typically work with a group of health care providers that form a cancer team to provide care for each patient. The cancer team can include other physicians (such as oncologists and pathologists), oncological nurses, or social workers. Each specialist brings a very specific set of skills to the team, so working together as one unit, they offer a greater breadth of knowledge and skills for each patient.