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We found 36 medical oncologists who accept United Healthcare 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 practices adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). Before completing his residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Schilder attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: colposcopy, ovarian cancer, and endometrial cancer. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schilder accepts. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Abington Health. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Schilder's office for an appointment.

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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 practices adult oncology and medical oncology in Philadelphia, PA. These areas are among her clinical interests: bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. Dr. Plimack's professional affiliations include Fox Chase Cancer Center and Jeanes Hospital. Before completing her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center, Dr. Plimack attended medical school at New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Plimack takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Aetna HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinctions: 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. Efrat Dotan, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Efrat Dotan specializes in adult oncology and medical oncology. Her areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, stomach cancer, and neuroendocrine tumors. Dr. Dotan is affiliated with Fox Chase Cancer Center and Jeanes Hospital. She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Aetna HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, The Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Dotan completed her residency training at Lenox Hill Hospital. She has received distinctions including AMGEN Fellowship Grant and American College of Physician (ACP): Associate Research Competition Award. In addition to English, Dr. Dotan speaks Hebrew.

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Clinical interests: Pancreatic Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Gallbladder Problems, Liver Disease, Gastrointestinal Cancer, ... (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, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Rose trained at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Rose's clinical interests include chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), lung cancer, and hodgkin's lymphoma. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rose has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Rose (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and French. Dr. Rose's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Mercy Physician Network, and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Corey Langer works as an adult hematologist and medical oncologist in Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise include lung cancer and head and neck cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Langer honors. Before performing his residency at Graduate Hospital, Dr. Langer attended Boston University School of Medicine. His distinctions include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2008, 2010-14; and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2009-2010, 2013-2014. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Abramson Cancer Center.

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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 specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Chapman's clinical interests include esophageal cancer, chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), and peripheral neuropathy. His professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Nazareth Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Before completing his residency at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Dr. Chapman attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. 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 medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Fellin's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Fellin include chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), lung cancer, and hodgkin's lymphoma. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fellin graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He 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. Michael Jimie Ramirez, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2701 Holme Avenue; Suite 302
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Michael Ramirez is an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Philadelphia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Ramirez include pituitary tumor, chemotherapy, and meningioma. Dr. Ramirez honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Temple University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Ramirez completed residency programs at Temple University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College. 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

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

Dr. Allison Zibelli is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Philadelphia, PA. She has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among Dr. Zibelli's clinical interests: colposcopy, loop electrosurgical excision (LEEP), and chemotherapy. Her professional affiliations include Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Mercy Philadelphia Hospital. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zibelli takes. She graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. For her residency, Dr. Zibelli trained at Jefferson University Hospitals.

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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' areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Abington, PA. He is professionally affiliated with Abington Cancer Care Specialists and Abington Health. Dr. Andrews takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. His practice is open to new patients. 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.

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

Dr. Yanis Boumber works as an oncologist and medical oncologist. He is especially interested in lung cancer, mesothelioma, and thymoma. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Aetna HSA. Before performing his residency at Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Boumber attended Rostov State Medical University for medical school. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Boumber include: ECOG-ACRIN Young Investigator Award Nominee; Celgene Future Leaders in Hematology Award; and ASCO Young Investigator Award. He is affiliated with Fox Chase Cancer Center.

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

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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. She is professionally affiliated with Abington Cancer Care Specialists and Abington Health. She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Faris has an open panel. Dr. Faris attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College.

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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's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Before performing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Fisher attended Harvard Medical School. Dr. Fisher is especially interested in lymphoma. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fisher takes. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Fisher has received include Best Doctors Inc.; Member, Lymphoma Steering Committee, National Cancer Institute (NCI); and Member, Board of Scientific Advisors, V Foundation. His professional affiliations include 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' areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Brus's areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, chemotherapy, and breast cancer. She is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York for residency. Her professional affiliations include Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Mercy Physician Network, and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Elias Obeid specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Philadelphia, PA. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and breast cancer. Dr. Obeid's professional affiliations include Fox Chase Cancer Center and Jeanes Hospital. He is a graduate of American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Aetna HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Obeid has received distinctions including 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.

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

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

Dr. Mark Sundermeyer is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. Dr. Sundermeyer is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Abington Cancer Care Specialists and Abington Health. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Lung Problems, Cancer

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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.