We found 145 oncologists who accept United Healthcare Compass near Allentown, PA.

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Dr. Victor Gerald Vogel III, MD
Specializes in Other, Medical Oncology
300 Halket Street
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Victor Vogel works as a medical oncologist in Pittsburgh, PA, Lewisburg, PA, and Danville, PA. He obtained his medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Dr. Vogel's areas of expertise include cancer. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Vogel accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. He is affiliated with Geisinger.

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Clinical interests: Breast Issues, Cancer Prevention, Cancer, Cancer Genetics

Dr. Mark Alvin Goodman, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
University Pittsburgh Phys; Department of Orthopaedic
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Mark Goodman is a specialist in oncology (cancer care) and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Goodman is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)'s residency program. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Goodman is professionally affiliated with UPMC Shadyside and UPMC St. Margaret.

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Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Cancer

Dr. Joseph E Kiss, MD
Specializes in Other, Blood Banking & Transfusion Medicine, Medical Oncology, Hematology
3636 Blvd. of The Allies
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Kiss' areas of specialization are blood banking & transfusion medicine, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kiss include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Kiss accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Presbyterian, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Dr. Alexander Babatunde Olawaiye, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1400 Locust Street; Suite 3121
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Alexander Olawaiye is a specialist in gynecologic oncology. He works in Johnstown, PA and Pittsburgh, PA. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Olawaiye is affiliated with UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Mercy, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC. Dr. Olawaiye is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time. He attended the University of Ibadan College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Olawaiye include: Chairman's Award for Clinical and Academic; Excellence in OBS & GYN SUNY at Buffalo .; and Vincent Capraro Award for Academic Excellence. In addition to English, Dr. Olawaiye speaks Yoruba.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Dr. Julie Elaine Bauman, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
5115 Centre Avenue; 2nd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Julie Bauman's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She is professionally affiliated with UPMC Shadyside, Banner Health, and UPMC Presbyterian. Dr. Bauman honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Bauman completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Dr. Shannon Leigh Huggins-Puhalla, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
300 Halket Street; Upmc Cancer Center, Suite 4628
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Shannon Puhalla's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Presbyterian, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Puhalla attended medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University. Dr. Puhalla completed her residency training at Ohio State University Medical Center.

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Dr. Michael Cecil Ost, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology, Pediatric Urology
300 Halket Street; Suite 4710
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Michael Ost is a specialist in urologic oncology, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and pediatric urology. He works in Pittsburgh, PA and Sewickley, PA. Dr. Ost's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ost include endourologic procedures and endoscopic surgery. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. After attending Mount Sinai School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Dr. Ost (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Sign Language. Dr. Ost is affiliated with UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Presbyterian, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.

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Clinical interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Urologic Procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Benjamin John Davies, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
Va Pittsburgh Healthcare System, University Drive Division; University Drive C
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Benjamin Davies' areas of specialization are urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery); he sees patients in Uniontown, PA and Pittsburgh, PA. On average, patients gave Dr. Davies a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Davies's residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He speaks Hebrew. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Mercy, and VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS).

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Dr. Ronald Martin Bennett Jr., MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology, Other
1350 Locust Street; Suite G100a
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Ronald Benoit is a medical specialist in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Benoit accepts. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Benoit completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. He is affiliated with UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Mercy, and UPMC Presbyterian.

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Dr. Steven Evans, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
5200 Centre Avenue; Suite 307, Shadyside Medical Building
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Steven Evans is a general surgeon and surgical oncologist in Pittsburgh, PA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Evans honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Evans is professionally affiliated with UPMC Shadyside.

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Clinical interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Richard Louis McGough III, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5200 Centre Avenue; Suite 415, Shadyside Medical Building (joint Reconstruction Center)
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Richard McGough sees patients in Pittsburgh, PA. His medical specialties are oncology (cancer care) and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. McGough include hip replacement, knee replacement, and sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer). He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Presbyterian, and UPMC St. Margaret. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Before completing his residency at Rhode Island Hospital, Dr. McGough attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is conversant in French.

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Clinical interests: Sarcoma, Knee Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Knee Arthroscopy, Hip Replacement, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Priscilla Frances McAuliffe, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
300 Halket Street; Suite 2601
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Priscilla McAuliffe, who practices in Pittsburgh, PA and Cranberry Township, PA, is a medical specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Her clinical interests encompass breast surgery. Dr. McAuliffe takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. McAuliffe attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. McAuliffe's hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC East, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, and UPMC Passavant.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery

Dr. Adam Matthew Brufsky, PhD, MD
Specializes in Other, Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
300 Halket Street; Upmc Cancer Center, Suite 4628
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Adam Brufsky's specialty is medical oncology. He is affiliated with UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Presbyterian, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC. Before completing his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dr. Brufsky attended medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Brufsky a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brufsky accepts.

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Dr. Stephen Vanostrand Jackman, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology, Other
3471 Fifth Avenue; Suite 801, Kaufmann Medical Building
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Stephen Jackman sees patients in Pittsburgh, PA. His medical specialties are urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery and endourologic procedures. Dr. Jackman is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Jackman attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks German. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Mercy, and UPMC Presbyterian.

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Clinical interests: Minimally Invasive Urologic Procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Endourologic Procedures

Dr. Peter Carlos Gerszten, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Neurosurgery, Other
200 Lothrop Street; Suite A-402
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Peter Gerszten is a physician who specializes in oncology (cancer care) and neurosurgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. In his practice, he is particularly interested in minimally invasive spine surgery and spinal cancer. Dr. Gerszten's hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC Shadyside, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS), and UPMC Presbyterian. He obtained his medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Gerszten honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Spinal Cancer, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
4401 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Lynn Malec specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and pediatric hematology. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Dr. Malec is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)'s residency program. Dr. Malec is conversant in Spanish.

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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.