We found 6 medical oncologists who accept Bronze Compass HSA 5500 near Bethel Park, PA.

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Dr. Martin F Earle, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1907 Lebanon Church Road; Suite 200
West Mifflin, PA
 

Dr. Martin Earle's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He practices in Clairton, PA and West Mifflin, PA. He attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Earle takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Mercy.

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Dr. Andrew David Laman, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2000 Oxford Drive; Suite 500, Upmc Cancercenter Upper St. Clair
Bethel Park, PA
 

Dr. Andrew Laman sees patients in Clairton, PA, Bethel Park, PA, and West Mifflin, PA. His medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Before performing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Laman attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Laman is affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Mercy.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2000 Oxford Drive; Suite 500, Upmc Cancercenter Upper St. Clair
Bethel Park, PA
 

Dr. Ronald Fierro sees patients in Pittsburgh, PA and Bethel Park, PA. His medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fierro accepts. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Geisinger Medical Center. His professional affiliations include UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Mercy, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2000 Oxford Drive; Suite 500, Upmc Cancercenter Upper St. Clair
Bethel Park, PA
 

Dr. Vincent Reyes is a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. Dr. Reyes is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Temple University for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Mercy, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
2000 Oxford Drive; Suite 500, Upmc Cancercenter Upper St. Clair
Bethel Park, PA
 

Dr. Robert Vanderweele, who practices in Pittsburgh, PA and Bethel Park, PA, is a medical specialist in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). Dr. Vanderweele's hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Mercy, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC. After attending Drexel University College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2000 Oxford Drive; Suite 500, Upmc Cancercenter Upper St. Clair
Bethel Park, PA
 

Dr. Robert Volkin works as a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Before performing his residency at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh, Dr. Volkin attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Volkin is professionally affiliated with UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Mercy, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.

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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.
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