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

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

Dr. Martin Earle is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Clairton, PA and West Mifflin, PA. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dr. Earle performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. He is affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Mercy.

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Dr. Robert Leonard Volkin, MD
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, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Pittsburgh, PA and Bethel Park, PA. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Mercy, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and performed his residency at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Volkin is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Ronald Fierro's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Patient ratings for Dr. Fierro average 3.5 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fierro honors. Before completing his residency at Geisinger Medical Center, Dr. Fierro attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Fierro is affiliated with UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Mercy, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.

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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's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Laman 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 Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). His professional affiliations include UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Mercy.

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Dr. Vincent E Edgar Reyes, MD
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 specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Mercy, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. After attending the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Reyes completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Temple University.

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

Dr. Robert Vanderweele specializes in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Vanderweele attended Drexel University College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Vanderweele's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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.