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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, who practices in Clairton, PA and West Mifflin, PA, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University, Dr. Earle attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school. Dr. Earle's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Robert Volkin's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Pittsburgh, PA and Bethel Park, PA. Dr. Volkin's hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Mercy, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh.

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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. His professional affiliations include UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Mercy. Before performing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Laman attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more.

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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. Dr. Fierro is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Geisinger Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fierro accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 works as an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Pittsburgh, PA and Bethel Park, PA. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Reyes 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 is an oncologist, medical oncologist, and hematologist in Pittsburgh, PA and Bethel Park, PA. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vanderweele is a graduate of Drexel University College of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)'s residency program. His professional 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.