We found 5 medical oncologists who accept Coventry Bronze near Chalfont, PA.

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Dr. Lorraine Claire Snyder-Dougherty, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
700 Horizon Circle; Suite 106
Chalfont, PA
 

Dr. Lorraine Dougherty's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Dougherty completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. She is professionally affiliated with Abington Health. Dr. Dougherty is open to new patients.

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Dr. Howard S Zipin, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
700 Horizon Circle; Suite 106
Chalfont, PA
 

Dr. Howard Zipin is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Sellersville, PA, Chalfont, PA, and Doylestown, PA. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Zipin's medical residency was performed at Temple University Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Zipin is affiliated with Abington Health. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Mitchell B Alden, DO
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
700 Horizon Circle; Suite 106
Chalfont, PA
 

Dr. Mitchell Alden, who practices in Sellersville, PA, Doylestown, PA, and Chalfont, PA, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Alden is professionally affiliated with Abington Health. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Cooper University Hospital. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Anthony Joseph Magdalinski, DO
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
700 Horizon Circle; Suite 106
Chalfont, PA
 

Dr. Anthony Magdalinski's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Abington Health. He obtained his medical school training at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Temple University Hospital, Episcopal Campus. Dr. Magdalinski has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Magdalinski is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs. He has an open panel.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1316 Stoney River Drive
Ambler, PA
 

Dr. Susan Littman is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Littman takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. She attended medical school at Albany Medical College.

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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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