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We found 7 medical oncologists who accept Coventry Bronze near Chalfont, PA.

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

Dr. Lorraine Dougherty is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Sellersville, PA, Doylestown, PA, and Chalfont, PA. She honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Dougherty is professionally affiliated with Abington Health. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Alden obtained his medical school training at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Cooper University Hospital. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Abington Health. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. James Louis Spears, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
700 Horizon Circle; Suite 106
Chalfont, PA
 

Dr. James Spears is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Sellersville, PA, Doylestown, PA, and Chalfont, PA. He is professionally affiliated with Abington Health. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Spears is accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Washington Hospital Center and Georgetown University Hospital.

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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 specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Zipin completed his residency training at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Zipin is professionally affiliated with Abington Health. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Thomas Edward Peacock, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
700 Horizon Circle; Suite 106
Chalfont, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Peacock works as an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Doylestown, PA, Chalfont, PA, and Sellersville, PA. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Peacock is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He is affiliated with Abington Health. Dr. Peacock has an open panel.

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

Dr. Anthony Magdalinski specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Sellersville, PA, Chalfont, PA, and Doylestown, PA. Patient ratings for Dr. Magdalinski average 4.5 stars out of 5. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Magdalinski takes. After attending Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Temple University Hospital, Episcopal Campus. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs. He is professionally affiliated with Abington Health. Dr. Magdalinski 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 works as a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Ambler, PA and Philadelphia, PA. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Littman honors. Dr. Littman is a graduate of 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.