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We found 5 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 practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She is affiliated with Abington Health. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Dougherty welcomes new patients. 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.

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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 and practices in Sellersville, PA, Chalfont, PA, and Doylestown, PA. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Zipin is professionally affiliated with Abington Health. New patients are welcome to contact his 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 works as a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Cooper University Hospital. Dr. Alden is affiliated with Abington Health. He has an open panel.

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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 specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Magdalinski is professionally affiliated with Abington Health. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Magdalinski's practice is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Temple University Hospital, Episcopal Campus. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs.

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

Dr. Susan Littman is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. She 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.