Finding Providers
loading

We found 8 oncologists who accept Coventry near Chambersburg, PA.

Showing 1-8 of 8
Dr. David Douglas Howell Jr., MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Radiation Oncology
260 N 7th Street
Chambersburg, PA
 

Dr. David Howell practices hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and radiation oncology in Chambersburg, PA. His areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, palliative care, and breast cancer. He is affiliated with WellSpan Medical Group. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Howell honors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Howell studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. He trained at Fox Chase Cancer Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for residency.

Read more

Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer, Palliative Care, Lung Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Breast Cancer, ... (Read more)

No Photo
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
757 Norland Avenue; Suite 104
Chambersburg, PA
 

Dr. Lori Eakin's area of specialization is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Eakin graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Read more
No Photo
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
260 N 7th Street; Summit Cancer Services
Chambersburg, PA
 

Dr. Julia Blum's area of specialization is radiation oncology. She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Dr. Blum attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine.

Read more
Dr. Michael Roy Cashdollar, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
755 Norland Avenue; Suite 100
Chambersburg, PA
 

Dr. Michael Cashdollar practices adult hematology and adult oncology in Chambersburg, PA. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cashdollar honors.

Read more
No Photo
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
260 N. Seventh Street
Chambersburg, PA
 

Dr. Shaju Shamsuddin is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. He is a graduate of M.S. Ramaiah Medical College. Dr. Shamsuddin accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver.

Read more
No Photo
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
755 Norland Avenue; Suite 100
Chambersburg, PA
 

Dr. Kevin Lorentsen works as a hematologist and adult oncologist. Dr. Lorentsen is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Read more
No Photo
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
755 Norland Avenue; Suite 100
Chambersburg, PA
 

Dr. John Robinson is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He studied medicine at Spartan Health Sciences University, School of Medicine.

Read more
No Photo
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
755 Norland Avenue; Suite 100
Chambersburg, PA
 

Dr. Mahin Khan's medical specialty is adult hematology and adult oncology. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

Read more

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

New Patients

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Online Communication

Practice Affiliation

Certifications

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

What is Oncology?

An oncologist is a physician who is concerned with the treatment of tumors and cancers. Cancer is when cells in the human body grow in an abnormal or out-of-control way. The goal of oncology is to cure a patient’s cancer, or, if the cancer is incurable, to control the cancer and reduce the symptoms for as long as possible.

Oncologists have several roles in their interaction with patients. They diagnose cancer and determine what stage the cancer is in, or to what extent the cancer has grown. They explain the diagnosis and stage to the patient, and they recommend treatment and deliver care. During treatment, oncologists are responsible for maintaining quality of life for their patients by reducing pain and side effects from medications.

There are three main types of oncologists:
  • Medical Oncologists specialize in the use of medications, especially chemotherapy, to kill cancer cells. In some areas, the term “medical oncologist” refers to the oncologist who is overall in charge of making decisions about a patient’s treatment.
  • Surgical Oncologists specialize in surgical treatments for cancer, such as biopsies (where small tissue samples are taken and examined), or surgical removal of tumors and surrounding tissue.
  • Radiation Oncologists specialize in the use of radiation (a kind of high powered x-ray) to kill cancer.

The American Society of Clinical Oncology also recognizes the subspecialties of Gynecological Oncology, which focuses on cancers of the female reproductive tract, and Pediatric Oncology, which deals with cancers that are most common in childhood.

In the United States, nearly one-half of all men and one-third of all women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes. It is an unfortunately common disease that can sometimes be life-threatening. Oncologists provide care to millions of people facing that diagnosis every year.