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We found 11 medical oncologists who accept Geisinger Health Plan near Exton, PA.

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Dr. Michelle Teresa Tedeschi, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
720 W Lincoln Highway; Suite 720
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Michele Tedeschi's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She practices in West Chester, PA, Kennett Square, PA, and Exton, PA. She attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Temple University Hospital for residency. Dr. Tedeschi's areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Chester County Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Cheryl Ann Johnson, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
720 W Lincoln Highway; Suite 720
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Cheryl Johnson is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Johnson include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer. Dr. Johnson is affiliated with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Chester County Hospital. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Johnson graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. She has received the distinction of Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue.

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Clinical interests: Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. James McKee Patterson, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
720 W Lincoln Highway; Suite 720
Exton, PA
 

Dr. James Patterson is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Patterson's clinical interests include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Eastern Virginia Medical School and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Patterson has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Chester County Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Molly Schachter Stumacher, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
720 W Lincoln Highway; Suite 720
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Molly Stumacher specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. These areas are among her clinical interests: esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Stumacher attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital for residency. She has received the following distinctions: Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Doctors 2015, 2016 and Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue. Dr. Stumacher's hospital/clinic affiliations include Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Chester County Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Gallbladder Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Maureen Rose Hewitt, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
720 W Lincoln Highway; Suite 720
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Maureen Hewitt is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. These areas are among her clinical interests: esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Hewitt graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. For her residency, Dr. Hewitt trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She is affiliated with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Chester County Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Robert Costello, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
720 W Lincoln Highway; Suite 720
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Michael Costello specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Costello include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer. On average, patients gave Dr. Costello a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Costello honors. He graduated from Penn State College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Costello completed a residency program at Temple University Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Chester County Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Calvin Lu, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
720 W Lincoln Highway; Suite 720
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Calvin Lu's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He practices in West Chester, PA, Kennett Square, PA, and Exton, PA. Dr. Lu's clinical interests include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer. His professional affiliations include Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Chester County Hospital. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at UH Case Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Lu average 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has received the following distinction: Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue.

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Clinical interests: Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Sunil Saroha, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
720 W Lincoln Highway; Suite 720
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Sunil Saroha is a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in West Chester, PA, Kennett Square, PA, and Exton, PA. Dr. Saroha's areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at All India Institute of Medical Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Saroha completed residency programs at Jefferson University Hospitals and Graduate Hospital. Dr. Saroha has received the following distinction: Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Chester County Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Meher Burki, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
720 W Lincoln Highway; Suite 720
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Meher Burki, who practices in West Chester, PA, Kennett Square, PA, and Exton, PA, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Before performing her residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Burki attended Aga Khan University Medical College for medical school. Clinical interests for Dr. Burki include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Burki has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue. She is affiliated with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Chester County Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Anal Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Rectal ... (Read more)

Dr. Dennis A Berman, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
720 W Lincoln Highway; Suite 720
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Dennis Berman's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He practices in West Chester, PA, Kennett Square, PA, and Exton, PA. Dr. Berman's areas of expertise include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and vaginal cancer. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Temple University Hospital for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue. Dr. Berman's professional affiliations include Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Chester County Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Vulvar Cancer, Urologic Cancer, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Kidney Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Willliam E Luginbuhl, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
720 W Lincoln Highway; Suite 720
Exton, PA
 

Dr. William Luginbuhl's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Luginbuhl's education and training includes medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and residency at Shands HealthCare. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Luginbuhl has received the following distinction: Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Chester County Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

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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.