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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 is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tedeschi include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Tedeschi attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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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's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in West Chester, PA, Kennett Square, PA, and Exton, PA. His areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer. Dr. Patterson is professionally affiliated with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He is a graduate of Eastern Virginia Medical School and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 is an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stumacher include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Stumacher trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital for residency. She has received the following distinction: Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Doctors 2015, 2016. She is professionally affiliated with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Gallbladder Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Lung ... (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 works as a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. Dr. Johnson's clinical interests include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal ... (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's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Her areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer. Dr. Hewitt takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and performed her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She is affiliated with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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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 practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in West Chester, PA, Kennett Square, PA, and Exton, PA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer. Dr. Costello's professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Costello is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is a graduate of Penn State College of Medicine and a graduate of Temple University Hospital's residency program.

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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 is an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in West Chester, PA, Kennett Square, PA, and Exton, PA. These areas are among Dr. Lu's clinical interests: esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer. He is affiliated with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He trained at UH Case Medical Center for residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Lu honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Clinical interests: Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal ... (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 sees patients in West Chester, PA, Kennett Square, PA, and Exton, PA. His medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Berman's areas of expertise include the following: rectal cancer, colon cancer, and vaginal cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Berman is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Vulvar Cancer, Urologic Cancer, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Kidney Cancer, ... (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 works as a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Saroha takes. Before performing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and Graduate Hospital, Dr. Saroha attended All India Institute of Medical Sciences for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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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 specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. After attending Aga Khan University Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Burki's areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Burki honors. Dr. Burki is affiliated with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Pancreatic Cancer, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon ... (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, who practices in West Chester, PA, Kennett Square, PA, and Exton, PA, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Luginbuhl attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Shands HealthCare for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Luginbuhl include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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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.