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We found 11 medical oncologists who accept United Healthcare Navigate Plus near Exton, PA.

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Dr. Pallavi Ravindra Marathe, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
154 Exton Square Parkway
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Pallavi Rastogi's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; she sees patients in Paoli, PA, Collegeville, PA, and Exton, PA. Her clinical interests include bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and lung cancer. She accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rastogi graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. She is affiliated with Main Line Health. Dr. Rastogi's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Gallbladder Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Skin Cancer, Blood Disorders, ... (Read more)

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 works as a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in West Chester, PA, Kennett Square, PA, and Exton, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Tedeschi include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer. She is affiliated with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Tedeschi attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Temple University Hospital. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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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 specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He practices in West Chester, PA, Kennett Square, PA, and Exton, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Patterson include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer. Dr. Patterson is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Patterson attended Eastern Virginia Medical School. 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)

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's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Her clinical interests include 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 distinction of 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 is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in West Chester, PA, Kennett Square, PA, and Exton, PA. Dr. Johnson's areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer. She is affiliated with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Johnson honors. She attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Johnson trained at Penn State Hershey Medical Center for her residency.

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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 practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in West Chester, PA, Kennett Square, PA, and Exton, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Hewitt include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer. Dr. Hewitt is professionally affiliated with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. For her professional training, Dr. Hewitt completed a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Hewitt is an in-network provider for 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. Michael Robert Costello, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
720 W Lincoln Highway; Suite 720
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Michael Costello's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He attended Penn State College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Costello's areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Costello's hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and 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. Calvin Lu, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
720 W Lincoln Highway; Suite 720
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Calvin Lu is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. These areas are among Dr. Lu's clinical interests: esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After attending Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Lu completed his residency training at UH Case Medical Center. 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. 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 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 average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Berman include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and vaginal cancer. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before completing his residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Berman attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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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 practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Saroha's clinical interests include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer. He is affiliated with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Saroha obtained his medical school training at All India Institute of Medical Sciences and performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and Graduate Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal ... (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 is a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in West Chester, PA, Kennett Square, PA, and Exton, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Luginbuhl include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer. Dr. Luginbuhl is professionally affiliated with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Vermont College of Medicine and a graduate of Shands HealthCare's residency program.

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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.