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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 is an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. Dr. Rastogi's clinical interests encompass blood disorders. She honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. She trained at Hahnemann University Hospital for her residency. Dr. Rastogi has received professional recognition including the following: Chief Fellow in Hematology/Oncology Drexel University College of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Paoli Hospital. Dr. Rastogi is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Lymph Node Problems, Bone Problems, Blood Disorders

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, who practices in West Chester, PA, Kennett Square, PA, and Exton, PA, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tedeschi include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, Dr. Tedeschi completed her residency training at Temple University Hospital. 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. 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 hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in West Chester, PA, Kennett Square, PA, and Exton, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stumacher include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer. Dr. Stumacher accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. She has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Doctors 2015, 2016. Dr. Stumacher 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. 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 specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Patterson's education and training includes medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Patterson takes 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. Cheryl Ann Johnson, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
720 W Lincoln Highway; Suite 720
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Cheryl Johnson specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in West Chester, PA, Kennett Square, PA, and Exton, PA. She attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Johnson include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 sees patients in West Chester, PA, Kennett Square, PA, and Exton, PA. His medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Patients gave Dr. Costello an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Costello takes. He attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Temple University Hospital for residency.

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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 medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer. The average patient rating for Dr. Lu is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lu attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at UH Case Medical Center for residency. 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. Maureen Rose Hewitt, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
720 W Lincoln Highway; Suite 720
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Maureen Hewitt specializes in 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 is professionally affiliated with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Hewitt graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then she performed her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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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 is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. Dr. Berman's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Berman include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and vaginal cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Berman is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Berman attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine.

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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 sees patients in West Chester, PA, Kennett Square, PA, and Exton, PA. His medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Luginbuhl graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Luginbuhl completed a residency program at Shands HealthCare. Dr. Luginbuhl 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. Sunil Saroha, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
720 W Lincoln Highway; Suite 720
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Sunil Saroha is a medical specialist in 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 graduated from All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Dr. Saroha's training includes residency programs at Jefferson University Hospitals and Graduate Hospital. He is an in-network provider 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)

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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.