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We found 10 medical oncologists who accept United Healthcare Silver POS near Kennett Square, PA.

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Dr. Michelle Teresa Tedeschi, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
400 Mcfarlan Road; Suite 300
Kennett Square, PA
 

Dr. Michele Tedeschi is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Tedeschi's areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Tedeschi 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. James McKee Patterson, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
400 Mcfarlan Road; Suite 300
Kennett Square, PA
 

Dr. James Patterson specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Patterson attended Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Patterson's clinical interests include 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. Patterson 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. Molly Schachter Stumacher, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
400 Mcfarlan Road; Suite 300
Kennett Square, PA
 

Dr. Molly Stumacher is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. Her clinical interests include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer. She is affiliated with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Stumacher obtained her medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stumacher accepts. She has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Doctors 2015, 2016.

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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
400 Mcfarlan Road; Suite 300
Kennett Square, PA
 

Dr. Cheryl Johnson's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Her areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer. She is professionally affiliated with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Johnson accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Johnson trained at Penn State Hershey 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
400 Mcfarlan Road; Suite 300
Kennett Square, PA
 

Dr. Michael Costello's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Patients rated Dr. Costello highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer. His professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Costello honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After completing medical school at Penn State College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Temple University Hospital.

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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
400 Mcfarlan Road; Suite 300
Kennett Square, PA
 

Dr. Maureen Hewitt is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Hewitt include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer. She is affiliated with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Hewitt is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before completing her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Hewitt attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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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
400 Mcfarlan Road; Suite 300
Kennett Square, PA
 

Dr. Calvin Lu is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in West Chester, PA, Kennett Square, PA, and Exton, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Lu include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Lu's residency was performed at UH Case Medical Center. 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. Dennis A Berman, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
400 Mcfarlan Road; Suite 300
Kennett Square, PA
 

Dr. Dennis Berman is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Berman include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and vaginal cancer. Dr. Berman is professionally affiliated with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Berman honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Berman trained at Temple University Hospital.

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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
400 Mcfarlan Road; Suite 300
Kennett Square, PA
 

Dr. Sunil Saroha'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 clinical interests include 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. Saroha studied medicine at All India Institute of Medical Sciences. His training includes residency programs at Jefferson University Hospitals and Graduate Hospital. Dr. Saroha 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. Willliam E Luginbuhl, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
400 Mcfarlan Road; Suite 300
Kennett Square, PA
 

Dr. William Luginbuhl is a specialist in 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Luginbuhl include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. 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)

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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.