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's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Her clinical interests include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Tedeschi's education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at Temple University Hospital. She has received the distinction of Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue. Dr. Tedeschi is professionally 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. Cheryl Ann Johnson, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
400 Mcfarlan Road; Suite 300
Kennett Square, PA
 

Dr. Cheryl Johnson practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Her areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer. She is affiliated with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Chester County Hospital. Dr. Johnson takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. She has received professional recognition including the following: 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
400 Mcfarlan Road; Suite 300
Kennett Square, PA
 

Dr. James Patterson is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Patterson attended medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School. He completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patterson accepts. Dr. Patterson has received the distinction of Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue. He is professionally 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. Molly Schachter Stumacher, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
400 Mcfarlan Road; Suite 300
Kennett Square, PA
 

Dr. Molly Stumacher's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital for residency. These areas are among her clinical interests: esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer. Dr. Stumacher accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Stumacher's distinctions include: Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Doctors 2015, 2016 and Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue. She is professionally affiliated with 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
400 Mcfarlan Road; Suite 300
Kennett Square, PA
 

Dr. Maureen Hewitt specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Her education and training includes medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Hewitt's clinical interests include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. 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
400 Mcfarlan Road; Suite 300
Kennett Square, PA
 

Dr. Michael Costello'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. Dr. Costello's areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer. His professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Chester County Hospital. He graduated from Penn State College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Temple University Hospital. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Costello is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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. Calvin Lu, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
400 Mcfarlan Road; Suite 300
Kennett Square, PA
 

Dr. Calvin Lu's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Lu is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at UH Case Medical Center. Dr. Lu 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. Sunil Saroha, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
400 Mcfarlan Road; Suite 300
Kennett Square, PA
 

Dr. Sunil Saroha is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. His areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer. His professional affiliations include Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Chester County Hospital. Dr. Saroha studied medicine at All India Institute of Medical Sciences. His medical residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals and Graduate Hospital. Dr. Saroha takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. 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. 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 specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Berman attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Temple University Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Berman include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and vaginal cancer. The average patient rating for Dr. Berman is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue. Dr. Berman is affiliated with 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
400 Mcfarlan Road; Suite 300
Kennett Square, PA
 

Dr. William Luginbuhl 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 affiliated with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Chester County Hospital. Dr. Luginbuhl's education and training includes medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and residency at Shands HealthCare. Dr. Luginbuhl takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. 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)

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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.