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We found 6 oncologists who accept Silver Compass HSA 2000 near Washington, PA.

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Dr. Michael James Dougherty, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
155 Wilson Avenue; Department of Radiation Oncology
Washington, PA
 

Dr. Michael Dougherty is a Washington, PA physician who specializes in radiation oncology. He is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Dougherty honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Dougherty attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
997 N Main Street; Suite 2
Washington, PA
 

Dr. Wayne Pfrimmer works as a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Washington, PA. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pfrimmer graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Strong Memorial Hospital. He is affiliated with Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
997 N Main Street; Suite 2
Washington, PA
 

Dr. Patrick Kane is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Kane takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and performed his residency at Allegheny General Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC Shadyside and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
997 N Main Street; Suite 2
Washington, PA
 

Dr. Alexis Megaludis is a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Washington, PA. She attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Allegheny General Hospital for residency. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Megaludis takes. She is professionally affiliated with UPMC Shadyside and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
470 Johnson Road; Suite 10
Washington, PA
 

Dr. Jaime Mullin is an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. She is professionally affiliated with Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mullin is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Mullin trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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Dr. Nitin Kapoor, DO
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
470 Johnson Road; Suite 10
Washington, PA
 

Dr. Nitin Kapoor is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Washington, PA. His professional affiliations include UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Presbyterian, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kapoor attended Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at OhioHealth - Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Kapoor (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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What is Oncology?

An oncologist is a physician who is concerned with the treatment of tumors and cancers. Cancer is when cells in the human body grow in an abnormal or out-of-control way. The goal of oncology is to cure a patient’s cancer, or, if the cancer is incurable, to control the cancer and reduce the symptoms for as long as possible.

Oncologists have several roles in their interaction with patients. They diagnose cancer and determine what stage the cancer is in, or to what extent the cancer has grown. They explain the diagnosis and stage to the patient, and they recommend treatment and deliver care. During treatment, oncologists are responsible for maintaining quality of life for their patients by reducing pain and side effects from medications.

There are three main types of oncologists:
  • Medical Oncologists specialize in the use of medications, especially chemotherapy, to kill cancer cells. In some areas, the term “medical oncologist” refers to the oncologist who is overall in charge of making decisions about a patient’s treatment.
  • Surgical Oncologists specialize in surgical treatments for cancer, such as biopsies (where small tissue samples are taken and examined), or surgical removal of tumors and surrounding tissue.
  • Radiation Oncologists specialize in the use of radiation (a kind of high powered x-ray) to kill cancer.

The American Society of Clinical Oncology also recognizes the subspecialties of Gynecological Oncology, which focuses on cancers of the female reproductive tract, and Pediatric Oncology, which deals with cancers that are most common in childhood.

In the United States, nearly one-half of all men and one-third of all women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes. It is an unfortunately common disease that can sometimes be life-threatening. Oncologists provide care to millions of people facing that diagnosis every year.