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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 specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Megaludis honors. She attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Allegheny General Hospital for residency. 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
997 N Main Street; Suite 2
Washington, PA
 

Dr. Wayne Pfrimmer's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and performed his residency at Strong Memorial Hospital. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pfrimmer honors. He is professionally 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 practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Washington, PA. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Shadyside and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kane accepts. Dr. Kane is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Kane completed his residency training at Allegheny General Hospital.

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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 practices radiation oncology in Washington, PA. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Dr. Dougherty takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate.

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

Dr. Jaime Mullin is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mullin accepts. After completing medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, she performed her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Mullin is professionally affiliated with Magee-Womens Hospital of 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 practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kapoor attended medical school at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program at OhioHealth - Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. Dr. Kapoor (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Kapoor is affiliated with UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Presbyterian, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.

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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.
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