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

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

Dr. Wayne Pfrimmer's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Pfrimmer is affiliated with Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and a graduate of Strong Memorial Hospital's residency program. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pfrimmer accepts.

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

Dr. Patrick Kane sees patients in Washington, PA. His medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Shadyside and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC. He attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Kane's medical residency was performed at Allegheny General Hospital. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more.

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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 obtained his medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. Dougherty is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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

Dr. Alexis Megaludis sees patients in Washington, PA. Her medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Megaludis is professionally affiliated with UPMC Shadyside and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Allegheny General Hospital.

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

Dr. Jaime Mullin practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She is affiliated with Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC. She is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)'s residency program. Dr. Mullin honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more.

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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 Washington, PA physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Kapoor is a graduate of Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of OhioHealth - Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus' residency program. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Kapoor (or staff) is conversant in 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.