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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
9930 Grubbs Road
Wexford, PA
 

Dr. Kiran Rajasenan specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Wexford, PA, Cranberry Township, PA, and Pittsburgh, PA. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. In Dr. Rajasenan's practice, he is particularly interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Allegheny General Hospital. Dr. Rajasenan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and UPMC Passavant.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
9930 Grubbs Road
Wexford, PA
 

Dr. Theodore Crandall works as a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Wexford, PA, Pittsburgh, PA, and Cranberry Township, PA. In his practice, Dr. Crandall focuses on bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC St. Margaret, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, and UPMC Passavant. Before performing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Crandall attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school. Dr. Crandall is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
9930 Grubbs Road
Wexford, PA
 

Dr. Robert Gluckman practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Wexford, PA and Pittsburgh, PA. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gluckman accepts. After completing medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dr. Gluckman performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. He is affiliated with UPMC St. Margaret, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, and UPMC Passavant.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
9100 Babcock Boulevard; Department of Radiation Oncology
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Jennifer Osborn sees patients in Pittsburgh, PA. Her medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Osborn graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). She is affiliated with Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and UPMC Passavant.

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Dr. Brian T McLaughlin, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
9100 Babcock Boulevard; Suite G600
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Brian McLaughlin sees patients in Pittsburgh, PA. His medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His professional affiliations include UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Horizon, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McLaughlin takes. Before performing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. McLaughlin attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine.

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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.