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

Dr. Kiran Rajasenan is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Wexford, PA, Cranberry Township, PA, and Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Rajasenan studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Allegheny General Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Rajasenan include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Rajasenan a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rajasenan accepts. He is affiliated with Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and UPMC Passavant.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

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

Dr. Jennifer Osborn is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. Dr. Osborn graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Osborn trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and UPMC Passavant.

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

Dr. Theodore Crandall specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. After completing medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is especially interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Crandall accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC St. Margaret, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, and UPMC Passavant.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

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

Dr. Robert Gluckman works as a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Wexford, PA and Pittsburgh, PA. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gluckman is affiliated with UPMC St. Margaret, 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's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His education and training includes medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. McLaughlin takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Horizon, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.

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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.
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