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

Dr. Kiran Rajasenan's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Rajasenan focuses on bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His professional affiliations include Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and UPMC Passavant. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Rajasenan's education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at Allegheny General Hospital.

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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. Theodore Crandall works as an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Crandall include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Crandall's professional affiliations include UPMC St. Margaret, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, and UPMC Passavant. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. 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.

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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 a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She is affiliated with Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and UPMC Passavant. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Osborn honors. 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).

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

Dr. Robert Gluckman's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He practices in Wexford, PA and Pittsburgh, PA. His professional affiliations include UPMC St. Margaret, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, and UPMC Passavant. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. Gluckman studied medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Temple University.

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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 professional affiliations include UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Horizon, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC. Dr. McLaughlin accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (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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