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

Dr. Robert Gluckman is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. Dr. Gluckman takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC St. Margaret and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.

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

Dr. Kiran Rajasenan is an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Wexford, PA, Cranberry Township, PA, and Pittsburgh, PA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rajasenan's areas of expertise include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Allegheny General Hospital, Dr. Rajasenan attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.

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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's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She practices in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Osborn studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. She trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.

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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 specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Horizon, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. McLaughlin obtained his medical school training at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and performed his 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. Theodore Crandall practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His areas of expertise include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is affiliated with UPMC St. Margaret and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC. Dr. Crandall honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Crandall trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

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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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