We found 143 oncologists who accept United Healthcare Compass near Allentown, PA.

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Dr. Donald Vincent Woytowitz Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
5115 Centre Avenue; 2nd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Donald Woytowitz is a specialist in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Woytowitz accepts. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Dr. Woytowitz is professionally affiliated with UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Presbyterian, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.

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Dr. Leonard Joseph Appleman, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
5115 Centre Avenue; 2nd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Leonard Appleman's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Appleman is affiliated with UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Presbyterian, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC. Before performing his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Appleman attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Appleman honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Joseph E Kiss, MD
Specializes in Other, Blood Banking & Transfusion Medicine, Medical Oncology, Hematology
3636 Blvd. of The Allies
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Kiss specializes in blood banking & transfusion medicine, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Kiss's clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kiss's professional affiliations include UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Presbyterian, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Dr. Tatum Varut Tarin, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
1350 Locust Street; Suite G100a
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Tatum Tarin sees patients in Uniontown, PA and Pittsburgh, PA. His medical specialties are urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). The average patient rating for Dr. Tarin is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tarin is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Tarin's professional affiliations include UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Mercy, and VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS).

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Dr. Benjamin John Davies, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
Va Pittsburgh Healthcare System, University Drive Division; University Drive C
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Benjamin Davies is a medical specialist in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Davies attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Davies is conversant in Hebrew. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Mercy, and VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS).

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Dr. Gretchen M Ahrendt, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
300 Halket Street; Suite 2601
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Gretchen Ahrendt is a medical specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). In her practice, Dr. Ahrendt focuses on bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, breast cancer, and oncoplastic breast surgery. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. She graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Ahrendt is professionally affiliated with UPMC Monroeville Surgery Center, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and CU Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Breast Surgery, Breast Cancer Surgery, Cancer, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Alexander Babatunde Olawaiye, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1400 Locust Street; Suite 3121
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Alexander Olawaiye's area of specialization is gynecologic oncology. In addition to English, Dr. Olawaiye speaks Yoruba. His areas of expertise include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Mercy, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC. He is a graduate of the University of Ibadan College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo and a hospital affiliated with the University College London (UCL). Dr. Olawaiye's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Dr. Melissa Ellen Hogg, MPH, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
200 Lothrop Street; Digestive Disorders Center, 3rd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Melissa Hogg is a physician who specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Hogg attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency. She is professionally affiliated with UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Mercy, and VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS).

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Dr. Mark H OHara, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
200 Lothrop Street; Upmc Montefiore Suite N713
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Mark O'Hara is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Pittsburgh, PA and Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Dr. O'Hara is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. O'Hara is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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Clinical interests: Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Anal Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jing Zhou Zhou Hou, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
5115 Centre Avenue; 4th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Jing Hou's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He practices in Pittsburgh, PA. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. After attending Zhengzhou University for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Northeastern Ohio Universities. In addition to English, Dr. Hou speaks Chinese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Presbyterian, and UPMC St. Margaret.

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Dr. Shannon Leigh Huggins-Puhalla, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
300 Halket Street; Upmc Cancer Center, Suite 4628
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Shannon Huggins-Puhalla is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Presbyterian, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC. Before completing her residency at Ohio State University Medical Center, Dr. Huggins-Puhalla attended medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University. She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more.

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Dr. Bestoun H Ahmed, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
3380 Boulevard of The Allies; Suite 390
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Bestoun Ahmed practices general surgery, bariatric surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Ahmed has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in endoscopic surgery. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Mosul College of Medicine, Dr. Ahmed performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Ahmed (or staff) speaks Arabic and Kurdish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and UPMC Passavant.

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Clinical interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
5200 Centre Avenue; Suite 606, Shadyside Medical Building
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Elana Bloom is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Bloom is professionally affiliated with UPMC Shadyside and UPMC Presbyterian. She attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Bellevue Hospital Center for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Bloom average 2.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Richard Louis McGough III, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedic Oncology
5200 Centre Avenue; Suite 415
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Richard McGough specializes in orthopedic oncology and practices in Pittsburgh, PA. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and a graduate of Rhode Island Hospital's residency program. Dr. McGough's areas of expertise include hip replacement, knee replacement, and cancer. The average patient rating for Dr. McGough is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. McGough is conversant in French. His professional affiliations include UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Presbyterian, and UPMC St. Margaret.

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Clinical interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Lower Back Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Jessica Layne Lambert, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
300 Halket Street; Suite 1750
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Jessica Berger works as a gynecologic oncologist. Dr. Berger's professional affiliations include UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Hamot, and UPMC Mercy. She studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin. Her medical residency was performed at Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix. The average patient rating for Dr. Berger is 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Herbert John Zeh III, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Other
200 Lothrop Street; Digestive Disorders Center, 3rd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Herbert Zeh specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and practices in Pittsburgh, PA. He is affiliated with UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Presbyterian, and UPMC Passavant. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Zeh completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.
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