We found 2 medical oncologists who accept Coventry Bronze near Chalfont, PA.

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Dr. Nageatte Ibrahim, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
351 Sumneytown Pike; Po Box 1000
North Wales, PA

Dr. Nageatte Ibrahim's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Ibrahim has indicated that her clinical interests include melanoma. She is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is not accepting new patients at this time. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Hahnemann University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Ibrahim offers interpreting services for her patients.

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Clinical interests: Melanoma

Dr. Howard S Zipin, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
700 Horizon Circle; Suite 106
Chalfont, PA

Dr. Howard Zipin works as an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Sellersville, PA, Chalfont, PA, and Doylestown, PA. Before completing his residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Zipin attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Zipin is professionally affiliated with Abington Health and Doylestown Health. He is open to new patients.

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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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