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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
9100 Babcock Boulevard; Suite G600
Pittsburgh, PA

Dr. Robert Gluckman is a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Wexford, PA and Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Gluckman's professional affiliations include UPMC St. Margaret and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Temple University, Dr. Gluckman attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
Average rating 4.83 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
9100 Babcock Boulevard; Suite G600
Pittsburgh, PA

Dr. Kiran Rajasenan is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Wexford, PA, Cranberry Township, PA, and Pittsburgh, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Rajasenan include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Rajasenan is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Allegheny General Hospital, Dr. Rajasenan attended medical school at 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
Average rating 2.25 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
9100 Babcock Boulevard; Department of Radiation Oncology
Pittsburgh, PA

Dr. Jennifer Osborn, who practices in Pittsburgh, PA, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Before performing her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Osborn attended Ohio State University College of Medicine and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Osborn 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's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He practices in Pittsburgh, PA. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Horizon, and UPMC Jameson. He is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)'s residency program. Dr. McLaughlin honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
9100 Babcock Boulevard; Suite G600
Pittsburgh, PA

Dr. Theodore Crandall is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His areas of expertise include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. Crandall studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for his residency. Dr. Crandall is affiliated with 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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