AboutDr. Frank Shafer, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Collegeville, PA, with another office in Bethlehem, PA. He has 23 years of experience. His specialties include Medical Oncology, Pediatric Hematology and Oncology and Pediatrics. Dr. Shafer is affiliated with St Luke's Hospital - Allentown Campus, Saint Christopher's Hospital for Children and St. Luke's Hospital/Bethlehem. He speaks English.
Dr. Frank Shafer has the following 3 specialties
- Medical Oncology
Think of an oncologist as your main physician for cancer care. After being diagnosed, you’ll meet regularly with an oncologist to explore and manage your treatment options, as well as monitor your condition throughout the process. Medical oncologists are extremely knowledgeable in various types of cancer treatment and can recommend the right method for the type and stage of cancer you’re facing.
They may also refer you to additional specialists throughout your care, but they will always be your home base for questions and support. It’s also worth mentioning that medical oncologists deal mostly with solid tumors while hematologists specialize in cancers that involve blood disorders, such as leukemia.
- Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
A pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in the regular care of children, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of illness in children. Young patients are often more complicated to treat because they are still growing and developing.
While pediatricians may sub-specialize in specific therapy areas like oncology, surgery, ophthalmology, and anesthesiology, in general, pediatricians provide services like vaccinations, health exams, and treatment of common ailments and injuries. In addition, pediatricians are trained to handle the complex emotional and behavioral issues faced by children, especially during puberty.
Pediatricians normally see their patients from birth until the age of 18, although some may agree to treat patients into their early 20s, if requested.
- Acute Myeloid Leukemia
- Cancerous Tumor
- Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
- Myelodysplastic Syndromes
Dr. Shafer is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
St Luke's Hospital - Allentown Campus
1736 W Hamilton St
Allentown, PA 18104
Saint Christopher's Hospital for Children
3601 A St
Philadelphia, PA 19134
St. Luke's Hospital/Bethlehem
801 Ostrum St
Bethlehem, PA 18015
- St Lukes Health Network
23 Years Experience
Graduated in 1983