Hillman Cancer Center
- Internal Medicine |
- Hematology and Oncology |
- Medical Oncology |
- 5115 Centre Ave Pittsburgh, PA 412-235-1020
Doctors in Hillman Cancer Center
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The Overall Average Patient Rating of Hillman Cancer Center when asked is excellent. Hillman Cancer Center has been reviewed by 198 patients. The rating is 3.9 out of 5 stars.
The average wait time to see a doctor at Hillman Cancer Center as provided by patient reviews is 22 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
An Oncologist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of different cancers. This physician has extensive knowledge of the different signs and symptoms of cancer, as well as the various methods of treatment.
Oncologists diagnose cancer through methods such as biopsy, endoscopy, X-ray, blood tests, ultrasound, and different forms of nuclear medicine. They treat cancer through surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, hormone therapy, or antibody treatments.
If it is determined that a cancer cannot successfully be treated, oncologists then focus on providing palliative care, the use of pain medication to make a dying person more comfortable.
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.
A dermatologist is a doctor who has extensive training and knowledge of the skin, scalp, hair and nails and treats conditions that affect those areas. These doctors will evaluate any abnormality, blemish or lesion on the skin in order to determine the cause and will determine a course of treatment.
Dermatologists provide patients with full body scans in order to identify any signs that are indicative of an illness that requires treatment, such as skin cancer. These specialists may also provide cosmetic services, such as mole removal, scar diminishing treatments and even botox and face lifts.
- Internal Medicine
- Hematology and Oncology
- Medical Oncology
- University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine
- Harvard Medical School
- Yale University School Of Medicine
- Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University
- Philadelphia College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Health Insurance Accepted
- United Healthcare
- BCBS Blue Card
- Patients' Choice Award
- Compassionate Doctor Recognition
- Regional Top Doctors
- America's Top Doctors&reg; for Cancer
- America's Top Doctors&reg;
- University of Texas-M D Anderson Cancer Center Houston, TX
- Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC Pittsburgh, PA
- Jameson Hospital North Campus New Castle, PA
- UPMC St Margaret Pittsburgh, PA
- UPMC Presbyterian Pittsburgh, PA
- Roswell Park Cancer Institute Buffalo, NY
- Ohio Valley General Hospital Mc Kees Rocks, PA
- UPMC Passavant Pittsburgh, PA
- Trinity West Steubenville, OH
- Weirton Medical Center Weirton, WV
- Canonsburg Hospital Canonsburg, PA
- Washington Hospital Washington, PA
- Westmoreland Hospital Greensburg, PA
- NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia University Medical Center New York, NY
- Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC Health System Pittsburgh, PA
- Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA
- New York Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia New York, NY
- New York Presbyterian / Westchester White Plains, NY
- UPMC Passavant Cranberry Cranberry Twp, PA
- UPMC Presbyterian/Shadyside Pittsburgh, PA
- UPMC Shadyside Hospital Pittsburgh, PA
- UPMC South Side Pittsburgh, PA
- Upmc St Margaret Pittsburgh, PA
- Rush University Medical Center Chicago, IL
- Select Specialty Hospital - Pittsburgh/U Pittsburgh, PA
- UPMC Horizon Greenville, PA
- UPMC Passavant Pittsburgh, PA
Information about group practices
What is a Group Practice?
According to The Medical Group Management Association, a group practice is any relationship between three or more physicians who share facilities, expenses, profits and other resources like support staff and equipment.
Group practices tend to fall into two categories: those that organize around a particular medical specialty and those that encompass several specialties like East Boston Neighborhood Health that specializes in internal medicine.
Why Group Practice?
As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.
Benefits of Group Practice
- Access to doctors from various disciplines for referrals and advice
- Better coverage on weekends and off-hours
- One-stop clinics for comprehensive care and testing