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About Dr. Peter Kovach
Dr. Peter Kovach, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Springfield, OR. He has 35 years of experience. His specialties include Hematology and Oncology, Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology. Dr. Kovach is affiliated with Mid-Columbia Medical Center, PeaceHealth Peace Harbor Hospital and PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center University District. He speaks English.
Dr. Peter Kovach has the following 3 specialties
- Hematology and Oncology
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.
- Internal Medicine
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.
- 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.
Dr. Peter Kovach has the following 1 expertise
Dr. Peter Kovach has 2 board certified specialties
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Dr. Peter Kovach is Board Certified in 2 specialties
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Dr. Kovach is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Mid-Columbia Medical Center
PeaceHealth Peace Harbor Hospital
PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center University District
St. Joseph's Hospital
Sacred Heart-University Distr
Good Samaritan Regional Medical Ctr
Sacred Heart Medical Center - Riverbend 6/14/1995 Active Current Internal Medicine
Cottage Grove Hospital
McKenzie - Willamette Medical Center
St John's Medical Center
Sacred Heart Medical Center At Riverbend
Sacred Heart Medical Center - University Dist 8/10/2008 Courtesy Current Internal Medicine
35 Years Experience
Oregon Health & Science University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1978
University Of Pennsylvania Health System
Dr. Peter Kovach accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- First Health PPO
- UHC West SignatureValue HMO
Locations & DirectionsWillamette Valley Cancer Institute, 3377 Riverbend Dr, Springfield, OR
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