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William E. Luginbuhl, MD

William E. Luginbuhl, MD Physician

Medical Director, Hematology/Oncology, Chester County Hospital

Dr. Luginbuhl is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. William E. Luginbuhl

Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Medical Oncology, 1993

Clinical Expertise:

  • All Cancer Types
  • Amyloidosis
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • B12 Deficiency Anemia
  • Bile Duct Cancer (Cholangiocarcinoma)
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Cancer
  • Blood Clotting Disorders (Blood Coagulation)
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood Platelet Disorders
  • Carcinoid Tumors
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Colon Tumors
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Endometrial Cancer
  • Eosinophilic Granuloma
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST)
  • Head and Neck Tumor
  • Hemolytic Anemia
  • Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Mesothelioma
  • Mouth Cancer (Oral Cancer)
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS)
  • Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPN)
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Oropharyngeal Cancer
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Penile Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Sinus Cancer
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer (Gastric Cancer)
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thalassemias
  • Throat Cancer
  • Urethral Cancer
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia (WM)
  • White Blood Cell Disorders
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Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Vermont
Residency: University of Florida Health System - Shands
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Memberships

American College of Physicians, National American Society of Clinical Oncology, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Luginbuhl is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Chester County Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: On the medical staff, but does not have privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Selected Publications:

Schuchter, LM, Luginbuhl, WE, Meropol, NJ: The Current status of toxicity protectants in cancer therapy. Semin in Onc 6 (19): 742-51,1992.

Kahn, KJ, Luginbuhl, WE, Gaines, L, Bratschi, J, Bravaria, J, Kaiser, L, Treat, J: Leukocytosis associated with all trans-retinoic acid therapy in metastatic non-small cell lung cancer. JNCI 21 (4:84): 1669-71,1992.

Luginbuhl, WE, Tester, W., Shaw, L, MacDermott, M, Fisherman, J, Spiritos, M., Schuchter, L.: One of two doses of WR-2721, Does it protect patients receiving carboplatin? ASCO : 1992.

Academic Contact Info

Penn Hematology/Oncology
Suite 201
440 East Marshall Street

West Chester, PA 19380
Phone: (610) 738-2500
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)