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Douglas F. Beach, MD

Douglas F. Beach, MD Physician

Director, CREP/Breast and Ovarian Cancer Program
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Dr. Beach is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology

Programs & Centers:

  • Breast Cancer Program

Board Certification:

  • Hematology, 2012
  • Internal Medicine, 2009
  • Medical Oncology, 2012

Clinical Expertise:

  • All Cancer Types
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Genetics
  • Cancer Genetic Testing
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS)
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC)
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Melanoma
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Urethral Cancer

Description of Clinical Expertise

Breast/Ovarian Cancer Screening; Leukemia/Lymphoma; Benign Heme; Clotting disorders; Prostate Cancer; Renal Cell Carcinoma; Lung Cancer

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Residency: Cooper University Hospital
Fellowship: Cooper University Hospital

Memberships

American College of Physicians, National American Medical Association, National American Society of Clinical Oncology, National American Society of Hematology, National American Society of Internal Medicine, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Beach is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Selected Publications:

Grant S, Meykler S, Beach D: Superior vena cava syndrome as an initial presentation of low-grade follicular lymphoma. J Community Support Oncol 12 (11): 415-417,2014.

Beach DF, Barnoski B, Patel V, Schwarting R, Strair R, Lachant N: Duplication of chromosome 1 [dup(1)(q21q32)] as the sole cytogenetic abnormality in a patient previously treated for AML. Cancer Genetics 205 (12): 665-668,2012.

Beach DF, Klump W, Haddad G, Reid LM, Schwarting R, Hageboutros A.: Extrapulmonary small cell: a novel case of small cell carcinoma of the thyroid gland. Medical Oncology 29 (3): 1405-1408,2012.

Beach D, Somer R: Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma to the Phalanx. Urology 79 (5): e77,2012.

Beach-Rak Medicine LLC: Master Diagnostician Series: Acute Kidney Injury iPhone application for diagnosing and managing AKI. : 2012.

Beach DF, Somer R: A Wealth of New Options: A Case Presentation of the Management of Castration-Recurrent Prostate Cancer Seminars in Oncology 39 (1): 1-8,2012.

Beach DF, Somer R: A Novel Approach to Gorlin Syndrome: A Patient Treated with Oral Capecitabine: Case Report Journal of Clinical Oncology 29 (14): e397-401,2011.

Beach-Rak Medicine LLC: Master Diagnostician Series: Approach to Anemia in the Adult Patient. iPhone application for diagnosing and managing anemia : 2011.

Beach DF, Barnoski B, Patel V, Schwarting R, Strair R, Lachant N: On Being Duped: Duplication of Chromosome 1 [dup(1)(q21q32)] as the Sole Cytogenetic Abnormality in a Patient Previously Treated for AML American Society of Hematology Meeting : 2010.

Glodowski DR, Wright T, Martinowich K, Chang HC, Beach DF, Rongo C: Distinct LIN-10 Domains are Required for Its Neural Function, Its Epithelial Function, and Its Synaptic Localization Molecular Biology of the Cell 16 (3): 1417-1426,2005.

Academic Contact Info

Penn Hematology/Oncology
230 W. Washington Square, 2nd Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: (215) 829-7256
Fax: (215) 829-6104
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)