I love shopping. I collect handbags, jewelry, shoes, and luxury items, and I love high-end designers. It’s what you buy when you celebrate milestones. I have a YouTube channel—Dawn Loves Couture—and I use it to post unboxings and reviews of the items I buy. It’s like shopping with friends. But I had to put that all on hold when I was diagnosed with cancer.
In 2013, Alison Kovalchik learned she carried the BRCA1 mutation that increases the risk for developing breast cancer. Because she already had a number of other health issues, she was very worried about her options for preventive treatment. Upon the recommendation of her doctor, Alison sought answers from a specialist at Fox Chase Cancer Center, where she later had preventive surgery. She was assigned to a team of physicians from several different departments who all worked together to form an individualized treatment plan to ensure the best outcome. "Even though Fox Chase is a cancer center, its staff considers the patient as a whole person, which is something I hadn’t encountered elsewhere, and, to me, it is a true miracle," Alison said. "Fox Chase Cancer Center’s doctors worked as a team to treat me...I trust my team at Fox Chase. My doctors gave me my life back—in all ways, not only with the BRCA mutation risk. I know I’m in the best hands for my care."
Her gastroenterologist performed a PET scan which revealed a rare kind of cancer, a mucosal melanoma. “At that point, my urologist admitted 'this is beyond me. You need to go somewhere else',” she recalled.
"On October 29, 2012, I thought I had a bad case of the flu. I had slight pains on the right side and was really tired. I decided to go to the local hospital for a checkup and that’s when everything in my world started to change. I ended up with emergency surgery that day for an appendectomy. Afterwards my surgeon, Dr. Carlos Villarreal, and my best friend, Dr. Richard Bindie, told me that if I had waited a couple more hours I would have been dead. Dr.
Minimally invasive surgery and single port access surgery
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37 patient comments
March 25, 2022
I had a very good experience.
February 22, 2022
Dr. Stephanie King is a great dr. [...]
January 31, 2022
Dr King's the BEST!
January 26, 2022
Dr. King is a phenomenal doctor who treats each and every patient with respect warmth and concern. She is truly exceptional in my expertise, knowledge base and research.
January 20, 2022
I am very happy with Dr. King and her staff. Great people!!
December 20, 2021
December 12, 2021
Dr King is the best doctor!!!!!
November 26, 2021
Dr King is a very caring and thorough each visit! Loretta, her secretary is awesome! Grateful for both of them!
November 24, 2021
Dr. King always has the time to listen and make recommendations. Very knowledgeable.
November 2, 2021
Dr. King and her staff are to finest in her field. I trust her and appreciate all the care she has provided to me over the years.
October 28, 2021
My experience with FCCC, Dr.King, and your entire staff was very positive. Thank you.
October 23, 2021
It is a pleasure to visit Dr. King and her staff. She is a caring physician and always goes the extra mile
October 20, 2021
The best facility, doctor-(Stephanie King), doc's assistant, [...], and receptionist-(name unknown). I have been a patient of Dr. King since 2013. It took some hoop jumping to find someone who would actually help me with my medical condition. I will forever be grateful to FCCC & Dr. King.
October 6, 2021
Dr. Stephanie King is a wonderful, kind, caring, compassionate physician. I feel fortunate to be in her care.
September 20, 2021
Doctor King and staff are very compassionate . And professional.I highly recommend them Dr.King is the best her keen knowledge is a blessing . And her staff is very pleasant specially when I get so nervous.. Thank You All. God Bless You all and May God Heal Me and all the people who are in need of healing
August 31, 2021
I have been with Dr. King for 21 years and consider myself very fortunate to have her as my gyn.
August 28, 2021
[...] Dr. King is just wonderful. She performed my mother's hysterectomy in the 90s, and she saw me immediately when my issue was misdiagnosed by another doctor in 2015. She performed my surgery and made me feel ok throughout the whole process. I appreciate that she speaks frankly and with compassion and explains everything very clearly. After I had my surgery, she even called me outside of normal office hours to see how I was doing. I trust her advice and expertise. [...] is also wonderful. She's caring and professional. I'm never afraid or apprehensive about coming in for an appointment because I know I'm in capable hands.
August 13, 2021
Stephanie King is the best. I'm so glad my primary referred me to her
August 13, 2021
Dr King is an excellent doctor; professional, efficient effective and very personable.
August 11, 2021
I am blessed to have this health provider
August 6, 2021
August 6, 2021
Dr King and her staff have always been professional and courteous for the 10 years that I've been her patient
August 4, 2021
Dr. King is an ANGEL! Exceptional medical care. Helps with all my medical concerns, not just my cancer concerns. She has the ability to see me as a "human," not just a cancer patient or medical record. She is truly an ASSET to your organization! Thank you!
July 28, 2021
Dr King has been following me for over 15 years! She is well versed in my past history and is efficient, kind and I never feel rushed. She asks great questions to make sure we are managing my health well.
July 24, 2021
Dr Stephanie King was one of the best doctors I have ever had!
May 12, 2021
I came for a 2nd opinion (cancer diagnosis). Though the Dr explained a lot about the procedure, I was making life and death decisions in less time than I would have bought a new car. Dr needs to slow down! Much important info - e.g., about how many chemo/radiation treatments - was delivered way too fast ... and I'm a great note-taker. Doctors go thru this delivery of info as if it's a routine; and for them, it is. But it is anything BUT routine for the patient. My provider's discussion convinced me she would be an excellent surgeon. But I am an inquisitive patient so I need more details than others. I have way too much up-close experience with cancer: parents, husband, dear friends, etc., so I may dive deeper than most. But I have only 1 chance to get this decision right - and I would have valued a slower explanation and somewhat longer meeting. That notwithstanding, I was very impressed by Dr King. I chose, however, a facility closer to home. Thank you for the opportunity to provide feedback.
April 28, 2021
always a good experience
April 13, 2021
Everything was very good.
March 24, 2021
The best doctor (Dr. King) 1st off!
March 10, 2021
So grateful for Dr King's guidance !
March 10, 2021
Dr. King and her nurse [...] were wonderful. They made me laugh and kept me calm during a painful procedure. I appreciated that immensely. Humor is good medicine! Dr. King is a warm and caring physician.
February 23, 2021
Dr. King and her staff are exceptional. [...], the scheduler, is wonderful - always cheerful & efficient.
February 19, 2021
All good experience!
February 7, 2021
Excellent Doctor and Staff,,highly recommend
January 21, 2021
Dr. King went ABOVE & BEYOND by writing me a letter (to my employee) so I could work from home leading up to my surgery.
January 15, 2021
Dr. Stephanie King and the anesthesiologist [...] were excellent. They spent time with me and explained everything. I would highly recommend them both! Thank you!
January 6, 2021
very professional but also very nice and respectful