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We found 21 oncologists who accept Great-West Healthcare near Bridgeport, CT.

Dr. Kimberly Lauren Johung, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
5520 Park Avenue; Garden Level
Trumbull, CT
 

Dr. Kimberly Johung's specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Johung is professionally affiliated with Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, Griffin Hospital, and Yale New Haven Health System. She honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Before completing her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Johung attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine.

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Dr. Bruce Andrew McGibbon, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
267 Grant Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Bruce McGibbon sees patients in Bridgeport, CT, Trumbull, CT, and New Haven, CT. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. McGibbon is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Cancer Screening, Thyroid Cancer, Brachytherapy, Brain Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
111 Beach Road
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. Neal Fischbach specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Fischbach is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Harvard Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Fischbach is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Cancer

Dr. Robert S Folman, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
111 Beach Road
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. Robert Folman's areas of specialization are adult oncology and medical oncology; he sees patients in Trumboll, CT, Trumbull, CT, and New Haven, CT. He studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Folman completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Dr. Folman honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Folman speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Colorectal Problems, Lung Cancer, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sandhya Dhanjal, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
425 Post Road
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. Sandhya Dhanjal works as an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in New Haven, CT and Fairfield, CT. She honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Dhanjal (or staff) is conversant in Sign Language, Spanish, and Hindi. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Liver Tumor, Breast Issues, Iron Deficiency Anemia, Colon Problems, Solid Tumor, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
5520 Park Avenue; Suite 203
Trumbull, CT
 

Dr. David Witt is a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Witt is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Witt is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Witt (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and German.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Iron Deficiency Anemia, Leukemia, Coagulation ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
5520 Park Avenue; Suite Mg-600
Trumbull, CT
 

Dr. Salley Pels' medical specialty is pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. Her areas of expertise include idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), thrombophilia (clotting disorders), and cancer. Dr. Pels is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Platelet Disorders, Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, Blood Disorders, Hemophilia, Cancer, Blood ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
111 Beach Road
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. Jerry Malefatto works as a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Malefatto is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders, Cancer

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Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
5520 Park Avenue; Suite Mg-600
Trumbull, CT
 

Dr. Farzana Pashankar works as a pediatric hematologist and pediatric oncologist in Trumbull, CT and New Haven, CT. Dr. Pashankar is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Her practice is open to new patients. She obtained her medical school training at B.J. Medical College, Pune and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa. Dr. Pashankar (or staff) speaks the following languages: Marathi, Gujarati, and Hindi.

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Clinical interests: Solid Tumor, Bone Marrow Transplant, Cancer, Sickle Cell Disease, Thalassemia

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Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
267 Grant Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Sajid Khan's areas of specialization are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery); he sees patients in New Haven, CT, Trumbull, CT, and Bridgeport, CT. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Khan obtained his medical school training at SUNY Upstate Medical University and performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Liver Tumor, Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Pancreatic Cancer, Gallbladder Cancer, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
5520 Park Avenue; Garden Level
Trumbull, CT
 

Dr. Justin Persico is an adult hematologist and oncologist. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Persico honors. He studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine and Boston University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Persico trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Persico is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders, Cancer

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Specializes in Clinical Pathology, Adult Hematology, Medical Oncology
267 Grant Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Brian Smith, who practices in New Haven, CT, Guilford, CT, and West Haven, CT, is a medical specialist in clinical pathology, adult hematology, and medical oncology. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, he performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Smith is affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System.

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Flow Cytometry, Musculoskeletal Problems, Leukemia, Bone Marrow Transplant, Stem Cell ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
5520 Park Avenue; Suite Mg-600
Trumbull, CT
 

Dr. Joseph McNamara's areas of specialization are pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. Dr. McNamara speaks Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Genoa Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and performed his residency at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. McNamara is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, Bone Marrow Exam, Solid Tumor, Leukemia, Hemochromatosis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Obstetrics
267 Grant Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Dan-Arin Silasi is a specialist in gynecologic oncology and obstetrics. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Silasi studied medicine at International. His training includes residency programs at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center. Dr. Silasi (or staff) speaks Korean, Romanian, and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Vaginal Cancer, Vulvar Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Laparoscopic Surgery, Da Vinci Surgery, Minimally ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
5520 Park Avenue; Suite Mg-600
Trumbull, CT
 

Dr. Mary Jane Hogan works as a pediatric hematologist and pediatric oncologist in New Haven, CT, Trumbull, CT, and Norwalk, CT. She is especially interested in cancer and blood disorders. Dr. Hogan is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Hogan is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders, Cancer

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Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Obstetrics
267 Grant Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Masoud Azodi works as a gynecologic oncologist and obstetrician in New Haven, CT and Bridgeport, CT. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Azodi is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He attended Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Aultman Hospital for residency. Dr. Azodi (or staff) is conversant in Romanian, Spanish, and German.

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Clinical interests: Vaginal Cancer, Vulvar Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Da Vinci Surgery, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic ... (Read more)

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What is Oncology?

An oncologist is a physician who is concerned with the treatment of tumors and cancers. Cancer is when cells in the human body grow in an abnormal or out-of-control way. The goal of oncology is to cure a patient’s cancer, or, if the cancer is incurable, to control the cancer and reduce the symptoms for as long as possible.

Oncologists have several roles in their interaction with patients. They diagnose cancer and determine what stage the cancer is in, or to what extent the cancer has grown. They explain the diagnosis and stage to the patient, and they recommend treatment and deliver care. During treatment, oncologists are responsible for maintaining quality of life for their patients by reducing pain and side effects from medications.

There are three main types of oncologists:
  • Medical Oncologists specialize in the use of medications, especially chemotherapy, to kill cancer cells. In some areas, the term “medical oncologist” refers to the oncologist who is overall in charge of making decisions about a patient’s treatment.
  • Surgical Oncologists specialize in surgical treatments for cancer, such as biopsies (where small tissue samples are taken and examined), or surgical removal of tumors and surrounding tissue.
  • Radiation Oncologists specialize in the use of radiation (a kind of high powered x-ray) to kill cancer.

The American Society of Clinical Oncology also recognizes the subspecialties of Gynecological Oncology, which focuses on cancers of the female reproductive tract, and Pediatric Oncology, which deals with cancers that are most common in childhood.

In the United States, nearly one-half of all men and one-third of all women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes. It is an unfortunately common disease that can sometimes be life-threatening. Oncologists provide care to millions of people facing that diagnosis every year.