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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 is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. Dr. Johung is professionally affiliated with Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, Griffin Hospital, and Yale New Haven Health System. Her education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Johung honors. She welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Bruce McGibbon's specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. McGibbon's hospital/clinic affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is open to new patients.

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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's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Patient ratings for Dr. Fischbach average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Fischbach is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Fischbach completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is conversant in Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Salley Pels is a pediatric hematologist and pediatric oncologist in New Haven, CT and Trumbull, CT. These areas are among her clinical interests: idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), thrombophilia (clotting disorders), and cancer. Dr. Pels is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. She trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for her residency. Dr. Pels is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice 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 Oncology, Medical Oncology
111 Beach Road
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. Robert Folman is an adult oncology and medical oncology specialist in Trumboll, CT, Trumbull, CT, and New Haven, CT. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo, Dr. Folman attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Folman welcomes new patients.

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

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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. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Pashankar's office for an appointment. She graduated from B.J. Medical College, Pune and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa. Dr. Pashankar (or staff) speaks 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. Dr. Khan honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University. He completed his residency training at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Khan 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, Medical Oncology
5520 Park Avenue; Suite 203
Trumbull, CT
 

Dr. David Witt's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Witt graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He trained at Lenox Hill Hospital for his residency. Dr. Witt (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and German. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Brian Smith sees patients in New Haven, CT, Guilford, CT, and West Haven, CT. His medical specialties are clinical pathology, adult hematology, and medical oncology. Dr. Smith obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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 Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
111 Beach Road
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. Jerry Malefatto practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Malefatto's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Malefatto's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders, Cancer

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
425 Post Road
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. Sandhya Dhanjal specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in New Haven, CT and Fairfield, CT. Dr. Dhanjal is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Dhanjal (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Sign Language, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Dhanjal is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She welcomes 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 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; he sees patients in Guilford, CT, Trumbull, CT, and Old Saybrook, CT. Dr. McNamara has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center, Dr. McNamara attended the University of Genoa Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school. Dr. McNamara speaks Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Mary Jane Hogan is a specialist in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. She works in New Haven, CT, Trumbull, CT, and Norwalk, CT. In addition to English, Dr. Hogan speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Hogan include cancer and blood disorders. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She attended medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago for residency. Dr. Hogan honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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. Stephanie Massaro's areas of specialization are pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. Dr. Massaro's clinical interests encompass leukemia. She is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Albany Medical College and a graduate of the University of Maryland Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Massaro (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. Dr. Massaro is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders, Leukemia, Cancer

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

Dr. Justin Persico's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology; he sees patients in Trumbull, CT and New Haven, CT. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Dr. Persico attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine and Boston University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Persico 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. Dan-Arin Silasi is a specialist in gynecologic oncology and obstetrics. Dr. Silasi is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended International and then went on to complete his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center. Dr. Silasi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Korean, Romanian, and Spanish. Dr. Silasi is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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