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

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

Dr. Bruce McGibbon is a radiation oncologist in Bridgeport, CT, Trumbull, CT, and New Haven, CT. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. McGibbon completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. McGibbon has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Neal Fischbach practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Trumbull, CT, New Haven, CT, and Fairfield, CT. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Fischbach is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fischbach accepts. His practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Fischbach completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Kimberly Johung specializes in radiation oncology. She is affiliated with Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, Griffin Hospital, and Yale New Haven Health System. Before completing her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Johung attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Johung has an open panel.

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

Dr. Salley Pels' areas of specialization are pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. Dr. Pels is a graduate of the University of Vermont College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Pels completed a residency program at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pels include idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), thrombophilia (clotting disorders), and cancer. She is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Pels's practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Jerry Malefatto sees patients in Trumbull, CT, New Haven, CT, and Fairfield, CT. His medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. In addition to English, Dr. Malefatto speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. After attending the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California. Dr. Malefatto is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders, Cancer

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

Dr. Farzana Pashankar's specialties are pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. She attended B.J. Medical College, Pune and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa. She accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Pashankar (or staff) speaks the following languages: Marathi, Gujarati, and Hindi. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. David Witt is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Witt takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Witt's 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)

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

Dr. Robert Folman practices adult oncology and medical oncology. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Folman has an open panel. 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 speaks Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Sandhya Dhanjal is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Her education and training includes medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dhanjal accepts. Dr. Dhanjal (or staff) speaks Sign Language, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Dhanjal is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She 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)

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

Dr. Sajid Khan's specialties are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). 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 honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Khan's office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Brian Smith works as a clinical pathologist, hematologist, and medical oncologist in New Haven, CT, Guilford, CT, and West Haven, CT. Dr. Smith is affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Justin Persico practices adult hematology and adult oncology in Trumbull, CT and New Haven, CT. Dr. Persico is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Dr. Persico attended Tufts University School of Medicine and Boston University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Persico is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders, Cancer

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

Dr. Joseph McNamara practices pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. Dr. McNamara's education and training includes medical school at the University of Genoa Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and residency at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McNamara honors. He is conversant in Italian. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. McNamara has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Dan-Arin Silasi's specialties are gynecologic oncology and obstetrics. His education and training includes medical school at International and residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center. Dr. Silasi honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Silasi (or staff) is conversant in Korean, Romanian, and Spanish. Dr. Silasi 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: Vaginal Cancer, Vulvar Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Laparoscopic Surgery, Da Vinci Surgery, Minimally ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Mary Jane Hogan practices pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology in New Haven, CT, Trumbull, CT, and Norwalk, CT. In her practice, she is particularly interested in cancer and blood disorders. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hogan accepts. Dr. Hogan attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Hogan is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders, Cancer

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

Dr. Masoud Azodi specializes in gynecologic oncology and obstetrics. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Azodi is a graduate of Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Azodi completed a residency program at Aultman Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Azodi (or staff) speaks Romanian, Spanish, and German. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Azodi welcomes new patients.

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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.
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