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We found 10 medical oncologists near Danbury, CT.

Dr. Michael Keith Cohen-Uram, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
24 Hospital Avenue
Danbury, CT
 

Dr. Michael Cohenuram works as a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Danbury, CT and New Milford, CT. Dr. Cohenuram attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Rhode Island Hospital. He takes Medicare insurance. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include New Milford Hospital and Danbury Hospital.

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Dr. Jennifer Marie Carreiro, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
95 Locust Avenue; 1st Floor, Stroock Building
Danbury, CT
 

Dr. Jennifer Zikria is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Zikria obtained her medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed her residency at Lenox Hill Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Dr. Kevin Rajesh Jain, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
95 Locust Avenue; 1st Floor, Stroock Building
Danbury, CT
 

Dr. Kevin Jain works as an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Jain accepts Medicare insurance. He attended Indiana University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Jain (or staff) speaks Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include New Milford Hospital and Danbury Hospital.

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Dr. Geeta Elizabeth George, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
30 Milestone Road
Danbury, CT
 

Dr. Geeta George is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. George is a graduate of Madras Medical College. For her residency, Dr. George trained at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Putnam Hospital Center, VA Hudson Valley Health Care System, and Yale New Haven Health System.

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Dr. Vincent Anthony Rella, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
24 Hospital Avenue
Danbury, CT
 

Dr. Vincent Rella specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rella takes Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Rella completed his residency training at Danbury Hospital and The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Dr. Rella (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese. His professional affiliations include New Milford Hospital and Danbury Hospital.

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Dr. Sandra Maria Lombardo, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
95 Locust Avenue; 1st Floor, Stroock Building
Danbury, CT
 

Dr. Sandra Lombardo is a specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. She works in New Milford, CT and Danbury, CT. After attending SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school, she completed her residency training at Lenox Hill Hospital. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lombardo is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. In addition to English, she speaks Italian. Dr. Lombardo is professionally affiliated with New Milford Hospital and Danbury Hospital.

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Dr. Sharynn D Hall, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
95 Locust Avenue; 1st Floor, Stroock Building
Danbury, CT
 

Dr. Sharynn Hall's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; she sees patients in Danbury, CT. Dr. Hall takes Medicare insurance. She attended medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Saint Mary's Hospital, Waterbury and Yale-New Haven Hospital. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Hall is professionally affiliated with New Milford Hospital and Danbury Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
76 West Street
Danbury, CT
 

Dr. Vikram Chand works as an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. After attending Maulana Azad Medical College for medical school, Dr. Chand completed his residency training at Gundersen Lutheran. Dr. Chand (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Hindi, and Portuguese.

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Dr. Robert A Kloss, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
24 Hospital Avenue
Danbury, CT
 

Dr. Robert Kloss works as an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Danbury, CT and New Milford, CT. Dr. Kloss honors Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Dr. Kloss (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: German and French. He is professionally affiliated with New Milford Hospital and Danbury Hospital.

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Dr. John F Pezzimenti, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
24 Hospital Avenue
Danbury, CT
 

Dr. John Pezzimenti practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Danbury, CT. Dr. Pezzimenti's hospital/clinic affiliations include New Milford Hospital and Danbury Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Pezzimenti trained at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University.

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What is Medical Oncology?

Medical oncologists are physicians who treat cancer through the use of medication, usually chemotherapy. Often a medical oncologist is the doctor in charge of a cancer patient’s health care, and this doctor may organize and coordinate all the care the patient receives, even that from other specialists.

Oncologist is a fancy word for a physician who treats cancer. There are three main types of oncologists: surgical oncologists perform surgery, radiation oncologists provide radiation therapy, and medical oncologists treat cancer with chemotherapy and other medication. There are also other distinctions between oncologists. For example, some oncologists specialize only in one or two tumor types (such as breast cancer or lung cancer), and pediatric oncologists only treat children and teens. However, all medical oncologists will be knowledgeable about the use of medicine to treat cancer.

While traditional chemotherapy is the most common medication used to treat cancer, other medications that a medical oncologist might use include hormonal therapies (such as Tamoxifen) or a newer kind of treatment called targeted therapy. Targeted therapy medications act only on cancer cells, while chemotherapy acts on all dividing cells in the body.

The care provided by medical oncologists usually begins when cancer is first suspected. They diagnose and stage cancer, or describe how serious it is. Medical oncologists are often the ones to explain to patients where their cancer is located, how severe their case is, and what treatment is recommended. They manage treatment and follow-up care after the cancer is removed, or they provide palliative care for patients whose cancer cannot be successfully treated.

Medical oncologists typically work with a group of health care providers that form a cancer team to provide care for each patient. The cancer team can include other physicians (such as oncologists and pathologists), oncological nurses, or social workers. Each specialist brings a very specific set of skills to the team, so working together as one unit, they offer a greater breadth of knowledge and skills for each patient.