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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 is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Cohenuram takes Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at Rhode Island Hospital, Dr. Cohenuram attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Cohenuram's hospital/clinic affiliations include New Milford Hospital and Danbury Hospital.

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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 is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Danbury, CT and New Milford, CT. In addition to English, Dr. Jain (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Jain's professional affiliations include New Milford Hospital and Danbury Hospital. After completing medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Jain accepts Medicare insurance.

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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 an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Aetna, and more. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. George attended medical school at Madras Medical College. 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. 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. Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. She attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Lenox Hill Hospital for residency. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zikria takes.

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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, who practices in Danbury, CT and New Milford, CT, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Rella honors Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at Danbury Hospital and The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, Dr. Rella attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Rella (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese. His hospital/clinic 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 an adult oncologist and medical oncologist. Dr. Lombardo is conversant in Italian. She is professionally affiliated with New Milford Hospital and Danbury Hospital. She studied medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University. She trained at Lenox Hill Hospital for residency. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lombardo is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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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 specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She practices in Danbury, CT. Dr. Hall accepts Medicare insurance. After attending the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Saint Mary's Hospital, Waterbury and Yale-New Haven Hospital. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Hall's professional affiliations include 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 specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Chand obtained his medical school training at Maulana Azad Medical College and performed his residency at Gundersen Lutheran. Dr. Chand (or staff) speaks the following 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' areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. In addition to English, Dr. Kloss (or staff) speaks German and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include New Milford Hospital and Danbury Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Dr. Kloss accepts Medicare insurance.

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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 is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. His hospital/clinic affiliations include New Milford Hospital and Danbury Hospital. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Pezzimenti graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency 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.