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We found 4 oncologists who accept United Healthcare near Torrington, CT.

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Dr. Debra Schwab Brandt, DO
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
200 Kennedy Drive
Torrington, CT
 

Dr. Debra Brandt works as an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Brandt average 4.5 stars out of 5. Her professional affiliations include Yale New Haven Health System and Charlotte Hungerford Hospital. Dr. Brandt is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Brandt's practice is open to new patients. Before completing her residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Brandt attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
200 Kennedy Drive
Torrington, CT
 

Dr. Christina Gomez works as an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Torrington, CT and New Haven, CT. Dr. Gomez's clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal tumor. She takes United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and Anthem, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System and Charlotte Hungerford Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Tumor

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Medical Oncology
200 Kennedy Drive
Torrington, CT
 

Dr. Ashita Talsania sees patients in Torrington, CT and New Haven, CT. Her medical specialties are adult hematology and medical oncology. She is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She attended Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Baystate Medical Center. Dr. Talsania's hospital/clinic affiliations include Yale New Haven Health System and Charlotte Hungerford Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Leukemia, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
200 Kennedy Drive
Torrington, CT
 

Dr. Katherine Harvey is an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Torrington, CT and New Haven, CT. Dr. Harvey's hospital/clinic affiliations include Yale New Haven Health System and Charlotte Hungerford Hospital. She takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time. She is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and a graduate of UMass Memorial Medical Center's residency program.

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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.