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We found 11 oncologists who accept United Healthcare near Waterford, CT.

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Dr. Jeffrey A Gordon, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
196 Parkway S; Suite 303
Waterford, CT
 

Dr. Jeffrey Gordon's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Gordon completed a residency program at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Gordon accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. Dr. Gordon offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, The William H. Backus Hospital, and UMass Memorial Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Stephen C Lattanzi, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
196 Parkway S; Suite 304
Waterford, CT
 

Dr. Stephen Lattanzi's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Waterford, CT and Norwich, CT. Dr. Lattanzi is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. He graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Lattanzi trained at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. He is affiliated with Lawrence + Memorial Hospital and The William H. Backus Hospital.

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Dr. James Byunghoon Yu, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
365 Montauk Avenue
New London, CT
 

Dr. James Yu's area of specialization is radiation oncology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, VA Connecticut Healthcare System, and Griffin Hospital. Dr. Yu takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Yu's medical residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital and California Pacific Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Brachytherapy, Brain Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Testicular ... (Read more)

Dr. Mithlesh Govil, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
196 Parkway S; Suite 303
Waterford, CT
 

Dr. Mithlesh Govil works as a hematologist and oncologist. Dr. Govil studied medicine at All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Her medical residency was performed at Brooklyn Jewish Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Govil honors. Dr. Govil (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Lawrence + Memorial Hospital and The William H. Backus Hospital.

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Dr. Roy H Decker, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
365 Montauk Avenue
New London, CT
 

Dr. Roy Decker is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in New Haven, CT, New London, CT, and Greenwich, CT. Dr. Decker is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before performing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Decker attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, Griffin Hospital, and Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Brachytherapy, Lung Cancer, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Head and Neck Cancer

Dr. Richard Miller Hellman, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
3 Shaws Cove; Suite 201
New London, CT
 

Dr. Richard Hellman is an adult hematologist and oncologist in New London, CT and South Waterford, CT. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. He is a graduate of Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Dr. Hellman's medical residency was performed at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Lawrence + Memorial Hospital.

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Dr. Suzanne Buckley Evans, MPH, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
865 Montauk Avenue
New London, CT
 

Dr. Suzanne Evans works as a radiation oncologist. Dr. Evans's clinical interests include gynecologic pathology and breast cancer. She takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Tufts Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Her professional affiliations include Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, Griffin Hospital, and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Evans is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Gynecologic Pathology, Breast Cancer

Dr. James Ernest Hansen, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
230 Waterford Parkway
South Waterford, CT
 

Dr. James Hansen is a radiation oncology specialist in South Waterford, CT, New Haven, CT, and Derby, CT. His clinical interests encompass brachytherapy (seed implants) and gamma knife radiosurgery. Dr. Hansen honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before completing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Hansen attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, Griffin Hospital, and Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hansen's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Brachytherapy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery

Dr. Abhijit A Patel, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
365 Montauk Avenue
New London, CT
 

Dr. Abhijit Patel is a radiation oncology specialist in New Haven, CT, New London, CT, and South Waterford, CT. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He is affiliated with Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, VA Connecticut Healthcare System, and Griffin Hospital. Dr. Patel's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Imaging Procedures, Radiation Therapy

Dr. Benjamin R Newton, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Internal Medicine, Hematology
230 Waterford Parkway
South Waterford, CT
 

Dr. Benjamin Newton is a physician who specializes in oncology (cancer care) and hematology (blood disorders). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Newton accepts. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Newton completed a residency program at Tufts Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Lawrence + Memorial Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Thoracic Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Peter M Glazer, MD, PhD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
365 Montauk Avenue
New London, CT
 

Dr. Peter Glazer is a radiation oncologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Glazer include lung cancer, hodgkin's lymphoma, and radiation therapy. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After attending Yale School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Glazer is affiliated with Lawrence + Memorial Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy, Tumor, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Lymphoma, Breast Cancer, ... (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.