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We found 164 oncologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Managed Care near Boston, MA.

Dr. John Orland Schorge, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
55 Fruit St. - Yawkey Center - 9e
Boston, MA
 

Dr. John Schorge's area of specialization is gynecologic oncology. His areas of expertise consist of ovarian cancer surgery and robotic surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schorge takes. He attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors; Texas Super Doctors; and the University of Michigan Honors Program, 1985-1989.. Dr. Schorge is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Elliot Health System (EHS), Foundation Medical Partners, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Schorge welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Ovarian Cancer Surgery, Robotic Surgery

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
55 Fruit Street; Yawkey 9a
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Peppercorn is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Peppercorn include breast cancer and clinical trials. Dr. Peppercorn is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Peppercorn attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. His distinctions include: ASCO Career Development Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology; Faculty Scholar in Bioethics, Greenwall Foundation; and Dana Farber Ethics Award, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

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Clinical interests: Clinical Trials, Cancer Survivorship, Breast Cancer

Dr. Rebecca Rebecca Heist, MPH, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Internal Medicine
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Rebecca Heist's area of specialization is oncology (cancer care). Her areas of expertise include esophageal cancer and lung cancer. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Heist is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and a graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital's residency program. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer

Dr. Marcia J Browne, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
55 Fruit Street; Yawkey 9a
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Marcia Browne's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology. She is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and a graduate of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Browne accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Rhode Island Breast Cancer Coalition Outstanding Physician of the Year; Hinton Award Outstanding Resident, .; and Merit Award, National Cancer Institute, NIH. In addition to English, Dr. Browne (or staff) speaks Spanish and Khmer. Her professional affiliations include Foundation Medical Partners and Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Browne's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Cancer

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Specializes in Surgical Oncology
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Kenneth Tanabe is a surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist. Dr. Tanabe (or staff) speaks Croatian, Filipino, and Spanish. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Tanabe include colon cancer, liver cancer, and melanoma. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Tanabe studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. The average patient rating for Dr. Tanabe is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tanabe has received professional recognition including the following: Best Doctors in America (2000 - present year, each year individually); Boston Super Doctors; and Specialty In Cancer Surgery. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Mapping, Liver Cancer, Colon Cancer, Surgical Procedures, Melanoma, Liver ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
55 Fruit; St-7th Floor
Boston, MA
 

Dr. James Cusack is a specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Cusack (or staff) speaks German. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Cusack include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and melanoma. His professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. After attending Emory University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Tufts Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cusack accepts. Dr. Cusack's distinctions include: Boston Super Doctors; America's Top Doctors for Cancer; and Boston Top Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Liver Disease, Melanoma

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
100 Blossom Street; Cox 3
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Annie Chan specializes in radiation oncology. In Dr. Chan's practice, she is particularly interested in intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), and skull base tumors. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Chan include: Teacher of the Year, Harvard Radiation Oncology Program, Association of Residents in Radiation Oncol; Superior Patient Care; and American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology Junior Faculty Award. She is conversant in Cantonese. Dr. Chan is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy, Skull Base Tumors, Proton Therapy, Stereotactic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Oncology, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
55 Fruit Street; Yaw 3920 Orthopaedic Associates
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Francis Hornicek's specialties are oncology (cancer care) and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Hornicek's areas of expertise consist of metabolic bone disease and bone infection. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Boston Super Doctors; Society of Sigma Xi; and Who's Who in Science & Engineering, Univ. He is affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Hornicek has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Metabolic Bone Disease, Bone Infection

Dr. Jeremy Slade Abramson, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
55 Fruit Street; Mgh Cancer Center, Yawkey 7b
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Jeremy Abramson is an adult hematologist and adult oncologist. His areas of expertise consist of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and non-hodgkin's lymphoma. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abramson honors. Dr. Abramson attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received the following distinction: AOA Medical Honor Society, .. Dr. Abramson offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Transplant Procedures, HIV/AIDS, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Lymphoma, Chronic ... (Read more)

Dr. Michele Annette Gadd, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Other
55 Fruit Street; Yawkey Building 7th Floor
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Michele Gadd works as a general surgeon and surgical oncologist. She obtained her medical school training at Penn State College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gadd include breast cancer and nipple-sparing mastectomy. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gadd honors. Dr. Gadd has received professional recognition including the following: Ma Dept Of Public Health Grant For Breast Cancer.; American Cancer Society Career Development Award; and To Study Breast Cancer.. She offers interpreting services for her patients. She is professionally affiliated with Foundation Medical Partners, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast Cancer, Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Thomas Delaney is a radiation oncology specialist. His areas of clinical interest consist of liposarcoma, brachytherapy (seed implants), and proton therapy. Dr. Delaney honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Harvard Medical School and then he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Delaney's distinctions include: Clinician Scientist Award, American Cancer Society (Maryland); Andreas Soriano Professor of Radiation Oncology, Harvard Medical School; and Boston Super Doctors. Dr. Delaney (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and French. He is affiliated with Emerson Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Liposarcoma, Brachytherapy, Sarcoma, Proton Therapy, Intraoperative Radiation Therapy

Dr. Michelle Connolly Specht, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
15 Parkman Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Michelle Specht is a general surgeon and surgical oncologist. She is especially interested in breast issues and nipple-sparing mastectomy. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Specht accepts. Before completing her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Hospital, Dr. Specht attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Specht include: Gt Shires Award In Surgery; The 100 Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Ceneter; and Top Doctors Caste Connolly. She offers interpreting services for her patients. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast Issues, Cancer, Lymphedema, Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy

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Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery - Musculoskeletal Oncology; Massachusetts General Hospital, Yawkey Center 3b
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Santiago Lozano Calderon practices surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a special interest in metabolic bone disease, benign soft tissue tumor, and sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer). Dr. Lozano Calderon is affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Lozano Calderon attended Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program and Westchester Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Partners in Excellence, Quality in Treatment and Service. Dr. Lozano Calderon speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Metabolic Bone Disease, Benign Soft Tissue Tumor, Sarcoma, Bone Infection, Multiple Myeloma

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Specializes in Neuro-Oncology
15 Parkman Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Jorg Dietrich's area of specialization is neuro-oncology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Dietrich include brain tumor. He is affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dietrich takes. Dr. Dietrich has an open panel. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Giessen Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received distinctions including Scholarship, Cusanuswerk, Bonn, Germany; Magna Cum Laude, Doctor of Philosophy, Univ of Regensburg, Germany; and Research Fellowship Award., German National Funding Association. Dr. Dietrich (or staff) is conversant in German and French.

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Clinical interests: Brain Tumor

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
55 Fruit Street; Yawkey 9a, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Aditya Bardia works as an adult oncologist and medical oncologist. He is especially interested in breast cancer. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. After attending All India Institute of Medical Sciences for medical school, Dr. Bardia completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic and All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Dr. Bardia has received distinctions including ASCO Young Investigator Award; Outstanding Research Award for research excellence, Mayo Clinic; and ASCO Merit Award. Dr. Bardia (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi-Urdu. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Bardia's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast Cancer

Dr. Robin Schoenthaler, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
100 Blossom Street; Cox 3
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Robin Schoenthaler practices radiation oncology. She is conversant in Spanish. Her clinical interests include gynecologic cancer, medical education, and breast cancer. Dr. Schoenthaler's hospital/clinic affiliations include Emerson Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. She studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Schoenthaler completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Schoenthaler is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Schoenthaler has received professional recognition including the following: Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and American Cancer Society Fellowship. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Cancer Survivorship, Palliative Care, Medical Education, Breast Cancer

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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.