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We found 86 oncologists who accept Neighborhood Health Plan near Newton, MA.

Dr. Maitreyi G Sharma, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
One Lyons Street
Dedham, MA
 

Dr. Maitreyi Sharma's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology. These areas are among her clinical interests: breast cancer, thoracic cancer, and blood disorders. Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sharma takes. She graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Tufts Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Sharma include: Cum Laude, Wellesley College and Sigma Xi, Wellesley College. Dr. Sharma (or staff) is conversant in Telugu. She also offers interpreting services for her patients. She is affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). Dr. Sharma's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Thoracic Cancer, Blood Disorders, Breast Cancer

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Specializes in Surgical Oncology
52 Second Avenue
Waltham, 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)

Dr. Matthew Macleod Heeney, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
300 Longwood Avenue; Fegan, 7th Floor
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Matthew Heeney's medical specialty is pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer, sickle cell disease, and iron deficiency. He is an in-network provider for Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Heeney's education and training includes medical school at the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine and residency at The Montreal Children's Hospital. He has received the following distinctions: Nominee, Faculty Prize for Excellence in Teaching, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; Medical Award. Community Sickle Cell Support Group, Boston, MA; and Terry Seelinger Fellow in Cancer, Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center, Durham, NC. Dr. Heeney (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Haitian Creole. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Heeney is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Boston Medical Center (BMC). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders, Hemoglobinopathy, Hemochromatosis, Cancer, Sickle Cell Disease, Iron Deficiency

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Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
52 Second Avenue
Waltham, 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

Dr. Paige Teller, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
230 Worcester Street
Wellesley, MA
 

Dr. Paige Teller is a surgical oncologist in Boston, MA and Wellesley Hills, MA. The average patient rating for Dr. Teller is 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna, and Tufts Health Plan. She graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Teller's medical residency was performed at Maine Medical Center. Her professional affiliations include Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). She is open to new patients.

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Dr. Eric Paul Winer, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
450 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Eric Winer is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Boston, MA. He graduated from Yale School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Winer include breast cancer. Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, and Cigna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Winer takes. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Winer include: Boston Super Doctors; Claire W. and Richard P. Morse Research Award; and Joseph Sokal Memorial Lecturer, Duke University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Dr. Winer has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Breast Cancer

Dr. Michele Annette Gadd, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Other
108 Willard Road
Brookline, 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

Dr. Phillip Cabot Camp Jr., MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Thoracic Surgery, Transplant Surgery
75 Francis Street; Pbb 548
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Philip Camp's areas of specialization are surgical oncology (cancer surgery), thoracic surgery, and transplant surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Camp include lung transplant and heart transplant. He is affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Milford Regional Medical Center, and Children's Hospital Boston. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare. He has a closed panel. Before completing his residency at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care and the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Dr. Camp attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Best Student, Resident Annual ACCP Meeting; First Regional Championship Award, Nashville, TN; and Brigham Leadership Award. Dr. Camp (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Chinese.

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Clinical interests: Transplant Procedures, Lung Transplant, Heart Transplant

Dr. George Peter Canellos, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
450 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA
 

Dr. George Canellos' areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. In addition to English, Dr. Canellos speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and lymphoma. He is affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Dr. Canellos's education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, and MultiPlan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Canellos takes. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Karl Musshof Award from the 7th International Hodgkin Lymphoma Symposium; Statesman Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology; and Frank S. Moran Clinical Research Award, University of Michigan Cancer Center. Dr. Canellos is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Lymphoma, Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Dr. Michelle Connolly Specht, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
2000 Washington Street; Main Floor
Newton, 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 Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
Boston, MA
 

Dr. David Kuter's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He practices in Boston, MA. These areas are among Dr. Kuter's clinical interests: chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), anticoagulants (blood thinners), and anemia. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Kuter has received include Boston Super Doctors; Ernest Beutler Prize from American Society of Hematology; and Alfred Kranes Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Platelet Disorders, Hemochromatosis, Blood Disorders, Anticoagulants, Chronic Myeloid Leukemia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Cooper Shamberger, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Thoracic Surgery, Critical Care
9 Hope Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Robert Shamberger sees patients in Boston, MA, Waltham, MA, and Lexington, MA. His medical specialties are pediatric surgery, general surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Shamberger (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese. His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and leukemia. Dr. Shamberger is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). He graduated from Harvard Medical School and then he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Shamberger include: Boston Super Doctors and Sub-Board Certifications in Pediatric Surgery. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Thyroid Problems, Umbilical Hernia, Circumcision, Hernia Surgery, Solid Tumor, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eddy J Chen, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
450 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Eddy Chen works as an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Boston, MA, Concord, MA, and Danvers, MA. He is conversant in Chinese. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chen include blood cancers, clinical trials, and hospital care. Dr. Chen is professionally affiliated with Emerson Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Massachusetts General Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Boston Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Chen has received the distinction of Chief Resident, Internal Medicine; Boston Medical Center (7/2008-6/2009)(2008). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chen's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Blood Cancers, Clinical Trials, Hospital Care, Blood Disorders, Urologic Disorders, Cancer

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Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
40 Second Avenue; Suite 515
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. David Boruta is a physician who specializes in gynecologic oncology. He studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Boruta trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital for his residency. His clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery and ovarian cancer surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Phi Beta Kappa, .; Alpha Omega Alpha, .; and Fellows Award for teaching Excellence, University of North Carolina, .. Dr. Boruta is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Ovarian Cancer Surgery

Dr. Katharine Johnston Carter, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
75 Francis Street; Brigham and Women's Hospital - Department of Surg Oncology
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Katharine Carter works as a cancer surgeon. Dr. Carter (or staff) speaks Sign Language, Spanish, and Haitian Creole. Clinical interests for Dr. Carter include breast cancer surgery. She is affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Faulkner Hospital, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and performed her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Dr. Carter accepts Coventry, Viant, Aetna, and more. She has received the following distinction: Solomon Peer Recognition Award. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Breast Cancer Surgery

Dr. Christopher B Weldon, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, Surgical Oncology
300 Longwood Avenue; Fegan, 3rd Floor, Department of Surgery
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Christopher Weldon is a pediatric surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist in Boston, MA. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, breast issues, and hydrocele. He is in-network for Neighborhood Health Plan, Aetna, Medicare, and more. Dr. Weldon's education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Weldon (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hebrew, and Arabic. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, Boston Medical Center (BMC), and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). He is closed to new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Umbilical Hernia, Breast Issues, Circumcision, Hernia Surgery, Hydrocele, Melanoma

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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.