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We found 8 oncologists who accept United Healthcare near Quincy, MA.

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Dr. William Davenport Powlis, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
101 Columbian Street
South Weymouth, MA
 

Dr. William Powlis' specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Powlis is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and a graduate of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's residency program. His areas of expertise include intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), lymphoma, and head and neck cancer. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Powlis has received professional recognition including the following: Best Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Sturdy Memorial Hospital, Milford Regional Medical Center, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Cancer, Lymphoma, Head and Neck Cancer

Dr. Sarah K May, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
10 Willard Street
Quincy, MA
 

Dr. Sarah May works as a hematologist and oncologist in Quincy, MA and Dorchester, MA. Her professional affiliations include Beth Israel Deaconess (BID) Hospital-Milton and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Neighborhood Health Plan, Aetna, and Medicaid are among the insurance carriers that Dr. May accepts. Dr. May welcomes new patients. Dr. May attended Tufts University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Boston Medical Center. She has received the following distinctions: *additional Board Certification In Internal and Medicine*. Dr. May (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Vietnamese and Haitian Creole.

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Dr. Reve Purisima Purisima, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
101 Columbian Street; Suite 330
South Weymouth, MA
 

Dr. Reve Shields works as an adult hematologist and oncologist. She attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University and then went on to complete her residency at The Miriam Hospital. Dr. Shields is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Cigna, and Aetna. She is professionally affiliated with South Shore Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. She is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Meredith A Faggen, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
101 Columbian Street
South Weymouth, MA
 

Dr. Meredith Faggen practices adult hematology and adult oncology in Weymouth, MA. Dr. Faggen takes Viant, Aetna, Tufts Health Plan, and more. She attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She has received the following distinction: Alpha Omega Alpha. Her professional affiliations include South Shore Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
125 Parker Hill Avenue; Suite 450
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Richard Junghans works as an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Junghans accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana, and Medicaid. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Junghans include: Assistant Prof. of Medicine, Harvard Medical; School, 1991to .; and Am Cancer Soc Research Scholar Award. He is conversant in French. Dr. Junghans is professionally affiliated with Roger Williams Medical Center (RWMC) and Tufts Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
300 Congress Street
Quincy, MA
 

Dr. Nicolas Saliba practices gynecologic oncology in Quincy, MA. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Saliba is an in-network provider for Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Cigna, Aetna, and more. After completing medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at American University of Beirut Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with South Shore Hospital. Dr. Saliba is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
700 Congress Street; Suite 101
Quincy, MA
 

Dr. Harold Barthold's specialty is radiation oncology. Before completing his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital, Dr. Barthold attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He takes Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Honors Radiation Oncology. He has an open panel.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
700 Congress Street
Quincy, MA
 

Dr. Bruce Bornstein's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bornstein takes. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Dr. Bornstein attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Fellowship-American College of Radiation Oncology. He is professionally affiliated with UMass Memorial Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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.