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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' medical specialty is radiation oncology. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for residency. Dr. Powlis's clinical interests encompass lymphoma and head and neck cancer. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. He has received the distinction of Best Doctors. He is affiliated with Sturdy Memorial Hospital, Milford Regional Medical Center, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Dr. Powlis 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 sees patients in Quincy, MA and Dorchester, MA. Her medical specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. In addition to English, Dr. May (or staff) speaks Vietnamese and Haitian Creole. Her professional affiliations include Beth Israel Deaconess (BID) Hospital-Milton and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. After completing medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Boston Medical Center. She honors several insurance carriers, including Neighborhood Health Plan, Aetna, and Medicaid. Dr. May's distinctions include: *additional Board Certification In Internal and Medicine*. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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' specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. She attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University. For her professional training, Dr. Shields completed a residency program at The Miriam Hospital. Dr. Shields is in-network for Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Cigna, Aetna, and more. Dr. Shields's professional affiliations include South Shore Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. She has an open panel.

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

Dr. Meredith Faggen specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology and practices in Weymouth, MA. She is affiliated with South Shore Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. She takes Viant, Aetna, and Tufts Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Faggen is closed to new patients at this time. Dr. Faggen attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Faggen completed a residency program at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She has received the following distinction: Alpha Omega Alpha.

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

Dr. Richard Junghans specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is conversant in French. Dr. Junghans is affiliated with Roger Williams Medical Center (RWMC) and Tufts Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Junghans's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Assistant Prof. of Medicine, Harvard Medical; School, 1991to .; and Am Cancer Soc Research Scholar Award. Dr. Junghans is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
300 Congress Street
Quincy, MA
 

Dr. Nicolas Saliba specializes in gynecologic oncology and practices in Quincy, MA. Patient ratings for Dr. Saliba average 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Cigna, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at American University of Beirut Medical Center, Dr. Saliba attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. 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 specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Quincy, MA and Plymouth, MA. He accepts Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and more. Dr. Barthold's education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Honors Radiation Oncology. Dr. Barthold's practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
700 Congress Street
Quincy, MA
 

Dr. Bruce Bornstein practices radiation oncology. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, Medicare, and more. Dr. Bornstein obtained his medical school training at Tufts University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He has received the distinction of Fellowship-American College of Radiation Oncology. Dr. Bornstein is professionally affiliated with UMass Memorial Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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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.