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We found 19 oncologists who accept Tufts Health Plan near Worcester, MA.

Dr. Gayle Faith Tillman, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
55 Lake Avenue N; Department of Radiation Oncology
Worcester, MA
 

Dr. Gayle Tillman is a radiation oncology specialist. Dr. Tillman offers interpreting services for her patients. Her professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Before performing her residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Dr. Tillman attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tillman takes. She has received professional recognition including the following: Phi Beta Kappa, Yale University.; Summa Cum Laude, Yale University.; and Alpha Omega Alpha (Medical Honor Society).. Dr. Tillman is open to new patients.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
55 Lake Avenue North; Division of Surgical Oncology
Worcester, MA
 

Dr. Jennifer Lafemina is a physician who specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Lafemina is professionally affiliated with UMass Memorial Medical Center. Before completing her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Lafemina attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Neighborhood Health Plan, Coventry, and First Health are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lafemina takes. She has received the distinction of Michael E. Burt Memorial Award for Clinical Excellence - MSKCC. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1 Eaton Place.; Suite 300
Worcester, MA
 

Dr. Tony Samaha's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Samaha (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese. Dr. Samaha attended medical school at Saint Joseph University of Beirut. He honors Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Cigna, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Top Ten Physicians at Saint Vincent Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
119 Belmont Street
Worcester, MA
 

Dr. Joanna Cain specializes in gynecologic oncology. Great-West Healthcare, Coventry, and First Health are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cain takes. She attended Creighton University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. She has received the following distinctions: Gold Humanism Honor Society 2004-present.; America's Top Doctors for Cancer 2005-2009.; and Local Legacy Award-National Library of Congress .. She offers interpreting services for her patients. She is professionally affiliated with The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island. Unfortunately, Dr. Cain is not currently accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1 Eaton Place
Worcester, MA
 

Dr. Saleem Khanani works as an adult hematologist and oncologist. He is an in-network provider for Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Coventry, First Health, and more. He graduated from Dow Medical College. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Khanani has received include Honors In Pathology And Community Medicine and 2nd Position In Mbbs 2nd & 3rd Professional Exams. In addition to English, Dr. Khanani (or staff) speaks Arabic, Sign Language, and Khmer. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. He is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Surgical Oncology
119 Belmont Street; Department of Surgery
Worcester, MA
 

Dr. Robert Quinlan's area of specialization is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He is affiliated with UMass Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Quinlan takes Neighborhood Health Plan, Aetna, Medicaid, and more. He welcomes new patients. After attending Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Quinlan has received professional recognition including the following: Teacher Of The Year; Physician In Chief'S Award At Med Ctr Central Ma; and ..

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1 Eaton Place
Worcester, MA
 

Dr. James Rooney is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He works in Worcester, MA. He studied medicine at New York Medical College. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Rooney include: **also Board Certified In Internal Medicine and **. Dr. Rooney (or staff) speaks the following languages: Sign Language, Spanish, and Polish. Dr. Rooney has an open panel.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
55 Lake Avenue N
Worcester, MA
 

Dr. Muthalagu Ramanathan is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist. Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ramanathan takes. After completing medical school at Kilpauk Medical College, she performed her residency at Roger Williams Medical Center. She has received distinctions including Certificate of Appreciation for offering Flexible Clinical Experience Course for Medical Students; ASCO Cancer Foundation Merit Award for outstanding abstract submitted to the ASCO Annual Meet; and Young Investigator Travel Grant from the American Society of Blood & Marrow Transplantation. She is professionally affiliated with UMass Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Ramanathan's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Tasneem Ali, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA
 

Dr. Tasneem Ali is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist. Her residency was performed at Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center. She accepts Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Aetna, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Ali include: Chief Medical Resident St.Elizabeth's Hospital and 2005-2006.. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Ali is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Radiation Oncology
33 Kendall Street; Department of Radiation Oncology
Worcester, MA
 

Dr. Richard Pieters sees patients in Worcester, MA. His medical specialties are hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and radiation oncology. Dr. Pieters (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Pieters is affiliated with UMass Memorial Medical Center. He is a graduate of Brown University, Alpert Medical School. He is in-network for Aetna, Medicaid, Medicare, and more. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 2000-02: President, Plymouth DST. Medical Society; 2006-2009- Vice Speaker, Massachusetts Medical Society.; and 2008-Plymouth District MMS Community Clinician of the Year.. Dr. Pieters is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
119 Belmont Street
Worcester, MA
 

Dr. Neil Kluger is a physician who specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Kluger is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, and Coventry. He attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Roger Williams Medical Center for residency. He is professionally affiliated with UMass Memorial Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
119 Belmont Street; Department of Hematology/oncology
Worcester, MA
 

Dr. Doreen Brettler works as a hematologist and oncologist in Worcester, MA. The average patient rating for Dr. Brettler is 4.0 stars out of 5. She is affiliated with UMass Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Brettler is an in-network provider for Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. Before completing her residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Brettler attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. She offers interpreting services for her patients.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
55 Lake Avenue N
Worcester, MA
 

Dr. Alan Rosmarin works as a hematologist and adult oncologist. Dr. Rosmarin (or staff) is conversant in Sign Language, Spanish, and Chinese. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Rosmarin takes several insurance carriers, including Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid. His distinctions include: Brown University Master Of Arts, Ad Eundem; Mary Pemberton House Fellowship; and Alpha Omega Alpha. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Rosmarin's office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
119 Belmont Street
Worcester, MA
 

Dr. Sarah Hughes is a physician who specializes in gynecologic oncology. She is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Hughes trained at Tufts Medical Center. She takes Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Aetna, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hughes has an open panel.

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Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
291 Lincoln Street; Suite 101
Worcester, MA
 

Dr. Luis Garcia is a Worcester, MA physician who specializes in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. He is affiliated with UMass Memorial Medical Center. He is in-network for Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Garcia welcomes new patients. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. In addition to English, Dr. Garcia speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
55 Lake Avenue North; Umass Memorial Medical Center - Room Hb200
Worcester, 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.