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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 practices radiation oncology in Worcester, MA, Waltham, MA, and Newton, MA. Before performing her residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Dr. Tillman attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tillman 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 offers interpreting services for her patients. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Her practice 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 practices general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She takes Neighborhood Health Plan, Coventry, First Health, and more. She is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and a graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital's residency program. Dr. Lafemina has received professional recognition including the following: Michael E. Burt Memorial Award for Clinical Excellence - MSKCC. She is professionally affiliated with UMass Memorial Medical Center. She is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Tony Samaha is a hematologist and oncologist. Dr. Samaha (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese. He is a graduate of Saint Joseph University of Beirut. Dr. Samaha is in-network for Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Cigna, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Top Ten Physicians at Saint Vincent Hospital. Dr. Samaha's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Robert Quinlan is a surgical oncologist. Dr. Quinlan accepts Neighborhood Health Plan, Aetna, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, he performed his residency at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. He has received professional recognition including the following: Teacher Of The Year; Physician In Chief'S Award At Med Ctr Central Ma; and .. He is affiliated with UMass Memorial Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Quinlan's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Saleem Khanani practices adult hematology and adult oncology in Worcester, MA. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Coventry, and First Health. He has an open panel. Dr. Khanani attended medical school at 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. Dr. Khanani (or staff) speaks Arabic, Sign Language, and Khmer. He also offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
119 Belmont Street
Worcester, MA
 

Dr. Joanna Cain is a medical specialist in gynecologic oncology. Dr. Cain is in-network for Great-West Healthcare, Coventry, and First Health, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Creighton University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include 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. Her professional affiliations include The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island. Dr. Cain is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

Dr. James Rooney's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. He practices in Worcester, MA. Dr. Rooney accepts Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at New York Medical College. He has received professional recognition including the following: **also Board Certified In Internal Medicine and **. Dr. Rooney (or staff) speaks Sign Language, Spanish, and Polish. He welcomes new patients.

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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 in Worcester, MA. She is affiliated with UMass Memorial Medical Center. She accepts Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ramanathan welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at Kilpauk Medical College, she performed her residency at Roger Williams Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Ramanathan include: 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.

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Dr. Neil Jordan Kluger, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
119 Belmont Street
Worcester, MA
 

Dr. Neil Kluger is a Worcester, MA physician who specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. He is affiliated with UMass Memorial Medical Center. After attending SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at Roger Williams Medical Center. Dr. Kluger is an in-network provider for Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kluger is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Doreen Brettler's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Brettler honors Cigna, Aetna, Medicaid, and more. After attending Stanford University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Brettler offers interpreting services for her patients. She is affiliated with UMass Memorial Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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

Dr. Alan Rosmarin practices adult hematology and adult oncology in Worcester, MA. He is an in-network provider for Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rosmarin graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He has received the following distinctions: Brown University Master Of Arts, Ad Eundem; Mary Pemberton House Fellowship; and Alpha Omega Alpha. Dr. Rosmarin (or staff) speaks Sign Language, Spanish, and Chinese. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Richard Pieters specializes in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and radiation oncology and practices in Worcester, MA. He is professionally affiliated with UMass Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Pieters is in-network for Aetna, Medicaid, and Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Brown University, Alpert Medical School. He has received distinctions including 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 (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese. He also offers interpreting services for his patients.

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

Dr. Tasneem Ali is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. She works in Fitchburg, MA and Worcester, MA. Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Aetna, and Medicaid are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ali takes. Unfortunately, Dr. Ali is not currently accepting new patients. Her training includes a residency program at Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Ali include: Chief Medical Resident St.Elizabeth's Hospital and 2005-2006.. She speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
119 Belmont Street
Worcester, MA
 

Dr. Sarah Hughes is a gynecologic oncology specialist in Worcester, MA. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and performed her residency at Tufts Medical Center. She is in-network for Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Aetna, Medicaid, and more. Dr. Hughes welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Luis Garcia's specialties are pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. He practices in Worcester, MA. Dr. Garcia is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with UMass Memorial Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. He honors Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, Aetna, and more. Dr. Garcia's practice is open to new patients.

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