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's medical specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Tillman is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. She has an open panel. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Tillman completed her residency training at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Phi Beta Kappa, Yale University.; Summa Cum Laude, Yale University.; and Alpha Omega Alpha (Medical Honor Society).. She offers interpreting services for her patients.

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Dr. Joanna Mary Cain, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
119 Belmont Street
Worcester, MA
 

Dr. Joanna Cain practices gynecologic oncology. Her professional affiliations include The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island. She is an in-network provider for Great-West Healthcare, Coventry, and First Health, in addition to other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, Dr. Cain is not currently accepting new patients. She attended Creighton University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for residency. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Cain 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.

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

Dr. Jennifer Lafemina's specialties are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She is affiliated with UMass Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Lafemina attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. She is an in-network provider for Neighborhood Health Plan, Coventry, and First Health, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lafemina has received the following distinction: Michael E. Burt Memorial Award for Clinical Excellence - MSKCC. She has an open panel.

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

Dr. Tony Samaha works as an adult hematologist and oncologist in Worcester, MA. Dr. Samaha is a graduate of Saint Joseph University of Beirut. He is in-network for Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Cigna, Aetna, and more. He has received the following distinction: Top Ten Physicians at Saint Vincent Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Samaha (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Saleem Khanani is a Worcester, MA physician who specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Khanani accepts Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Coventry, First Health, and more. He graduated from Dow Medical College. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Khanani 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. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Robert Quinlan's specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He is affiliated with UMass Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Quinlan attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston for residency. He is an in-network provider for Neighborhood Health Plan, Aetna, Medicaid, and more. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Quinlan has received include Teacher Of The Year; Physician In Chief'S Award At Med Ctr Central Ma; and .. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. James Rooney works as a hematologist and adult oncologist. Dr. Rooney (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Sign Language, Spanish, and Polish. He graduated from New York Medical College. He takes Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Rooney include: **also Board Certified In Internal Medicine and **. He is accepting 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. He is an in-network provider for Aetna, Medicaid, and Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Dr. Pieters has received the following distinctions: 2000-02: President, Plymouth DST. Medical Society; 2006-2009- Vice Speaker, Massachusetts Medical Society.; and 2008-Plymouth District MMS Community Clinician of the Year.. In addition to English, Dr. Pieters (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with UMass Memorial Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Muthalagu Ramanathan's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology. She is affiliated with UMass Memorial Medical Center. She is in-network for Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, Coventry, and more. Dr. Ramanathan's practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Kilpauk Medical College, she performed her residency at Roger Williams Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions she has received 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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Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
291 Lincoln Street; Suite 101
Worcester, MA
 

Dr. Luis Garcia works as a pediatric hematologist and pediatric oncologist in Worcester, MA. He takes several insurance carriers, including Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and Aetna. Dr. Garcia attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with UMass Memorial Medical Center. 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 works as a radiation oncologist. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare. Dr. Bornstein has received the following distinction: Fellowship-American College of Radiation Oncology. He is affiliated with UMass Memorial Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Univ. of Mass. Med. Center
Worcester, MA
 

Dr. Sidney Kadish works as a radiation oncologist in Worcester, MA. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Prudential (PruCare), and Aetna. Dr. Kadish has received the following distinctions: Worcester District Medical Society: President; '98-/99; and President, New England Cancer Society. Dr. Kadish (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Vietnamese, and French. He is professionally affiliated with UMass Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Kadish has an open panel.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Rm Hb 200 55 Lake Avenue North; Department of Radiology Oncology
Worcester, MA
 

Dr. Thomas Fitzgerald specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Worcester, MA. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), AARP, and Cigna. Dr. Fitzgerald attended medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He has received distinctions including Professor/director, radiation Oncology, u Of Mass; Director Quality Assurance Review Center Founded; and By The National Cancer Institute. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with UMass Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Fitzgerald is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Neil Kluger, who practices in Worcester, MA, is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. He trained at Roger Williams Medical Center for residency. Dr. Kluger is an in-network provider for Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kluger is affiliated with UMass Memorial Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
33 Kendall Street
Worcester, MA
 

Dr. Jesse Aronowitz sees patients in Worcester, MA. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. He takes Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Aronowitz's office for an appointment. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with East Carolina University.

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

Dr. Doreen Brettler is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist in Worcester, MA. Dr. Brettler obtained her medical school training at Stanford University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid. She offers interpreting services for her patients. She is affiliated with UMass Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Brettler is open to 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.