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We found 10 oncologists who accept Empire BlueCross BlueShield PPO near Bay Shore, NY.

Dr. Janna Zeola Andrews, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
301 East Main Street
Bay Shore, NY
 

Dr. Janna Andrews is a radiation oncologist. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Andrews studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Andrews is conversant in French. She is professionally affiliated with North Shore University Hospital, Huntington Hospital, and Lenox Hill Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Benjamin Michael Schwartz, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
404 Potter Boulevard
Brightwaters, NY
 

Dr. Benjamin Schwartz is a gynecologic oncology specialist. Dr. Schwartz's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Schwartz speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Nassau University Medical Center, Huntington Hospital, and Plainview Hospital. Dr. Schwartz's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Evelyn Sue Marienberg, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
301 East Main Street
Bay Shore, NY
 

Dr. Evelyn Marienberg is a radiation oncologist. Dr. Marienberg (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. Dr. Marienberg's professional affiliations include North Shore University Hospital, Huntington Hospital, and Glen Cove Hospital. She obtained her medical school training at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and performed her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Marienberg average 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received distinctions including Castle Connolly Top Doctor and Women In Medicine. Dr. Marienberg's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. David Edward Rivadeneira, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
400 West Main Street
Babylon, NY
 

Dr. David Rivadeneira, who practices in Riverhead, NY, Smithtown, NY, and Babylon, NY, is a medical specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and colon & rectal surgery. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rivadeneira honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He attended medical school at Howard University College of Medicine. Dr. Rivadeneira has received the following distinctions: New York Super Doctors and Top Doctor, Castle Conollys. Dr. Rivadeneira (or staff) speaks Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. He is affiliated with Syosset Hospital, Huntington Hospital, and Stony Brook University Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. John Worthington Ames, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
301 East Main Street
Bay Shore, NY
 

Dr. John Ames practices radiation oncology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Ames at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Ames speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Syosset Hospital, Huntington Hospital, and Lenox Hill Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Marisa Siebel, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
440 East Main Street
Bay Shore, NY
 

Dr. Marisa Siebel specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in New Hyde Park, NY and Bay Shore, NY. Dr. Siebel is affiliated with North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Siebel is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine.

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Dr. Lucille Nichols Lee, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
301 East Main Street
Bay Shore, NY
 

Dr. Lucille Lee is a specialist in radiation oncology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Lee is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include North Shore University Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital, and Glen Cove Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Gary Bernard Deutsch, MPH, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
440 East Main Street
Bay Shore, NY
 

Dr. Gary Deutsch's areas of specialization are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Deutsch honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Before completing his residency at North Shore University Hospital, Dr. Deutsch attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Deutsch's hospital/clinic affiliations include North Shore University Hospital, Huntington Hospital, and Plainview Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Kenneth D Gold, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
24 E Main Street
Bay Shore, NY
 

Dr. Kenneth Gold practices adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Gold's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gold honors. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Gold is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include North Shore University Hospital, Phelps Memorial Hospital Center, and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Aparna Hima Kolli, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Critical Care
250 East Main Street
Bay Shore, NY
 

Dr. Aparna Kolli is a specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and critical care (intensive care medicine). She works in Bay Shore, NY. Dr. Kolli takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Plainview Hospital and Glen Cove Hospital. Dr. Kolli is accepting 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.