We found 5 oncologists who accept Humana Gold near Bronx, NY.

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Dr. Edward Michael Wolin, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1521 Jarrett Place
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Edward Wolin is a medical specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wolin is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. He is affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Colon Problems, Liver Disease, Lung Problems, Neuroendocrine Disorders, Cancer, Stomach ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter David Cole, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
1225 Morris Park Avenue; Van Etten, Room 6a04d
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Peter Cole is a specialist in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. He works in Bronx, NY. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Cole is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Cole trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Cancer

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Dr. Jorge Enrique Gomez, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
1470 Madison Avenue; 3rd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jorge Gomez is an oncologist, medical oncologist, and hematologist in New York, NY. Dr. Gomez is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Fidelis. He graduated from the University of Caldas Faculty of Health Sciences. He has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Gomez (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and German. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Sharmila K Makhija, MD, MBA
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1300 Morris Park Avenue; Belfer Building, Room 502
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Sharmila Makhija is a specialist in gynecologic oncology. She works in Bronx, NY. Dr. Makhija attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. Her clinical interests encompass cancer. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Makhija has received the distinction of Atlanta Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Cancer

Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
170 East 78th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. William Conkright's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Conkright is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended medical school at Luis Razetti School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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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.
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