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

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

Dr. Edward Wolin's medical specialty is adult oncology and medical oncology. He is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Wolin's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wolin 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 sees patients in Bronx, NY. His medical specialties are pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. He is especially interested in cancer. Dr. Cole honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Cole attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Cole is professionally affiliated with Montefiore 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 practices adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders) in New York, NY. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, Fidelis, and more. He graduated from the University of Caldas Faculty of Health Sciences. Dr. Gomez has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Gomez (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and German. He is open to new patients.

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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 physician who specializes in gynecologic oncology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include cancer. Dr. Makhija honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. She has received the distinction of Atlanta Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Cancer

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

Dr. William Conkright specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He attended medical school at Luis Razetti School of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Conkright is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. In addition to English, 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.