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We found 85 oncologists who accept Aetna Medicare near Brooklyn, NY.

Babak Navi - Memorial Sloan Kettering
Specializes in Vascular Neurology, Oncology
520 East 70th Street, Starr Pavilion; 607
New York, NY
 

Dr. Babak Navi's specialties are vascular neurology and oncology (cancer care). He practices in New York, NY. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Navi's areas of expertise include ischemic stroke, vasculitis, and vascular malformations. He honors Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Navi has received include New York Rising Stars; Alpha Omega Alpha Society, NYU School of Medicine; and NYU School of Medicine Excellence in Neurology Award. Dr. Navi (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish. Dr. Navi's professional affiliations include Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Cornell Medicine. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Vascular Malformations, Cerebrovascular Disease, Stroke, Ischemic Stroke, Vasculitis

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Praveen Raju - Memorial Sloan Kettering
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Oncology
505 East 70th Street, Helmsley Tower; 3rd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Praveen Raju's specialties are pediatric neurology and oncology (cancer care). He practices in New York, NY. Dr. Raju (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Cantonese, and Hindi. Dr. Raju's areas of clinical interest consist of brain tumor and neurological disorders. His professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Weill Cornell Medicine. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Raju attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Coresource, Amerigroup, and United Healthcare Compass are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Raju honors. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Raju include: Nassau Fund Undergraduate Research Prize NIH Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) Fellow; George Von L. Meyer Award (Children's Hospital, Boston); and Pediatric Scientist Development Program (PSDP) Fellow. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Headache, Research, Cognitive Problems, Neuropathy, Neurological Disorders, Seizures, Brain Tumor

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Dr. Manish Arvind Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1275 York Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Manish Shah, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. Dr. Shah's patients gave Dr. Shah an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Shah's areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, immunotherapy, and stomach cancer. Dr. Shah is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Shah is in-network for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Harvard Medical School, Dr. Shah completed Dr. Shah's residency training at Duke University Hospital. Dr. Shah's distinctions include: ASCO Career Development Award; CTEP Translational Research Initiative Award; and CALGB Investigator Award. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Sign Language, and Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Immunotherapy, Pancreatic Cancer, Liver Cancer, Small Intestine Disorders, Biliary Disorders, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Nitsana Alpha Spigland, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Pediatric Thoracic Surgery
525 East 68th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Nitsana Spigland sees patients in New York, NY. Her medical specialties are surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and pediatric thoracic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Spigland is 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Spigland include cancer surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and neonatal surgery. She is in-network for Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Spigland graduated from New York Medical College and then she performed her residency at Lenox Hill Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include New York Magazine "Best Doctors in NYC"; Castle Connolly "America's Top Doctors"; and New York SuperDoctor, an honor awarded just 5% of New York physicians. Dr. Spigland (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Korean, and Spanish. Dr. Spigland is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Neonatal Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Esophagus Problems, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Koen W. Van Van Besien, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
525 E 68th Street, Payson Pavilion; 3
New York, NY
 

Dr. Koen Besien is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His areas of expertise include leukemia, lymphoma, and bone marrow transplant. He is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Besien takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. He graduated from Catholic University of Louvain (UCL) Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and KU Leuven Faculty of Medicine. He has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors; Chicago Super Doctors; and Listed in "America's Top Doctors" (Castle Connolly).

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Clinical interests: Leukemia, Bone Marrow Transplant, Stem Cell Transplant, Lymphoma

Dr. Shaun Allen Steigman, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Pediatric Thoracic Surgery, Pediatric Head and Neck Surgery
525 E 68th Street, Box 209; Division of Pediatric Surgery
New York, NY
 

Dr. Shaun Steigman's specialties are general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and pediatric thoracic surgery. He practices in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, lung surgery, and abnormal prenatal diagnosis. Dr. Steigman takes Coresource, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He has received distinctions including New York Rising Stars; Isaac O. Mehrez Award for Surgical Excellence, Mt. Auburn Hospital; and Poster of Distinction, Massachussetts Chapter of American College of Surgeons, 54th Annual Meeting. Dr. Steigman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Spanish. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and Weill Cornell Medicine. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Neonatal Surgery, Circumcision, Esophagus Problems, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. Dattatreyudu Dattatreyudu Dattatreyudu Nori, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
525 East 68th Street Stitch Radiation Center
New York, NY
 

Dr. Dattatretydu Nori practices gynecologic oncology, radiation oncology, and urologic oncology in New York, NY and Flushing, NY. He has a special interest in brachytherapy (seed implants), breast cancer, and thoracic cancer. He is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Nori is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. He graduated from Osmania University and Kurnool Medical College. Dr. Nori has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. Dr. Nori (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Mandarin, and Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Brachytherapy, Urologic Cancer, Thoracic Cancer, Sarcoma, Radiation Therapy, Cancer, Breast Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Demetri J Merianos, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Pediatric Thoracic Surgery, Pediatric Head and Neck Surgery
263 Seventh Avenue; Suite #3b, Nym Medical Pavilion
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Demetri Merianos is a specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery), pediatric thoracic surgery, and pediatric head and neck surgery. He works in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Merianos is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. His areas of expertise include the following: gynecological problems, cancer surgery, and pectus excavatum. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Merianos takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars; Weill Cornell Medical Center Excellence in Teaching Award; and National Merit Scholarship. In addition to English, Dr. Merianos (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Circumcision, Esophagus Problems, Lung Problems, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter B Martin, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
525 E 68th Street, Payson Pavilion; 3
New York, NY
 

Dr. Peter Martin is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Martin is especially interested in immunotherapy, waldenstrom macroglobulinemia, and chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). The average patient rating for Dr. Martin is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and residency at a hospital affiliated with McGill University. Dr. Martin's distinctions include: Alliance Scholar Award, Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology Super Doctors Rising Star; New York Rising Stars; and Dr. Ronald Oakley Prize in Anatomy. Dr. Martin (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Immunotherapy, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Lymphoma, Mantle Cell Lymphoma, Chronic ... (Read more)

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Dr. Sameer Rafal Rafla Demetrious, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
45 Second Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Sameer Rafla-Demetrious is a specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Rafla-Demetrious (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Arabic, and Sign Language. Clinical interests for Dr. Rafla-Demetrious include bladder cancer, lung cancer, and ovarian cancer. His professional affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, and Maimonides Medical Center. He attended medical school at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine, State University of New York (SUNY), and the University of London. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rafla-Demetrious honors.

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Clinical interests: Vulvar Cancer, Urologic Cancer, Brain Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Skin Cancer, Oral Cancer, Leukemia, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Jed Michael Pollack, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
130 East 77th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jed Pollack practices radiation oncology in Garden City, NY, New York, NY, and New Hyde Park, NY. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Pollack takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Dr. Pollack (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include North Shore University Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital, and Glen Cove Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. John Paul Tracey Ng, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
525 East 68th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. John Ng works as a radiation oncologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Ng include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ng takes. After attending Harvard Medical School, he completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He has received distinctions including Vice Chair, Radiation Oncology Section, New York Roentgen Society; Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award; and Radiologic Society of North America (RSNA). Dr. Ng (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish. Dr. Ng is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Anal Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Sarcoma, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Adrienne Alise Phillips, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
520 East 70th Street Starr 3
New York, NY
 

Dr. Adrienne Phillips' areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She is especially interested in leukemia, lymphoma, and bone marrow transplant. She takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. After completing medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School, Dr. Phillips performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Blood Cancers, Transplant Procedures, Bone Problems, Leukemia, Bone Marrow Transplant, Stem Cell ... (Read more)

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Dr. Ruben Niesvizky-Iszaevich, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
428 E 72nd Street, Center for Myeloma; Suite 300
New York, NY
 

Dr. Ruben Niesvizky-Iszaevich is a New York, NY physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. These areas are among Dr. Niesvizky-Iszaevich's clinical interests: waldenstrom macroglobulinemia, multiple myeloma, and amyloidosis. He honors Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. After attending National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Mount Sinai Medical Center and National Institutes of Health (NIH). He has received professional recognition including the following: One of America's Top Doctors; Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; and New York Super Doctors. Dr. Niesvizky-Iszaevich (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Greek. He is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Myeloma, Amyloidosis, Castleman's Disease, Blood Disorders, Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma, Waldenstrom ... (Read more)

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Dr. Katherine Economos, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
263 Seventh Avenue; Suite 3a, Nym Medical Pavilion
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Katherine Economos is a specialist in gynecologic oncology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Her clinical interests include ovarian cancer, cervical cancer, and robotic surgery. Dr. Economos is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Economos takes. She studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Maimonides Medical Center. She has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Economos (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Ovarian Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Robotic Surgery, Uterine Cancer

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Dr. Ludovico Guarini, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology, Medical Oncology
948 48th Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Ludovico Guarini is a pediatric hematology, pediatric oncology, and medical oncology specialist. Dr. Guarini (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Mandarin, and Hebrew. He has a special interest in cancer, sickle cell disease, and thalassemia. He is professionally affiliated with Maimonides Medical Center, Staten Island University Hospital, and NYU Langone Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, Dr. Guarini attended medical school at the University of Naples Federico II, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Guarini has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Sickle Cell Disease, Chemotherapy, Hemophilia, Cancer, Thalassemia

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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.