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We found 108 oncologists who accept Aetna Medicare near Brooklyn, NY.

Jeffrey P. Greenfield - Memorial Sloan Kettering
Specializes in Oncology, Pediatric Neurosurgery
525 East 68th Street, Starr Pavilion; 651
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jeffrey Greenfield is an oncology (cancer care) and pediatric neurosurgery specialist in New York, NY and White Plains, NY. His clinical interests include spinal cord tumor, second opinions, and spasticity. Dr. Greenfield honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Greenfield attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school. Dr. Greenfield has received distinctions including Attending Teaching Award, House Staff, Weill Cornell Medical College; Distinguished House Staff Award, New York Weill Cornell Medical Center Alumni Council; and Shulman Award for Outstanding Resident Presentation, National Pediatric Section, AANS. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Cornell Medicine. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Second Opinions, Tumor, Neuroendoscopy, Minimally Invasive Spinal Fusion, Hydrocephalus, Spina ... (Read more)

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Michael G. Kaplitt - Memorial Sloan Kettering
Specializes in Oncology, Neurosurgery
525 East 68th Street Starr; Pavilion 651
New York, NY
 

Dr. Michael Kaplitt practices oncology (cancer care) and neurosurgery in New York, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Kaplitt include tremors, parkinson's disease, and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). Dr. Kaplitt is affiliated with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Cornell Medicine. He accepts Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Kaplitt attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. He 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. In addition to English, Dr. Kaplitt (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and French.

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Clinical interests: Hydrocephalus, Epilepsy Surgery, Parkinson's Disease, Surgical Procedures, Neurosurgical ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Babak Navi practices vascular neurology and oncology (cancer care) in New York, NY. Dr. Navi's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include ischemic stroke, vasculitis, and vascular malformations. He is affiliated with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Navi takes Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Navi attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Navi has received professional recognition including the following: 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 the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish.

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

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Dr. Eleni Andreopoulou, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
425 East 61st Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Eleni Andreopoulou, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Andreopoulou graduated from the University of Ioannina School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Andreopoulou completed a residency program at St. Bartholomew's Hospital. These areas are among her clinical interests: immunotherapy and breast cancer. Dr. Andreopoulou accepts Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Andreopoulou include: Leadership100 Endowment Fund Inc; Archbishop Iakovos Award for Excellence in Medicine; and Paul Calabresi (K12) Scholar/Einstein/Montefiore. In addition to English, she speaks Greek. She is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Immunotherapy, Breast Cancer

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

Dr. Praveen Raju is a pediatric neurology and oncology (cancer care) specialist in New York, NY. Dr. Raju's clinical interests include neurological disorders. He takes Coresource, Amerigroup, United Healthcare Compass, and more. 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. He has received distinctions including 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. Dr. Raju (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Cantonese, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Weill Cornell Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Headache, Cognitive Problems, Neuropathy, Neurological Disorders, Seizures

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

Dr. Manish Shah's areas of specialization are adult oncology and medical oncology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Shah at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shah's areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, immunotherapy, and stomach cancer. Dr. Shah honors Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shah studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Shah's training includes a residency program at Duke University Hospital. Dr. Shah has received professional recognition including the following: ASCO Career Development Award; CTEP Translational Research Initiative Award; and CALGB Investigator Award. In addition to English, Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Sign Language, and Spanish. Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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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's specialties are surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and pediatric thoracic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Spigland (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Korean, and Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Spigland include inflammatory bowel disease, neonatal surgery, and laparoscopic surgery. She is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and Weill Cornell Medicine. Before completing her residency at Lenox Hill Hospital, Dr. Spigland attended medical school at New York Medical College. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Spigland is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst. She has received the following distinctions: 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.

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Clinical interests: Neonatal Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Esophagus Problems, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Minimally ... (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 specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in New York, NY. He has indicated that his clinical interests include leukemia, lymphoma, and bone marrow transplant. He is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Besien accepts Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. He graduated from Catholic University of Louvain (UCL) Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and KU Leuven Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Besien has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors; Chicago Super Doctors; and One of America's Top Doctors.

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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 is a general surgeon, surgical oncologist, and pediatric thoracic surgeon. His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, lung surgery, and abnormal prenatal diagnosis. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Steigman accepts Coresource, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Unfortunately, Dr. Steigman is not accepting new patients at this time. He studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Steigman completed a residency program 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) is conversant in Hebrew and Spanish.

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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 specializes in gynecologic oncology, radiation oncology, and urologic oncology. He graduated from Osmania University and Kurnool Medical College. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nori include brachytherapy (seed implants), breast cancer, and thoracic cancer. He accepts Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 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. Dr. Nori is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and Weill Cornell Medicine.

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

Dr. Peter 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 New York, NY physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Martin at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Martin include immunotherapy, waldenstrom macroglobulinemia, and chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with McGill University. Dr. Martin has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Dr. Martin 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, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Leonard Abraham Farber, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
21 West Broadway
New York, NY
 

Dr. Leonard Farber's area of specialization is radiation oncology. His areas of expertise include stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), breast cancer, and prostate cancer. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. Dr. Farber attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Farber (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Yiddish. He is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer

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 works as a cancer surgeon, pediatric thoracic surgeon, and pediatric head and neck surgeon. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Merianos include gynecological problems, cancer surgery, and pectus excavatum. Dr. Merianos is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and Weill Cornell Medicine. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Merianos's education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His distinctions include: New York Rising Stars; Weill Cornell Medical Center Excellence in Teaching Award; and National Merit Scholarship. Dr. Merianos (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Greek.

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

Dr. Ok Kyong Kyong Chaekal, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
156 William Street; 7th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Ok-Kyong Chaekal practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in New York, NY, Brooklyn, NY, and 170 William Street, NY. Patient ratings for Dr. Chaekal average 4.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests encompass breast cancer and solid tumor. She is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. She accepts Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Indiana University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Chaekal (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Korean, and Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Solid Tumor, Breast Cancer

Dr. James Bruce Bussel, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
525 East 68th Street Payson; Pavilion 695
New York, NY
 

Dr. James Bussel specializes in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. Dr. Bussel's education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. His clinical interests encompass idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), cancer, and iron deficiency anemia. Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bussel takes. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Bussel has received include New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. Dr. Bussel (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and French. He is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Platelet Disorders, Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, Immunodeficiency, Iron Deficiency Anemia, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Francine Evalina Garrett-Bakelman, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
520 E 70th Street, Starr Pavilion; 3rd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Francine Garrett-Bakelman is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist. She speaks Hebrew. Dr. Garrett-Bakelman is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. She attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Her medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. She is an in-network provider for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more.

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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.