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We found 6 oncologists who accept Coventry Bronze HMO near Buffalo, NY.

Dr. Nikhil Ishwar Khushalani, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
Roswell Park Cancer Inst; Elm & Carlton Streets
Buffalo, NY
 

Dr. Nikhil Khushalani is an oncologist and medical oncologist in Buffalo, NY. Dr. Khushalani is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College, Dr. Khushalani attended medical school at Topiwala National Medical College. He is affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center.

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Dr. Dhiren K Shah, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3085 Harlem Road; Suite 200
Cheektowaga, NY
 

Dr. Dhiren Shah, who practices in Cheektowaga, NY, Cambria, NY, and Jamestown, NY, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kenmore Mercy Hospital, Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI), and Sisters of Charity Hospital. Child Health Plus, Coventry, and Family Health Plus are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah takes. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then he performed his residency at Cooper University Hospital. He is conversant in Gujarati.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
Roswell Park Cancer Institute; Elm & Carlton Streets
Buffalo, NY
 

Dr. Eyad Alhattab is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist. Dr. Alhattab (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. He studied medicine at the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alhattab honors.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
Elm and Carlton Street
Buffalo, NY
 

Dr. Marc Ernstoff's areas of specialization are adult oncology and medical oncology. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ernstoff honors. Dr. Ernstoff obtained his medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at Jacobi Medical Center.

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Dr. Michael Duff, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3085 Harlem Road
Cheektowaga, NY
 

Dr. Michael Duff specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Cheektowaga, NY, Jamestown, NY, and Cambria, NY. Dr. Duff honors Coventry, Family Health Plus, Coventry Bronze, and more. He attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. He is professionally affiliated with Kenmore Mercy Hospital, Sisters of Charity Hospital, and Mercy Hospital of Buffalo.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Elm and Carlton Street
Buffalo, NY
 

Dr. Gregory Hare works as a radiation oncologist in Buffalo, NY. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Family Health Plus, and Coventry Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hare studied medicine at Loma Linda University School of Medicine.

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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.