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We found 16 oncologists who accept Child Health Plus near Latham, NY.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1003 Loudon Road
Cohoes, NY
 

Dr. Michael Willen's medical specialty is adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Willen's education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He is in-network for Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with St. Mary's Hospital, Troy, Albany Memorial Hospital, and Samaritan Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
400 Patroon Creek Boulevard; Suite 1
Albany, NY
 

Dr. Peter Lamparello is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist. He is professionally affiliated with St. Peter's Hospital, Columbia Memorial Hospital (Hudson, NY), and St. Mary's Hospital, Troy. Dr. Lamparello honors Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences, he performed his residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital.

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Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
319 Manning Boulevard; Suite 301
Albany, NY
 

Dr. Timothy McElrath specializes in gynecologic oncology. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. McElrath is professionally affiliated with St. Peter's Hospital, Albany Medical Center, and Bellevue Hospital Center. Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McElrath accepts. Dr. McElrath studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. His residency was performed at Georgetown University Hospital.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1003 Loudon Road
Cohoes, NY
 

Dr. Maria Arsyl Dejesus specializes in radiation oncology. She accepts Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dejesus attended medical school at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. Dr. Dejesus (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Mandarin, and Filipino. Dr. Dejesus's hospital/clinic affiliations include Nathan Littauer Hospital and St. Mary's Hospital at Amsterdam.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
400 Patroon Creek Boulevard; Suite 1
Albany, NY
 

Dr. Qin Zen is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. His professional affiliations include St. Mary's Hospital, Troy, Albany Memorial Hospital, and Samaritan Hospital. Dr. Zen is an in-network provider for Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Shanghai Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at Baptist Hospital for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Zen (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Greek.

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Dr. Joseph James Dudek, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
400 Patroon Creek Boulevard; Suite 1
Albany, NY
 

Dr. Joseph Dudek is an Albany, NY physician who specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. He is affiliated with St. Mary's Hospital, Troy, Albany Memorial Hospital, and Samaritan Hospital. Dr. Dudek's education and training includes medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). He honors Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
400 Patroon Creek Boulevard; Suite 1
Albany, NY
 

Dr. Michael Kolodziej's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology. He studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Kolodziej honors Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Columbia Memorial Hospital (Hudson, NY), Memorial Campus, Amsterdam, and St. Mary's Hospital at Amsterdam.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
713 Troy Schenectady Road; Suite 124
Latham, NY
 

Dr. Arun Puranik is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Puranik honors several insurance carriers, including Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid. He graduated from Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College. Dr. Puranik (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Korean.

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Dr. Lawrence E Garbo, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
400 Patroon Creek Boulevard; Suite 1
Albany, NY
 

Dr. Lawrence Garbo is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist. Dr. Garbo is professionally affiliated with St. Peter's Hospital, St. Mary's Hospital, Troy, and Albany Memorial Hospital. He accepts Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Surgical Oncology
4 Atrium Drive; Suite 200
Albany, NY
 

Dr. Muhammad Hena's area of specialization is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hena accepts. He graduated from Dhaka Medical College. Dr. Hena (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, French, and Italian.

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Oncology, Hematology
81 Schoolhouse Road
Albany, NY
 

Dr. Margaret Leary is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. She accepts Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Leary attended SUNY Upstate Medical University and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1003 Loudon Road
Cohoes, NY
 

Dr. Charles Weissman is an adult oncology and medical oncology specialist. Child Health Plus, Fidelis, and Family Health Plus are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weissman accepts. He studied medicine at Albany Medical College. His professional affiliations include St. Mary's Hospital, Troy, Albany Memorial Hospital, and Samaritan Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
400 Patroon Creek Boulevard; Suite 1
Albany, NY
 

Dr. Maria Theodoulou works as an adult oncologist and medical oncologist. Dr. Theodoulou takes Child Health Plus, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. She attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. In addition to English, she speaks Greek.

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Dr. Todd Harrison Doyle, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1003 Louden Road; Po Box 610
Latham, NY
 

Dr. Todd Doyle is a specialist in radiation oncology. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid. He graduated from Albany Medical College.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
400 Patroon Creek Boulevard; Suite One
Albany, NY
 

Dr. Tia Olds is a radiation oncologist. She studied medicine at Morehouse School of Medicine. Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Olds accepts.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
713 Troy Schenectady Road; Suite 124
Latham, NY
 

Dr. Boris Spektor's specialty is radiation oncology. Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Spektor takes.

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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.