We found 18 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 sees patients in Cohoes, NY and Clifton Park, NY. His medical specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Mary's Hospital, Troy, Albany Memorial Hospital, and Samaritan Hospital. Dr. Willen honors Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center.

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

Dr. Peter Lamparello is an adult hematologist and oncologist in Hudson, NY and Albany, NY. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Peter's Hospital, Columbia Memorial Hospital (Hudson, NY), and St. Mary's Hospital, Troy. Dr. Lamparello takes several insurance carriers, including Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid. He attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Morristown Memorial Hospital for residency.

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

Dr. Timothy McElrath's specialty is gynecologic oncology. Dr. McElrath's education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and residency at Georgetown University Hospital. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with St. Peter's Hospital, Albany Medical Center, and Bellevue Hospital Center.

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

Dr. Karen Tedesco practices adult hematology and adult oncology in Amsterdam, NY, Hudson, NY, and Albany, NY. Her professional affiliations include Columbia Memorial Hospital (Hudson, NY), Memorial Campus, Amsterdam, and St. Mary's Hospital at Amsterdam. She accepts Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school, Dr. Tedesco completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Tedesco (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian.

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

Dr. Qin Zen is a physician who specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. He is professionally affiliated with St. Mary's Hospital, Troy, Albany Memorial Hospital, and Samaritan Hospital. He honors Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Shanghai Medical University for medical school, Dr. Zen completed his residency training at Baptist Hospital. Dr. Zen (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Greek.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1003 Loudon Road
Cohoes, NY
 

Dr. Maria Arsyl Dejesus is a radiation oncologist in Amsterdam, NY, Cohoes, NY, and Albany, NY. She is professionally affiliated with Nathan Littauer Hospital and St. Mary's Hospital at Amsterdam. Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dejesus honors. She graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Dejesus (or staff) speaks Urdu, Mandarin, and Filipino.

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

Dr. Michael Kolodziej is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist in Albany, NY. He is rated highly by his patients. He is affiliated with Columbia Memorial Hospital (Hudson, NY), Memorial Campus, Amsterdam, and St. Mary's Hospital at Amsterdam. Dr. Kolodziej takes Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, Medicaid, and more. Dr. Kolodziej is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Joseph Dudek sees patients in Albany, NY. His medical specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. He is affiliated with St. Mary's Hospital, Troy, Albany Memorial Hospital, and Samaritan Hospital. Dr. Dudek graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for residency. Dr. Dudek honors Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, Medicaid, and more.

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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. Dr. Weissman honors Child Health Plus, Fidelis, and Family Health Plus, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Albany Medical College. He is affiliated with St. Mary's Hospital, Troy, Albany Memorial Hospital, and Samaritan Hospital.

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

Dr. Muhammad Hena specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and practices in Albany, NY. He takes Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, Medicaid, and more. He is a graduate of Dhaka Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Hena (or staff) speaks Urdu, French, and Italian.

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

Dr. Margaret Leary is a specialist in oncology (cancer care) and hematology (blood disorders). Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Leary takes. She 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 Radiation Oncology
713 Troy Schenectady Road; Suite 124
Latham, NY
 

Dr. Arun Puranik, who practices in Latham, NY, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Puranik (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Korean. He graduated from Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College. Dr. Puranik honors Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, Medicaid, and more.

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Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
24 Computer Drive W; Suite 100
Albany, NY
 

Dr. John Malfetano is a gynecologic oncology specialist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Malfetano attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix.

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

Dr. Maria Theodoulou is an adult oncologist and medical oncologist in Albany, NY and New York, NY. She is in-network for Child Health Plus, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Theodoulou studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. In addition to English, she speaks Greek.

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

Dr. Lawrence Garbo specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology and practices in Albany, NY. Dr. Garbo studied medicine at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, Medicaid, and more. He is professionally affiliated with St. Peter's Hospital, St. Mary's Hospital, Troy, and Albany Memorial Hospital.

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

Dr. Boris Spektor works as a radiation oncologist in Cohoes, NY, Amsterdam, NY, and Latham, NY. He accepts Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, Medicaid, 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.