We found 4 oncologists who accept Medicare near Lockport, NY.

Dr. Ronald Jay Kossow, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
810 Davison Road
Lockport, NY

Dr. Ronald Kossow practices radiation oncology in Williamsville, NY, Kenmore, NY, and Lockport, NY. He is professionally affiliated with Kaleida Health. Dr. Kossow is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. His education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview and Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia.

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Dr. William Chun-Ying Chen, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
810 Davison Road
Lockport, NY

Dr. William Chen is a radiation oncology specialist in Williamsville, NY, Kenmore, NY, and Lockport, NY. Dr. Chen is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Chen trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Chen is professionally affiliated with Kaleida Health.

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Dr. Won Sam S Yi, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
810 Davison Road
Lockport, NY

Dr. Won Yi practices radiation oncology in Williamsville, NY, Kenmore, NY, and Lockport, NY. Dr. Yi (or staff) speaks Arabic, Korean, and Spanish. He is affiliated with Eastern Niagara Hospital Lockport Division, Kenmore Mercy Hospital, and Degraff Memorial Hospital. Dr. Yi is a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He completed his residency training at the University of Rochester Medical Center. On average, patients gave Dr. Yi a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Family Health Plus, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance.

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Dr. Robert Michael Zielinski, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
16 Davison Court
Lockport, NY

Dr. Robert Zielinski practices adult hematology and adult oncology in Williamsville, NY and Lockport, NY. He attended SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at Erie County Medical Center for residency. He accepts Medicaid, Medicare, and Railroad Medicare insurance. Dr. Zielinski's professional affiliations include Kenmore Mercy Hospital, Sisters of Charity Hospital, and Kaleida Health.

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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.