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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 is a specialist in radiation oncology. He is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He attended New York Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview and Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Dr. Kossow is professionally affiliated with Kaleida Health.

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

Dr. William Chen works as a radiation oncologist. He honors Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Chen trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. He is 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, who practices in Kenmore, NY, Williamsville, NY, and Lockport, NY, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. He graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He trained at the University of Rochester Medical Center for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Yi average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Yi is an in-network provider for Family Health Plus, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. 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.

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

Dr. Robert Zielinski is a physician who specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. He accepts the following insurance: Medicaid, Medicare, and Railroad Medicare. Before performing his residency at Erie County Medical Center, Dr. Zielinski attended SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school. His 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.