Finding Providers
loading

We found 2 medical oncologists who accept Humana Platinum near New York, NY.

Showing 1-2 of 2
Dr. Jorge Enrique Gomez, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
1190 5th Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jorge Gomez practices adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders) in New York, NY. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, Fidelis, and more. He graduated from the University of Caldas Faculty of Health Sciences. Dr. Gomez has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Gomez (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and German. He is open to new patients.

Read more
No Photo
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
170 East 78th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. William Conkright specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He attended medical school at Luis Razetti School of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Conkright is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

Read more

Conditions / Treatments

Insurance

New Patients

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Additional Information

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Research

Online Communication

Fellowship

Medical School

What is Medical Oncology?

Medical oncologists are physicians who treat cancer through the use of medication, usually chemotherapy. Often a medical oncologist is the doctor in charge of a cancer patient’s health care, and this doctor may organize and coordinate all the care the patient receives, even that from other specialists.

Oncologist is a fancy word for a physician who treats cancer. There are three main types of oncologists: surgical oncologists perform surgery, radiation oncologists provide radiation therapy, and medical oncologists treat cancer with chemotherapy and other medication. There are also other distinctions between oncologists. For example, some oncologists specialize only in one or two tumor types (such as breast cancer or lung cancer), and pediatric oncologists only treat children and teens. However, all medical oncologists will be knowledgeable about the use of medicine to treat cancer.

While traditional chemotherapy is the most common medication used to treat cancer, other medications that a medical oncologist might use include hormonal therapies (such as Tamoxifen) or a newer kind of treatment called targeted therapy. Targeted therapy medications act only on cancer cells, while chemotherapy acts on all dividing cells in the body.

The care provided by medical oncologists usually begins when cancer is first suspected. They diagnose and stage cancer, or describe how serious it is. Medical oncologists are often the ones to explain to patients where their cancer is located, how severe their case is, and what treatment is recommended. They manage treatment and follow-up care after the cancer is removed, or they provide palliative care for patients whose cancer cannot be successfully treated.

Medical oncologists typically work with a group of health care providers that form a cancer team to provide care for each patient. The cancer team can include other physicians (such as oncologists and pathologists), oncological nurses, or social workers. Each specialist brings a very specific set of skills to the team, so working together as one unit, they offer a greater breadth of knowledge and skills for each patient.