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We found 4 medical oncologists who accept Humana Platinum near New York, NY.

Jorge Enrique Gomez MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology (Blood Disorders)
1190 5th Avenue
New York, NY
(212) 241-6756

Dr. Jorge Gomez specializes in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Fidelis. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Gomez attended medical school at the University of Caldas Faculty of Health Sciences. He has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Gomez (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and German.

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Robert Justin Klafter MD
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
12 E 86th Street; Office 4
New York, NY
(212) 861-6660

Dr. Robert Klafter's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Klafter's professional affiliations include Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Klafter has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology, Medical Oncology
170 East 78th Street
New York, NY
(212) 772-9222

Dr. William Conkright works as a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Conkright at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Luis Razetti School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology
401 E 89th Street; Apartment 7C
New York, NY
(212) 600-4469

Dr. Jonathan Schatz's specialties are adult oncology and medical oncology. He practices in New York, NY. He studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Schatz honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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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.