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We found 92 oncologists who accept Medicare Advantage near Rego Park, NY.

Babak Navi - Memorial Sloan Kettering
Specializes in Vascular Neurology, Oncology
525 E 68th Street; Room F610
New York, NY
 

Dr. Babak Navi's specialties are vascular neurology and oncology (cancer care). He practices in New York, NY. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Navi's areas of expertise include ischemic stroke, vasculitis, and vascular malformations. He honors Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Navi has received include New York Rising Stars; Alpha Omega Alpha Society, NYU School of Medicine; and NYU School of Medicine Excellence in Neurology Award. Dr. Navi (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish. Dr. Navi's professional affiliations include Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Cornell Medicine. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Vascular Malformations, Cerebrovascular Disease, Stroke, Ischemic Stroke, Vasculitis

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Praveen Raju - Memorial Sloan Kettering
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Oncology
525 E 68th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Praveen Raju's specialties are pediatric neurology and oncology (cancer care). He practices in New York, NY. Dr. Raju (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Cantonese, and Hindi. Dr. Raju's areas of clinical interest consist of brain tumor and neurological disorders. His professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Weill Cornell Medicine. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Raju attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Coresource, Amerigroup, and United Healthcare Compass are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Raju honors. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Raju include: Nassau Fund Undergraduate Research Prize NIH Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) Fellow; George Von L. Meyer Award (Children's Hospital, Boston); and Pediatric Scientist Development Program (PSDP) Fellow. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Headache, Research, Cognitive Problems, Neuropathy, Neurological Disorders, Seizures, Brain Tumor

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Dr. Manish Arvind Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
520 East 70th Street; Starr 8
New York, NY
 

Dr. Manish Shah, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. Dr. Shah's patients gave Dr. Shah an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Shah's areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, immunotherapy, and stomach cancer. Dr. Shah is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Shah is in-network for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Harvard Medical School, Dr. Shah completed Dr. Shah's residency training at Duke University Hospital. Dr. Shah's distinctions include: ASCO Career Development Award; CTEP Translational Research Initiative Award; and CALGB Investigator Award. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Sign Language, and Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Immunotherapy, Pancreatic Cancer, Liver Cancer, Small Intestine Disorders, Biliary Disorders, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Nitsana Alpha Spigland, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Pediatric Thoracic Surgery
520 East 70th Street L-718
New York, NY
 

Dr. Nitsana Spigland sees patients in New York, NY. Her medical specialties are surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and pediatric thoracic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Spigland is 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Spigland include cancer surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and neonatal surgery. She is in-network for Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Spigland graduated from New York Medical College and then she performed her residency at Lenox Hill Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include New York Magazine "Best Doctors in NYC"; Castle Connolly "America's Top Doctors"; and New York SuperDoctor, an honor awarded just 5% of New York physicians. Dr. Spigland (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Korean, and Spanish. Dr. Spigland is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Neonatal Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Esophagus Problems, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Koen W. Van Van Besien, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
520 East 70th Street Bone Marrow & Stem Cell Transplantation
New York, NY
 

Dr. Koen Besien is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His areas of expertise include leukemia, lymphoma, and bone marrow transplant. He is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Besien takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. He graduated from Catholic University of Louvain (UCL) Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and KU Leuven Faculty of Medicine. He has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors; Chicago Super Doctors; and Listed in "America's Top Doctors" (Castle Connolly).

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Clinical interests: Leukemia, Bone Marrow Transplant, Stem Cell Transplant, Lymphoma

Dr. Shaun Allen Steigman, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Pediatric Thoracic Surgery, Pediatric Head and Neck Surgery
520 East 70th Street L 718
New York, NY
 

Dr. Shaun Steigman's specialties are general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and pediatric thoracic surgery. He practices in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, lung surgery, and abnormal prenatal diagnosis. Dr. Steigman takes Coresource, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He has received distinctions including New York Rising Stars; Isaac O. Mehrez Award for Surgical Excellence, Mt. Auburn Hospital; and Poster of Distinction, Massachussetts Chapter of American College of Surgeons, 54th Annual Meeting. Dr. Steigman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Spanish. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and Weill Cornell Medicine. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Neonatal Surgery, Circumcision, Esophagus Problems, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. Baoqing Li, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
56-46 Main Street; Lower Lvl
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Baoqing Li is a Flushing, NY physician who specializes in radiation oncology. His clinical interests include lung cancer, breast cancer, and gastrointestinal cancer. Dr. Li accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Amerigroup, and United Healthcare Compass. He attended New York Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. His distinctions include: } // ]]> //]]>; Name of award Date awarded; and ASCO Cancer Foundation Merit Award from American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Dr. Li (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Hebrew, and Korean. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Breast Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Dattatreyudu Dattatreyudu Dattatreyudu Nori, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
56-45 Main Street
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Dattatretydu Nori practices gynecologic oncology, radiation oncology, and urologic oncology in New York, NY and Flushing, NY. He has a special interest in brachytherapy (seed implants), breast cancer, and thoracic cancer. He is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Nori is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. He graduated from Osmania University and Kurnool Medical College. Dr. Nori has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. Dr. Nori (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Mandarin, and Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Brachytherapy, Urologic Cancer, Thoracic Cancer, Sarcoma, Radiation Therapy, Cancer, Breast Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. George John Tsioulias, PhD, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Other
23-28 30th Drive
Astoria, NY
 

Dr. George Tsioulias' specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Clinical interests for Dr. Tsioulias include colon polypectomy, lymphoscintigraphy scan (sentinel lymph node imaging), and small bowel resection. Dr. Tsioulias is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, POMCO, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He attended medical school at The University of Tokyo Faculty of Medicine and the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Tsioulias (or staff) speaks Spanish, Japanese, and Greek. His professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, Lenox Hill Hospital, and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Tsioulias's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Lymphoscintigraphy Scan, Gastrostomy, Tumor, Breast Biopsy, Appendectomy, Small Bowel Resection, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Umut Sarpel, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
19 East 98th Street; 7th Floor, Suite A, Box 1259
New York, NY
 

Dr. Umut Sarpel works as a cancer surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Sarpel include esophageal cancer, gallbladder cancer, and rectal cancer. Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sarpel honors. She has an open panel. She is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Sarpel include: The Medical Student Teaching Award in Surgery Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY; The Medical Student Teaching Award in Surgery Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York; and NY 2010 Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Sarpel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Hemangiomas, Pancreatic Cancer, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Soft ... (Read more)

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Dr. Randall Paul Owen, MD
Specializes in Head and Neck Surgery, Surgical Oncology
1470 Madison Avenue; Hess Csm Building, Floor 3
New York, NY
 

Dr. Randall Owen, who practices in Bronx, NY, New York, NY, and Yonkers, NY, is a medical specialist in head and neck surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include pharynx cancer, salivary gland surgery, and thyroid cancer. Dr. Owen is professionally affiliated with North Central Bronx Hospital, Montefiore Medical Center - Weiler Division Hospital, and Montefiore Medical Center - Moses Division Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Owen accepts. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Owen's office for an appointment. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at Montefiore Medical Center for residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Attending of the Year Award; Christian Medical and Dental Society Short-Term Mission Scholarship; and MAP-Reader's Digest International Fellowship Recipient Surgical Education Award. In addition to English, Dr. Owen speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Graves Disease, Hyperparathyroidism, Skin Cancer, Oral Cancer, Tongue Cancer, Tonsil Cancer, Neck ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
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Elmhurst, NY
 

Dr. George Hagopian's area of specialization is gynecologic oncology. Before completing Dr. Hagopian's residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Hagopian attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Hagopian takes Amerigroup, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Hagopian has received professional recognition including the following: Prentis Scholarship; Diamond Award in Obstetrics; and Roger Walker Scholarship David S. Dr. Hagopian offers interpreting services for Dr. Hagopian's patients. Dr. Hagopian is affiliated with Queens Hospital Center. Dr. Hagopian is open to new patients.

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Dr. Demetri J Merianos, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Pediatric Thoracic Surgery, Pediatric Head and Neck Surgery
520 East 70th Street L 718
New York, NY
 

Dr. Demetri Merianos is a specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery), pediatric thoracic surgery, and pediatric head and neck surgery. He works in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Merianos is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. His areas of expertise include the following: gynecological problems, cancer surgery, and pectus excavatum. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Merianos takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars; Weill Cornell Medical Center Excellence in Teaching Award; and National Merit Scholarship. In addition to English, Dr. Merianos (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Circumcision, Esophagus Problems, Lung Problems, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dana Shani, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
178 East 85 Street; 4 Floor
New York City, NY
 

Dr. Dana Shani practices adult hematology and adult oncology. The average patient rating for Dr. Shani is 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shani graduated from Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Shani (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Romanian. She is professionally affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Dr. Elliot Michael Belenkov, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
178 E 85 Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Elliot Belenkov is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. Dr. Belenkov is conversant in Russian. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), and lung cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, and NYU Langone Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at Azerbaijan Medical University and performed his residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York. Patient reviews placed Dr. Belenkov at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Best Doctors For Cancer in USA Castle Connolly Best Doctors NY Magazine/Castle Connolly. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Lung Cancer, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma, Stomach Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Blood ... (Read more)

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Dr. Myron Eliot Schwartz, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Transplant Surgery
1425 Madison Avenue; Icahn (east) Building, Floor 4th Room 4-60
New York, NY
 

Dr. Myron Schwartz is a specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and transplant surgery. He works in New York, NY. Dr. Schwartz is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His areas of clinical interest consist of gallbladder cancer, liver cancer, and radiofrequency ablation. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Schwartz has received professional recognition including the following: Arthur Aufses, Sr., Prize in Surgery; Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society; and New York Super Doctors. Dr. Schwartz (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Sign Language, and Spanish. Dr. Schwartz welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Liver Transplant, Pancreatic Cancer, Radiofrequency Ablation

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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.