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We found 118 oncologists who accept Medicare Advantage near Rego Park, NY.

Jeffrey P. Greenfield - Memorial Sloan Kettering
Specializes in Oncology, Pediatric Neurosurgery
525 East 68th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jeffrey Greenfield's specialties are oncology (cancer care) and pediatric neurosurgery. Dr. Greenfield attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: spinal cord tumor, second opinions, and spasticity. He accepts Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Attending Teaching Award, House Staff, Weill Cornell Medical College; Distinguished House Staff Award, New York Weill Cornell Medical Center Alumni Council; and Shulman Award for Outstanding Resident Presentation, National Pediatric Section, AANS. Dr. Greenfield's professional affiliations include Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Cornell Medicine. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Second Opinions, Tumor, Neuroendoscopy, Minimally Invasive Spinal Fusion, Hydrocephalus, Spina ... (Read more)

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Michael G. Kaplitt - Memorial Sloan Kettering
Specializes in Oncology, Neurosurgery
525 East 68th Street, Suite 651; Box 99
New York, NY
 

Dr. Michael Kaplitt is a specialist in oncology (cancer care) and neurosurgery. After attending Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school, Dr. Kaplitt completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. These areas are among his clinical interests: tremors, parkinson's disease, and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). He is an in-network provider for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. Dr. Kaplitt (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and French. His professional affiliations include Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Cornell Medicine. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hydrocephalus, Epilepsy Surgery, Parkinson's Disease, Surgical Procedures, Neurosurgical ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Babak Navi is a vascular neurology and oncology (cancer care) specialist in New York, NY. On average, patients gave Dr. Navi a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass ischemic stroke, vasculitis, and vascular malformations. He honors Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Navi completed residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He has received the following distinctions: 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 the following languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish. Dr. Navi is affiliated with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Cornell Medicine. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 is a New York, NY physician who specializes in pediatric neurology and oncology (cancer care). Dr. Raju is especially interested in neurological disorders. He accepts Coresource, Amerigroup, and United Healthcare Compass, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center for residency. 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. Dr. Raju (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Cantonese, and Hindi. His professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Weill Cornell Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Headache, Cognitive Problems, Neuropathy, Neurological Disorders, Seizures

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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's areas of specialization are adult oncology and medical oncology; dr. Manish Shah sees patients in New York, NY. These areas are among Dr. Shah's clinical interests: esophageal cancer, immunotherapy, and stomach cancer. Patients gave Dr. Shah an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shah accepts Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. Dr. Shah attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at Duke University Hospital for residency. 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 foreign languages: Hebrew, Sign Language, and Spanish. Dr. Shah is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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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 is a specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and pediatric thoracic surgery. She works in New York, NY. Dr. Spigland (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Korean, and Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Spigland include inflammatory bowel disease, neonatal surgery, and laparoscopic surgery. Her professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and Weill Cornell Medicine. She attended New York Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Lenox Hill Hospital. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Spigland takes Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her distinctions 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.

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Clinical interests: Neonatal Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Esophagus Problems, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Minimally ... (Read more)

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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, who practices in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY, is a medical specialist in general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and pediatric thoracic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Steigman (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. His clinical interests include cancer surgery, lung surgery, and abnormal prenatal diagnosis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and Weill Cornell Medicine. His education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Steigman has received the following distinctions: 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. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Neonatal Surgery, Circumcision, Esophagus Problems, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery ... (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 sees patients in New York, NY. Her medical specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Shani attended medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Shani (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Romanian. Dr. Shani is professionally affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Dr. Koen W. Van Van Besien, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
520 East 70th Street; Starr Pavilion, 3rd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Koen Besien is a New York, NY physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. These areas are among Dr. Besien's clinical interests: leukemia, lymphoma, and bone marrow transplant. He is an in-network provider for 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 One of America's Top Doctors. Dr. Besien is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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

Dr. George Steven Hagopian, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
79-01 Broadway
Elmhurst, NY
 

Dr. George Hagopian is a specialist in gynecologic oncology. Dr. George Hagopian works in Sleepy Hollow, NY, New York, NY, and Cornwall, NY. Dr. Hagopian is affiliated with Queens Hospital Center. Dr. Hagopian honors Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hagopian's practice is open to new patients. Dr. Hagopian obtained Dr. Hagopian's medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed Dr. Hagopian's residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Hagopian's distinctions include: Prentis Scholarship and Diamond Award in Obstetrics. Dr. Hagopian offers interpreting services for Dr. Hagopian's patients.

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Dr. Francis P Arena, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
Nyu Langone Arena Oncology, 157-02 Cross Bay Boulevard; Suite 204
Queens, NY
 

Dr. Francis Arena is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, rectal cancer, and lung cancer. Patient ratings for Dr. Arena average 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Arena attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. He speaks Polish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset, and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Leukemia, Soft Tissue Problems, Lung ... (Read more)

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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 specializes in gynecologic oncology, radiation oncology, and urologic oncology. In addition to English, Dr. Nori (or staff) speaks Urdu, Mandarin, and Spanish. In his practice, he is particularly interested in brachytherapy (seed implants), breast cancer, and thoracic cancer. His professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Nori attended medical school at Osmania University and Kurnool Medical College. He accepts Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors.

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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 is a cancer surgeon. He attended medical school at The University of Tokyo Faculty of Medicine and the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine. He trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital for residency. Dr. Tsioulias's clinical interests include colon polypectomy, lymphoscintigraphy scan (sentinel lymph node imaging), and small bowel resection. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, POMCO, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tsioulias honors. Dr. Tsioulias (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Japanese, and Greek. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, Lenox Hill Hospital, and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. He is open to new patients.

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

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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 specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Belenkov's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include 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 accepts Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Belenkov's practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Azerbaijan Medical University and a graduate of Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York's residency program. Dr. Belenkov has received professional recognition including the following: Best Doctors For Cancer in USA Castle Connolly Best Doctors NY Magazine/Castle Connolly. He is conversant in Russian.

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

Dr. Umut Sarpel is a surgical oncologist in Suite 7a, NY, New York, NY, and Brooklyn, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sarpel include esophageal cancer, gallbladder cancer, and rectal cancer. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She is open to new patients. She graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Sarpel has received professional recognition including the following: 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) is conversant in 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. Peter Martin, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
520 E 70th Street; Starr 341
New York, NY
 

Dr. Peter Martin is a New York, NY physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. After attending the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school, Dr. Martin completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with McGill University. His areas of expertise include immunotherapy, waldenstrom macroglobulinemia, and chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. He has received the following distinctions: Alliance Scholar Award, Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology Super Doctors Rising Star; New York Rising Stars; and Dr. Ronald Oakley Prize in Anatomy. Dr. Martin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic. Dr. Martin is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Immunotherapy, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Lymphoma, Mantle Cell Lymphoma, ... (Read more)

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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.