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We found 117 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 areas of specialization are oncology (cancer care) and pediatric neurosurgery; he sees patients in New York, NY and White Plains, NY. His areas of expertise include spinal cord tumor, second opinions, and spasticity. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Cornell Medicine. After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Greenfield performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Greenfield honors Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Greenfield include: 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. He has an open panel.

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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 works as an oncologist and neurosurgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kaplitt include tremors, parkinson's disease, and spasticity. Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kaplitt takes. Dr. Kaplitt obtained his medical school training at Weill Cornell Medical College and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kaplitt include: 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. Dr. Kaplitt's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Cornell Medicine. He has an open panel.

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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's areas of specialization are vascular neurology and oncology (cancer care). These areas are among his clinical interests: ischemic stroke, vasculitis, and vascular malformations. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Navi honors. 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. His distinctions 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 the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Cornell Medicine. He is accepting new patients.

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

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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 is an adult oncology and medical oncology specialist in New York, NY. Dr. Shah's patients gave Dr. Shah an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Shah include esophageal cancer, immunotherapy, and stomach cancer. Dr. Shah is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. Dr. Shah graduated from Harvard Medical School. For Dr. Shah's residency, Dr. Shah trained at Duke University Hospital. Dr. Shah has received distinctions including ASCO Career Development Award; CTEP Translational Research Initiative Award; and CALGB Investigator Award. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Sign Language, and Spanish. Dr. Shah is professionally 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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Praveen Raju - Memorial Sloan Kettering
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Oncology
525 E 68th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Praveen Raju specializes in pediatric neurology and oncology (cancer care). Dr. Raju's clinical interests encompass neurological disorders. He is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Weill Cornell Medicine. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Amerigroup, and United Healthcare Compass. He is open to new patients. Dr. Raju attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center for residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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 Spanish, Cantonese, and Hindi.

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

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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. Dr. Shani (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and Romanian. She is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Shani is a graduate of Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shani takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She is open to new patients.

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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 New York, NY physician who specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and pediatric thoracic surgery. Dr. Spigland has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her areas of expertise consist of inflammatory bowel disease, neonatal surgery, and laparoscopic surgery. She honors Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from New York Medical College. Dr. Spigland trained at Lenox Hill Hospital for her residency. 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. She is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Neonatal Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Esophagus Problems, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Minimally ... (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 an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: immunotherapy, waldenstrom macroglobulinemia, and chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). He honors Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Martin graduated from the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with McGill University. Dr. Martin 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) is conversant in Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic. He is 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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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 an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. His areas of expertise include leukemia, lymphoma, and bone marrow transplant. Dr. Besien honors Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Catholic University of Louvain (UCL) Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and KU Leuven Faculty of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: 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. 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 practices general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and pediatric thoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Steigman include cancer surgery, lung surgery, and abnormal prenatal diagnosis. He honors Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Steigman's education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 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 Hebrew and Spanish. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Steigman is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

Dr. Demetri J Merianos, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Pediatric Thoracic Surgery, Pediatric Head and Neck Surgery
520 East 70th Street L718
New York, NY
 

Dr. Demetri Merianos' specialties are surgical oncology (cancer surgery), pediatric thoracic surgery, and pediatric head and neck surgery. He practices in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Merianos include gynecological problems, cancer surgery, and pectus excavatum. He is in-network for Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars; Weill Cornell Medical Center Excellence in Teaching Award; and National Merit Scholarship. Dr. Merianos (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. He is affiliated with 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. James Bruce Bussel, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
525 E 68th Street; # P-695
New York, NY
 

Dr. James Bussel is a specialist in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. He works in New York, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Bussel include idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), cancer, and iron deficiency anemia. Dr. Bussel is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. Dr. Bussel attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center for residency. 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. Bussel (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and French.

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Clinical interests: Platelet Disorders, Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, Immunodeficiency, Iron Deficiency Anemia, ... (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 is a gynecologic oncology, radiation oncology, and urologic oncology specialist in New York, NY and Flushing, NY. These areas are among his clinical interests: brachytherapy (seed implants), breast cancer, and thoracic cancer. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Nori takes Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Osmania University and Kurnool Medical College. His distinctions include: New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. Dr. Nori (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Mandarin, and Spanish.

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

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 specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, rectal cancer, and lung cancer. Dr. Arena is professionally affiliated with Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset, and NYU Langone Medical Center. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Arena honors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After attending Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school, Dr. Arena completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He is conversant in Polish.

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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. Ok Kyong Kyong Chaekal, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
934 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Ok-Kyong Chaekal's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; she sees patients in New York, NY, Brooklyn, NY, and 170 William Street, NY. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise consist of breast cancer and solid tumor. Dr. Chaekal is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. She takes Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chaekal attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Chaekal (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Korean, and Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Solid Tumor, Breast Cancer

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

Dr. George Tsioulias is a medical specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Tsioulias attended The University of Tokyo Faculty of Medicine and the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital for residency. His clinical interests include colon polypectomy, lymphoscintigraphy scan (sentinel lymph node imaging), and small bowel resection. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, POMCO, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. In addition to English, 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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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.