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We found 5 medical oncologists who accept Great-West Healthcare near Rye, NY.

Dr. Stuart Paul Feldman, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1 Theall Road
Rye, NY
 

Dr. Stuart Feldman's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is affiliated with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, White Plains Hospital, and WESTMED Medical Group. Dr. Feldman accepts several insurance carriers, including Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, and POMCO. He is open to new patients. He attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Feldman trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Feldman is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Platelet Disorders, Tumor, Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Julie Ann Monroe, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1 Theall Road
Rye, NY
 

Dr. Julie Monroe is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. Dr. Monroe is in-network for Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, POMCO, and more. After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, she performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Monroe (or staff) speaks Spanish, Greek, and French. Dr. Monroe's professional affiliations include White Plains Hospital, WESTMED Medical Group, and Greenwich Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Dr. Matthew Seth Weissler, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1 Theall Road
Rye, NY
 

Dr. Matthew Weissler is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include coagulation disorders. Dr. Weissler's hospital/clinic affiliations include White Plains Hospital, WESTMED Medical Group, and Greenwich Hospital. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Weissler trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Weissler takes Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, POMCO, and more. Dr. Weissler has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Coagulation Disorders

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
77 Lafayette Place; Suite 301
Greenwich, CT
 

Dr. Daniel Petrylak's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Petrylak (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Russian. He has a special interest in bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. After completing medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Jacobi Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Petrylak is 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), and ConnectiCare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Petrylak honors. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Petrylak's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Testicular Cancer, Prostate Cancer

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Dr. Jarett L Feldman, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1 Theall Road
Rye, NY
 

Dr. Jarett Feldman is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Feldman obtained his medical school training at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He honors Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, POMCO, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include White Plains Hospital, WESTMED Medical Group, and Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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.