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

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

Dr. Stuart Feldman works as an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. He accepts Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, POMCO, and more. After completing medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Feldman is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, White Plains Hospital, and WESTMED Medical Group. Dr. Feldman is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Julie Monroe specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Monroe (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Greek, and French. Dr. Monroe is affiliated with White Plains Hospital, WESTMED Medical Group, and Greenwich Hospital. 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. She honors Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, POMCO, and more. Dr. Monroe's practice is open to new patients.

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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 an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in coagulation disorders. Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weissler honors. Dr. Weissler obtained his medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with White Plains Hospital, WESTMED Medical Group, and Greenwich Hospital. Dr. Weissler welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Coagulation Disorders

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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include White Plains Hospital, WESTMED Medical Group, and Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH). Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Feldman attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school. He is an in-network provider for Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Daniel Petrylak's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Petrylak (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Russian. His areas of clinical interest consist of 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, Dr. Petrylak performed his residency at Jacobi Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), and ConnectiCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Petrylak is open to new patients.

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

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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.
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