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We found 5 medical oncologists who accept Healthfirst near Stony Brook, NY.

Dr. Andrzej Piotr Kudelka, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3 Pellegrino Road; Z8151
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Andrzej Kudelka works as an adult oncologist and medical oncologist. In addition to English, Dr. Kudelka speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kudelka include cervix problems, ovarian cancer, and thyroid cancer. He studied medicine at Medical University of Gdansk. He trained at Coney Island Hospital for his residency. Dr. Kudelka honors several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Cancer, Cervix Problems, Ovarian Cancer, Sarcoma, Cancer, Breast Cancer, Melanoma, Uterine ... (Read more)

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Dr. Shenhong Wu, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
University Hospital; L5 Suite 1
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Shenhong Wu practices adult oncology and medical oncology. He attended medical school at Wenzhou Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Wu completed a residency program at Bridgeport Hospital. Dr. Wu is an in-network provider for Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Wu (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and French. His professional affiliations include Northport VA Medical Center and Stony Brook University Hospital.

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Dr. Yue Zhang, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3 Edmund D Pellegrino Road, Hsc Level 15; Room 40
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Yue Zhang is a Stony Brook, NY physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She attended Capital Medical University and Peking Union Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System for residency. Dr. Zhang's areas of expertise include the following: colon cancer, cancer prevention, and clinical trials. HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zhang honors. She has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Zhang (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Clinical Trials, Cancer Prevention, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Blood Disorders, Cancer

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
235 N. Belle Mead Road
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Harish Malhotra's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He takes Vytra, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Malhotra graduated from Maulana Azad Medical College. Dr. Malhotra (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. He is affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY) and St. Catherine of Siena Hospital.

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Specializes in Legal Medicine, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
235 N Belle Mead Road
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Christi Kim is a specialist in legal medicine, adult hematology, and adult oncology. She works in East Setauket, NY. She has received a 1.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Kim include lung cancer, colon cancer, and breast cancer. She accepts Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Kim completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Clinical Trials, Bone Marrow Biopsy, Bone Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Blood ... (Read more)

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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.