We found 7 medical oncologists who accept Healthfirst near Stony Brook, NY.

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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 works as an oncologist and medical oncologist in Stony Brook, NY and Northport, NY. After attending Wenzhou Medical College for medical school, Dr. Wu completed his residency training at Bridgeport Hospital. Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wu honors. Dr. Wu (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and French. He is professionally affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center and Stony Brook University Hospital.

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Dr. Alison Tami Stopeck, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3 Edmund Pellegrino Road
Stony Brook, NY

Dr. Alison Stopeck works as a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. She has a special interest in breast cancer. Dr. Stopeck is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. She trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Stopeck accepts several insurance carriers, including Healthfirst, Workers' Compensation, and Vytra.

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Clinical interests: Breast Cancer

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

Dr. Andrzej Kudelka works as a hospitalist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. After attending Medical University of Gdansk for medical school, Dr. Kudelka completed his residency training at Coney Island Hospital. His areas of expertise include ovarian cancer, thyroid cancer, and breast cancer. He is an in-network provider for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Cancer, Cervix Problems, Ovarian Cancer, Sarcoma, Neck Cancer, Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mahmut Yasar Celiker, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Medical Oncology, Pediatric Oncology
University Hospital; L5
Stony Brook, NY

Dr. Mahmut Celiker's areas of specialization are pediatric hematology, pediatric oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Stony Brook, NY and Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Celiker accepts Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Kings County Hospital Center. He is conversant in Turkish.

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

Dr. Harish Malhotra is an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. He honors Vytra, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at 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, Medical Oncology, Hematology
235 N Belle Mead Road
East Setauket, NY

Dr. Christi Kim is a specialist in legal medicine, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). Her average patient rating is 1.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kim include lung cancer, breast cancer, and lymphoma. She is an in-network provider for Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more. She attended St. George's University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center.

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

Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
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Stony Brook, NY

Dr. Amna Sher is an adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders) specialist in Stony Brook, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Sher include esophageal cancer, gallbladder cancer, and rectal cancer. Dr. Sher accepts several insurance carriers, including Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Fidelis, and HealthSmart. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Sher attended medical school at Fatima Jinnah Medical College for Women.

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Clinical interests: Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Gallbladder Cancer, ... (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.
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