We found 6 medical oncologists who accept Healthfirst near Stony Brook, NY.

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

Dr. Andrzej Kudelka's medical specialty is adult oncology and medical oncology. Dr. Kudelka's clinical interests include ovarian cancer, thyroid cancer, and breast cancer. He is in-network for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Medical University of Gdansk. He trained at Coney Island Hospital for his residency. 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)

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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 is a specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. He works in Stony Brook, NY and Northport, NY. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Healthfirst, and more. Dr. Wu graduated from Wenzhou Medical College and then he performed his residency at Bridgeport Hospital. Dr. Wu (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and French. Dr. Wu is affiliated with 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 practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Before completing her residency at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, Dr. Zhang attended medical school at Capital Medical University and Peking Union Medical College. Dr. Zhang's areas of expertise include cancer, cancer prevention, and clinical trials. She is an in-network provider for HealthSmart, Viant, Healthfirst, and more. She has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. Dr. Zhang (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Harish Malhotra is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is a graduate of Maulana Azad Medical College. Dr. Malhotra is an in-network provider for Vytra, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Malhotra (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Malhotra is professionally 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's areas of specialization are legal medicine, adult hematology, and adult oncology. Her areas of expertise include lung cancer, breast cancer, and lymphoma. She attended St. George's University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center for residency. Patients gave Dr. Kim an average rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kim honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Healthfirst.

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

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
Hsc T15 040
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Amna Sher's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sher include esophageal cancer, gallbladder cancer, and rectal cancer. Dr. Sher takes several insurance carriers, including HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst. She is a graduate of Fatima Jinnah Medical College for Women. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center.

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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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