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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, who practices in Stony Brook, NY and Katonah, NY, is a medical specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. These areas are among Dr. Kudelka's clinical interests: cervix problems, ovarian cancer, and thyroid cancer. He takes several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. His education and training includes medical school at Medical University of Gdansk and residency at Coney Island Hospital. Dr. Kudelka speaks Spanish.

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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 works as an adult oncologist and medical oncologist. Dr. Wu (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and French. He is affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center and Stony Brook University Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Wenzhou Medical College and residency at Bridgeport Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY) and St. Catherine of Siena Hospital. Dr. Malhotra is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Vytra, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He graduated from Maulana Azad Medical College. Dr. Malhotra (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi.

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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 physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She obtained her medical school training at Capital Medical University and Peking Union Medical College and performed her residency at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Zhang include colon cancer, cancer prevention, and clinical trials. She takes HealthSmart, Viant, Healthfirst, and more. She has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. Dr. Zhang (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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 Legal Medicine, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
235 N Belle Mead Road
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Christi Kim specializes in legal medicine, adult hematology, and adult oncology and practices in East Setauket, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kim include lung cancer, colon cancer, and breast cancer. She has received a 1.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kim accepts. She attended St. George's University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center for residency.

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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.