We found 7 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 specializes in adult oncology and medical oncology. Dr. Kudelka attended Medical University of Gdansk and then went on to complete his residency at Coney Island Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: ovarian cancer, thyroid cancer, and breast cancer. He accepts Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kudelka 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. Dr. Wu graduated from Wenzhou Medical College and then he performed his residency at Bridgeport Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Wu (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; she sees patients in Stony Brook, NY and Sonty Brook, NY. Dr. Stopeck's areas of expertise include breast cancer. She attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. She is in-network for Healthfirst, TRICARE, and Workers' Compensation, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Breast Cancer

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 specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Zhang 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. Her areas of expertise consist of cancer, cancer prevention, and clinical trials. She is in-network for HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Zhang (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Christi Kim's specialties are legal medicine, adult hematology, and adult oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kim include lung cancer, breast cancer, and lymphoma. She has received a 1.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Kim honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Healthfirst, and more. She graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center.

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

Dr. Harish Malhotra is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Malhotra is affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY) and St. Catherine of Siena Hospital. He is in-network for Vytra, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Maulana Azad Medical College. Dr. Malhotra (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi.

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

Dr. Amna Sher is a Stony Brook, NY physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Sher's clinical interests include esophageal cancer, gallbladder cancer, and rectal cancer. She attended Fatima Jinnah Medical College for Women for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center for residency. She is in-network for HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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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