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We found 56 oncologists who accept Medicaid near Stony Brook, NY.

Edward Shlasko - Memorial Sloan Kettering
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Oncology
101 Nicolls Road
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Edward Shlasko works as a pediatric surgeon, general surgeon, and oncologist. Dr. Shlasko's areas of expertise include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), groin hernia, and pyloric stenosis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and the University of Rochester Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Dr. Shlasko's practice is open to new patients. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for residency. His distinctions include: New York Super Doctors; Best Doctors in New York New York Magazine/Castle Connolly; and Arthur H. Aufses, Sr. Prize in Surgery The Mount Sinai Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Pyloric Stenosis, Colectomy, Hernia Surgery, Sarcoma, Laparoscopic Surgery, Adrenalectomy, Groin ... (Read more)

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Dr. John Hsiang-Yeou Wang, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Critical Care
Nicolls Road and Health Sciences Dr Intersection; Stony Brook University Hospital, Hsc T18-020
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. John Wang is a specialist in general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and critical care (intensive care medicine). He speaks Mandarin. He is affiliated with North Shore University Hospital, Huntington Hospital, and Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Wang's education and training includes medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wang takes. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. David Edward Rivadeneira, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
Stonybrook Surgical Associates, Stonybrook University Hospital; Suite 6 Level5
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. David Rivadeneira is a physician who specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and colon & rectal surgery. He studied medicine at Howard University College of Medicine. Dr. Rivadeneira's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rivadeneira has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors and Top Doctor, Castle Conollys. Dr. Rivadeneira (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. His professional affiliations include Syosset Hospital, Huntington Hospital, and Plainview Hospital. Dr. Rivadeneira welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Benjamin Michael Schwartz, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
118 North Country Boulevard
Port Jefferson, NY
 

Dr. Benjamin Schwartz is a gynecologic oncologist. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Schwartz's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Schwartz is professionally affiliated with Nassau University Medical Center, Huntington Hospital, and Plainview Hospital. Dr. Schwartz is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Edward Scott Valentine, MBA, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Department of Radiation Oncology; Stony Brook University Medical Center
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Edward Valentine is a radiation oncology specialist. He attended New York Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Boston Medical Center and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Valentine include rectal cancer, lung cancer, and stereotactic radiosurgery. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Valentine has received the distinction of "Best Practice" with regard to Consult Notes - JCAHO Inspection - Southside Hospital - Bay Shore, NY. Dr. Valentine (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. He is affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Breast Issues, Brain Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Skin Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Radiation ... (Read more)

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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 cervix problems, ovarian cancer, and thyroid cancer. Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kudelka honors. He studied medicine at Medical University of Gdansk. For his professional training, Dr. Kudelka completed a residency program at Coney Island Hospital. In addition to English, he 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. Minsig Choi, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
3 Edmund Pellegrino Road
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Minsig Choi works as a hematologist and oncologist. He is especially interested in bleeding disorders, colon cancer, and cancer prevention. He is an in-network provider for HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Choi obtained his medical school training at Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation and performed his residency at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. Dr. Choi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic.

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

Dr. Mark Adams Talamini, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
Hst 19 020
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Mark Talamini is a general surgeon and cancer surgeon. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Talamini include achalasia, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Talamini accepts HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Talamini trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Achalasia, Appendicitis, Ulcerative Colitis, Colitis, Hernia Surgery, Gallstones, Small Intestine ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Walter Schuster, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
100 Nicolls Road
Z-8183, NY
 

Dr. Michael Schuster practices adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Schuster (or staff) speaks Urdu, Mandarin, and Spanish. His areas of expertise include chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), and bleeding disorders. Dr. Schuster attended Dartmouth Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Schuster is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Schuster include: America's Top Doctors; New York Super Doctors; and Laurie Strauss Leukemia Foundation Award 1995,96. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Leukemia, Bone Marrow Transplant, Stem Cell Transplant, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Lymphoma, Multiple ... (Read more)

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Dr. Michael Loran Pearl, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
Division of Gynecologic Oncology; Hsc - T9-065
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Michael Pearl's area of specialization is gynecologic oncology. Dr. Pearl (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. Dr. Pearl's areas of expertise consist of cervix problems, ovarian cancer, and vaginal cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Cervix Problems, Vulvar Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, Ovarian Disease, Cancer, Uterine Problems, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Noshir Anthony Dacosta, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
181 N. Belle Meade Road
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Noshir Dacosta is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung cancer, colon cancer, and breast cancer. He accepts Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dacosta graduated from Seth G.S. Medical College.

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

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Dr. Samuel Ryu, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
101 Nicolls Road; Levle 2 Radiation Oncology
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Samuel Ryu practices radiation oncology. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst. After attending Kyungpook National University School of Medicine, Dr. Ryu completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Ryu (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Korean, and Spanish.

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Dr. John Patrick Fitzgerald, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
3 Edmund Pellegrino Road
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. John Fitzgerald is an urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist in East Setauket, NY, Bohemia, NY, and Holbrook, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Fitzgerald include bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fitzgerald takes. He is a graduate of the University College Dublin (UCD) School of Medicine & Medical Science and a graduate of Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Fitzgerald (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Khmer. Dr. Fitzgerald's professional affiliations include Flushing Hospital Medical Center, Northport VA Medical Center, and Jamaica Hospital Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Bladder Cancer, Pheochromocytoma, Penile Cancer, Urinary Incontinence, Erectile ... (Read more)

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Dr. Fazel A Khan, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3 Edmund Pellegrino Road
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Fazel Khan specializes in oncology (cancer care) and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in East Setauket, NY and Stony Brook, NY. In his practice, he is particularly interested in hip replacement, cancer, and osteoarthritis. Dr. Khan accepts Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University and performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. In addition to English, Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Arabic, and Sign Language. Dr. Khan is affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Bone Problems, Total Knee Replacement, Soft Tissue Tumor, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (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 medical specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northport VA Medical Center and Stony Brook University Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Wu obtained his medical school training at Wenzhou Medical College and performed his residency at Bridgeport Hospital. Dr. Wu (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and French.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
235 North Belle Meade Road
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Edward Samuel, who practices in East Setauket, NY, Patchogue, NY, and Smithtown, NY, is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Samuel include cancer and blood disorders. Dr. Samuel's professional affiliations include St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY) and St. Catherine of Siena Hospital. Dr. Samuel accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Fidelis, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Duke University Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders, Cancer

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What is Oncology?

An oncologist is a physician who is concerned with the treatment of tumors and cancers. Cancer is when cells in the human body grow in an abnormal or out-of-control way. The goal of oncology is to cure a patient’s cancer, or, if the cancer is incurable, to control the cancer and reduce the symptoms for as long as possible.

Oncologists have several roles in their interaction with patients. They diagnose cancer and determine what stage the cancer is in, or to what extent the cancer has grown. They explain the diagnosis and stage to the patient, and they recommend treatment and deliver care. During treatment, oncologists are responsible for maintaining quality of life for their patients by reducing pain and side effects from medications.

There are three main types of oncologists:
  • Medical Oncologists specialize in the use of medications, especially chemotherapy, to kill cancer cells. In some areas, the term “medical oncologist” refers to the oncologist who is overall in charge of making decisions about a patient’s treatment.
  • Surgical Oncologists specialize in surgical treatments for cancer, such as biopsies (where small tissue samples are taken and examined), or surgical removal of tumors and surrounding tissue.
  • Radiation Oncologists specialize in the use of radiation (a kind of high powered x-ray) to kill cancer.

The American Society of Clinical Oncology also recognizes the subspecialties of Gynecological Oncology, which focuses on cancers of the female reproductive tract, and Pediatric Oncology, which deals with cancers that are most common in childhood.

In the United States, nearly one-half of all men and one-third of all women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes. It is an unfortunately common disease that can sometimes be life-threatening. Oncologists provide care to millions of people facing that diagnosis every year.