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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 is a pediatric surgery, general surgery, and oncology (cancer care) specialist. His clinical interests include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), groin hernia, and pyloric stenosis. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Dr. Shlasko graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Shlasko 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. He is affiliated with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Shlasko welcomes new patients.

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

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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 speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Nassau University Medical Center, Huntington Hospital, and Plainview Hospital. Dr. Schwartz is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schwartz takes. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Schwartz's office for an appointment.

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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 general surgeon, surgical oncologist, and intensive care specialist in Stony Brook, NY, New Hyde Park, NY, and Great Neck, NY. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Wang trained at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Wang's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wang honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Mandarin. He is affiliated with North Shore University Hospital, Huntington Hospital, and Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Wang has an open panel.

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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's areas of specialization are surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and colon & rectal surgery; he sees patients in Riverhead, NY, Smithtown, NY, and Babylon, NY. He studied medicine at Howard University College of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rivadeneira takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. His distinctions include: New York Super Doctors and Top Doctor, Castle Conollys. Dr. Rivadeneira (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. Dr. Rivadeneira's hospital/clinic affiliations include Syosset Hospital, Huntington Hospital, and Stony Brook University Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 specializes in radiation oncology. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, Dr. Valentine performed his residency at Boston Medical Center and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. His areas of expertise include the following: rectal cancer, lung cancer, and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). He is in-network for 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 Spanish and French. He is affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 works as an adult oncologist and medical oncologist in Stony Brook, NY and Katonah, NY. These areas are among his clinical interests: cervix problems, ovarian cancer, and thyroid cancer. Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kudelka accepts. Before completing his residency at Coney Island Hospital, Dr. Kudelka attended medical school at Medical University of Gdansk. 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 is a Stony Brook, NY physician who specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. In addition to English, Dr. Choi (or staff) speaks Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic. Dr. Choi has a special interest in bleeding disorders, colon cancer, and cancer prevention. He studied medicine at Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. Dr. Choi trained at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science for residency. HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Choi accepts.

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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's specialties are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Talamini trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Talamini's areas of expertise include the following: achalasia, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. The average patient rating for Dr. Talamini is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Talamini 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 is an adult hematologist and adult oncologist in New York, NY, New Hyde Park, NY, and Stony Brook, NY. These areas are among Dr. Schuster's clinical interests: chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), and bleeding disorders. He accepts Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Dartmouth Medical School, he completed his residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. His distinctions include: America's Top Doctors; New York Super Doctors; and Laurie Strauss Leukemia Foundation Award 1995,96. Dr. Schuster (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Mandarin, and Spanish. Dr. Schuster welcomes 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 is especially interested in cervix problems, ovarian cancer, and vaginal cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Healthfirst. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Dr. Pearl attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Pearl (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian.

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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 a hematologist and oncologist. His clinical interests include lung cancer, colon cancer, and breast cancer. Dr. Dacosta takes several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. He studied medicine at 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. Before completing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Ryu attended medical school at Kyungpook National University School of Medicine. He takes HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ryu 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. Joyce Varughese-Raju, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
3 Edmund Pellegrino Road
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Joyce Varughese-Raju works as a gynecologic oncologist in Bohemia, NY and Stony Brook, NY. Dr. Varughese-Raju's clinical interests include cervix problems, colposcopy, and cone biopsy (conization). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. She studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Her residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Varughese-Raju (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian.

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Clinical interests: Colposcopy, Cervix Problems, Gynecologic Cancer, HPV, Hysterectomy, Gynecologic Surgery, Cone ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Fitzgerald's areas of specialization are urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery); he sees patients in East Setauket, NY, Bohemia, NY, and Holbrook, NY. Dr. Fitzgerald (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and Khmer. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is professionally affiliated with Flushing Hospital Medical Center, Northport VA Medical Center, and Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University College Dublin (UCD) School of Medicine & Medical Science. Dr. Fitzgerald completed his residency training at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. He is in-network for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 practices oncology (cancer care) and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khan include hip replacement, cancer, and osteoarthritis. He 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. He 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. Dr. Wu is affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center and Stony Brook University Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. He attended medical school at Wenzhou Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Bridgeport Hospital. Dr. Wu (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and French.

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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.