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 specializes in pediatric surgery, general surgery, and oncology (cancer care). Areas of expertise for Dr. Shlasko include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), groin hernia, and pyloric stenosis. Dr. Shlasko's professional affiliations include Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and Mount Sinai Medical Center. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Shlasko studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his residency, Dr. Shlasko trained at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Shlasko has received professional recognition including the following: 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: Rhabdomyosarcoma, Pyloric Stenosis, Colectomy, Hernia Surgery, Sarcoma, Laparoscopic ... (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 attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Schwartz's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schwartz takes. Dr. Schwartz has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Nassau University Medical Center, Huntington Hospital, and Plainview Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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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 intensivist in Stony Brook, NY, New Hyde Park, NY, and Great Neck, NY. Patients rated Dr. Wang highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include North Shore University Hospital, Huntington Hospital, and Lenox Hill Hospital. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Wang welcomes new patients. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. He is conversant in Mandarin.

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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 adult oncologist. He is especially interested in bleeding disorders, colon cancer, and cancer prevention. Dr. Choi is an in-network provider for HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation and a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science's residency program. Dr. Choi (or staff) speaks the following 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. 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 surgical oncologist and colon and rectal surgeon in Riverhead, NY, Smithtown, NY, and Babylon, NY. Dr. Rivadeneira graduated from Howard University College of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Rivadeneira average 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rivadeneira has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors and Top Doctor, Castle Conollys. Dr. Rivadeneira (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Syosset Hospital, Huntington Hospital, and Stony Brook University Hospital. Dr. Rivadeneira is open to 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 in Stony Brook, NY. His clinical interests include rectal cancer, lung cancer, and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). Dr. Valentine accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, he performed his residency at Boston Medical Center and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He has received the following distinction: "Best Practice" with regard to Consult Notes - JCAHO Inspection - Southside Hospital - Bay Shore, NY. Dr. Valentine (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. He is affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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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. Before completing his residency at Coney Island Hospital, Dr. Kudelka attended medical school at Medical University of Gdansk. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kudelka include cervix problems, ovarian cancer, and thyroid cancer. He is in-network for Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more. 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. Mark Adams Talamini, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
Hst 19 020
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Mark Talamini is a general surgeon and surgical oncologist. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Talamini's areas of expertise include the following: achalasia, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He honors several insurance carriers, including HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst. He attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Talamini trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. 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, Fundoplication, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Pearl works as a gynecologic oncologist in Stony Brook, NY. He is especially interested in cervix problems, ovarian cancer, and vaginal cancer. Dr. Pearl is affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Healthfirst, and more. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California. Dr. Pearl (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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. Michael Walter Schuster, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
100 Nicolls Road
Z-8183, NY
 

Dr. Michael Schuster is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schuster include chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), and bleeding disorders. Dr. Schuster accepts Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Dartmouth Medical School and residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: America's Top Doctors; New York Super Doctors; and Laurie Strauss Leukemia Foundation Award 1995,96. Dr. Schuster (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Mandarin, and Spanish. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Myelodysplastic Syndromes, Leukemia, Bone Marrow Transplant, Stem Cell Transplant, Chronic Myeloid ... (Read more)

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Dr. Richard Carmine Ancona, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology, General Pediatrics
300 Middle Country Road; Suite 5
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Richard Ancona works as a pediatric hematologist, pediatric oncologist, and pediatrician in Smithtown, NY. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ancona attended medical school at the University of Bonn Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Ancona trained at Long Island College Hospital. Dr. Ancona (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: German and Italian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's & Women's Physicians of Westchester (CWPW), LLP and Stony Brook University Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders, Cancer

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Dr. Mahmut Yasar Celiker, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Medical Oncology, Pediatric Oncology
University Hospital; L5
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Mahmut Celiker's medical specialty is pediatric hematology, pediatric oncology, and medical oncology. He honors Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Fidelis, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Kings County Hospital Center, Dr. Celiker attended Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He is conversant in Turkish.

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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 is a radiation oncology specialist. He is in-network for HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Kyungpook National University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Ryu has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Ryu (or staff) speaks the following 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 is a gynecologic oncologist. These areas are among Dr. Varughese-Raju's clinical interests: cervix problems, colposcopy, and cone biopsy (conization). She takes Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Varughese-Raju attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. Dr. Varughese-Raju (or staff) is conversant in 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 practices urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) in East Setauket, NY, Bohemia, NY, and Holbrook, NY. He studied medicine at the University College Dublin (UCD) School of Medicine & Medical Science. Dr. Fitzgerald trained at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Fitzgerald honors several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. In addition to English, Dr. Fitzgerald (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Khmer. He is professionally affiliated with 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 is a specialist in oncology (cancer care) and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in East Setauket, NY and Stony Brook, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Khan include hip replacement, cancer, and osteoarthritis. He accepts Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Khan attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University. 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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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.