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We found 11 oncologists who accept Empire BlueCross BlueShield near West Nyack, NY.

Dr. Scott Walter Smilen, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Urogynecology
577 Chestnut Ridge Road
Woodcliff Lake, NJ
 

Dr. Scott Smilen's medical specialty is gynecologic oncology and urogynecology. In addition to English, he speaks Russian. These areas are among his clinical interests: rectocele (posterior prolapse), urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and bleeding. Dr. Smilen is affiliated with Valley Health System and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Smilen has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Cystocele, Incontinence, Bleeding, Fecal Incontinence, Surgical Procedures, Vaginal Hysterectomy, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Michael Forbes Wesson, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
111 North Highland Avenue
Nyack, NY
 

Dr. Michael Wesson's specialty is radiation oncology. His professional affiliations include Valley Health System and St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital - Cornwall. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. After attending the University of Virginia School of Medicine, Dr. Wesson completed his residency training at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Wesson has received professional recognition including the following: Bergen County Super Doctors.

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Dr. Robert John March, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
255 Fifth Avenue
Nyack, NY
 

Dr. Robert March's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology. Patient reviews placed Dr. March at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Helen Hayes Hospital, Nyack Hospital, and Summit Park Hospital-Rockland County Infirmary. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. March trained at James J. Peters VA Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2 Medical Park Drive; A Division of Integrated Medical
W. Nyack, NY
 

Dr. Shawn Zimberg sees patients in Plainview, NY, New Hyde Park, NY, and North Hills, NY. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital, Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center (Suffern, NY), and St. Francis Hospital. Dr. Zimberg is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Healthfirst. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

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Dr. James Kiefer Gerstley, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
111 N Highland Avenue
Nyack, NY
 

Dr. James Gerstley specializes in radiation oncology. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Fidelis, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Gerstley completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals and Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Nyack Hospital.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2 Medical Park Drive; A Division of Imp
West Nyack, NY
 

Dr. Raman Kaul practices radiation oncology in West Nyack, NY, Hartsdale, NY, and Bronx, NY. She accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Maulana Azad Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Buffalo General Hospital and Roswell Park Cancer Institute. In addition to English, Dr. Kaul (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Westchester Medical Center and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York.

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Dr. Robert Goldberg, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
10 Esquire Road; Suite #6
New City, NY
 

Dr. Robert Goldberg practices adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Goldberg is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a graduate of Beth Israel Medical Center's residency program. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Goldberg is affiliated with Westchester Medical Center, Helen Hayes Hospital, and Nyack Hospital.

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Dr. Anna Mathew, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
10 Esquire Road; Suite #6
New City, NY
 

Dr. Anna Mathew is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. She is affiliated with Nyack Hospital. After completing medical school at Andhra Medical College, Dr. Mathew performed her residency at Cabrini Medical Center. She takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Ezriel Diamond, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2 Medical Drive; A Division of Integrated
W . Nyack, NY
 

Dr. Ezriel Diamond works as a radiation oncologist in Plainview, NY, North Hills, NY, and Hauppauge, NY. His education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at Bellevue Hospital Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Diamond honors. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2 Medical Park Drive
West Nyack, NY
 

Dr. Jigna Jhaveri is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Elderplan, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Jhaveri (or staff) speaks Spanish, Italian, and Gujarati.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
6 Gel Court
Monsey, NY
 

Dr. Mark Levin is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Levin is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Fidelis, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Levin (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish.

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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.