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 areas of specialization are gynecologic oncology and urogynecology. Dr. Smilen's areas of expertise include the following: rectocele (posterior prolapse), urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and bleeding. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smilen takes. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Smilen speaks Russian. He is affiliated with Valley Health System and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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

Dr. Michael Wesson specializes in radiation oncology. He is affiliated with Valley Health System and St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital - Cornwall. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. Wesson attended medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: 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 specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. In addition to English, Dr. March speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Helen Hayes Hospital, Nyack Hospital, and Summit Park Hospital-Rockland County Infirmary. His education and training includes medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and residency at James J. Peters VA Medical Center. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. March takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield.

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

Dr. Shawn Zimberg's medical specialty is radiation oncology. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital, Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center (Suffern, NY), and St. Francis Hospital. Dr. Zimberg is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Healthfirst. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. He trained at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center for his residency.

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

Dr. James Gerstley works as a radiation oncologist. Before completing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Gerstley attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Fidelis. Dr. Gerstley is professionally affiliated with Nyack Hospital.

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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 is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He works in New City, NY. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Westchester Medical Center, Helen Hayes Hospital, and Nyack Hospital. Dr. Goldberg is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Goldberg trained at Beth Israel Medical Center for his residency. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goldberg honors.

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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 hematologist and oncologist in New City, NY and Pomona, NY. Dr. Mathew attended Andhra Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Cabrini Medical Center. She honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. She 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's medical specialty is radiation oncology. She takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kaul attended medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College. Her medical residency was performed at Buffalo General Hospital and Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Dr. Kaul (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Westchester Medical Center and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York.

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

Dr. Ezriel Diamond practices radiation oncology in Plainview, NY, North Hills, NY, and Hauppauge, NY. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Coventry, and more. Before completing his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center, Dr. Diamond attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. 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 works as a radiation oncologist in Hauppauge, NY, North Hills, NY, and Plainveiw, NY. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Elderplan, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Jhaveri studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Jhaveri (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Italian, and Gujarati.

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

Dr. Mark Levin's medical specialty is adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Levin graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Fidelis, as well as other insurance carriers. 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.