We found 4 oncologists who accept Humana Gold near Bronx, NY.

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Dr. Edward M Wolin, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1521 Jarrett Place
Bronx, NY

Dr. Edward Wolin is a medical specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. After attending Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Wolin completed his residency training at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Rectal Problems, Colon Problems, Liver Disease, Lung Problems, Neuroendocrine Tumors, Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sharmila K Makhija, MD, MBA
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1300 Morris Park Avenue; Belfer Building, Room 502
Bronx, NY

Dr. Sharmila Makhija is a specialist in gynecologic oncology. She works in Bronx, NY. In her practice, Dr. Makhija focuses on cancer. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. Dr. Makhija has received professional recognition including the following: Atlanta Super Doctors. Her professional affiliations include Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Cancer

Dr. Peter D Cole, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
1225 Morris Park Avenue; Van Etten, Room 6a04d
Bronx, NY

Dr. Peter Cole is a pediatric hematologist and pediatric oncologist in Bronx, NY. Dr. Cole has indicated that his clinical interests include cancer. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Cole completed a residency program at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Cole is professionally affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Cancer

Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
1470 Madison Avenue; 3rd Floor
New York, NY

Dr. Jorge Gomez sees patients in New York, NY. His medical specialties are adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Fidelis. He attended medical school at the University of Caldas Faculty of Health Sciences. Dr. Gomez has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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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.
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