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

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Dr. Edward M. Wolin M.D.
Specializes in Other, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
average rating 3.9 stars (5 ratings)
1521 Jarrett Place
Bronx, NY

Dr. Edward Wolin's specialties are adult oncology and medical oncology. Dr. Wolin is rated highly by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wolin honors. He attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Wolin trained at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. He is professionally affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

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Sharmila Makhija MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1300 Morris Park Avenue; Belfer Building, Room 502, Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
Bronx, NY

Dr. Sharmila Makhija is a medical specialist in gynecologic oncology. She is especially interested in cancer. Her professional affiliations include Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Makhija accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Makhija obtained her medical school training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. She has received professional recognition including the following: Atlanta Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Cancer

Dr. Peter D. Cole MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
1225 Morris Park Avenue; Van Etten, Room 6a04d
Bronx, NY

Dr. Peter Cole practices pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology in Bronx, NY. After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, he performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Cole has a special interest in cancer. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cole is 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 is a New York, NY physician who specializes in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, Fidelis, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Caldas Faculty of Health Sciences. Dr. Gomez has received the following distinction: South Florida Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital. He welcomes 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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