We found 6 oncologists who accept Coventry Bronze HMO near Buffalo, NY.

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Nikhil Ishwar Khushalani MD, MBBS
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
Elm and Carlton Street
Buffalo, NY
 

Dr. Nikhil Khushalani is an adult oncology and medical oncology specialist. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Topiwala National Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College for residency. Dr. Khushalani is affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3085 Harlem Road; Suite 350
Cheektowaga, NY
 

Dr. David Cuthbert is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cuthbert include cancer. Dr. Cuthbert is affiliated with Catholic Health System. He is a graduate of Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Cuthbert accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cancer

Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
Elm and Carlton Street
Buffalo, NY
 

Dr. Marc Ernstoff is an oncologist and medical oncologist. His education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at Jacobi Medical Center. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Dhiren K. Shah MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3085 Harlem Road; Suite 200
Cheektowaga, NY
 

Dr. Dhiren Shah works as a radiation oncologist in Cheektowaga, NY, Cambria, NY, and Jamestown, NY. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Cooper University Hospital. His areas of expertise include cancer. Dr. Shah is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He is conversant in Gujarati. Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with Kaleida Health and Catholic Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cancer

Dr. Michael Duff M.D.
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3085 Harlem Road; Suite 200
Cheektowaga, NY
 

Dr. Michael Duff is a radiation oncology specialist. Dr. Duff's clinical interests include cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Kaleida Health and Catholic Health System. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Dr. Duff has an open panel. He graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and then he performed his residency at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview.

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Clinical interests: Cancer

Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Elm and Carlton Street
Buffalo, NY
 

Dr. Gregory Hare works as a radiation oncologist in Buffalo, NY. He attended medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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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