• Dr referral @ Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

    Asked by peachpoppy on Friday, August 18, 2017

    Dr referral @ Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

    I'm moving from Michigan to New York (Westchester) at the end of this month and am anxious about switching doctors. I'm wondering if anyone has an oncologist they like at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Thanks!

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    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      I was treated for b.c. at MSKCC, but it was in Manhattan, not Westchester, and it was 18 years ago. I'm writing just to wish you luck. I'd be pretty sure you'll get a great oncologist there. I loved my breast surgeon and liked my oncologist, but she, unlike the surgeon, was on the reserved side, and I'd have preferred a slightly warmer oncologist. Anyway, best to you, and I hope another New Yorker responds here.

      3 months ago
    • Ritasuzi's Avatar
      Ritasuzi

      Welcome to Westchester. I've been treated for breast cancer for 18 years. The last 4 for stage four. My doctors are connected to Montefiore Medical Center ( Einstein School of Medicine). I did not want to travel to Manhattan for treatment. There are many great doctors in Westchester especially since the top Manhattan hospitals have opened satellite facilities. I don't like to recommend doctors because everyone is different. Search the hospital internet site, read up on the credentials of their doctors.
      Good luck to you with your move. I hope you love it here as much as I do.

      3 months ago
    • BarbarainBham's Avatar
      BarbarainBham

      Peachpoppy, be sure and ask your current doctor(s) for a recommendation. They often know, or know of, the doctors at the leading institutions from their publications or from meeting at conventions or even as students.

      3 months ago
    • peachpoppy's Avatar
      peachpoppy

      @Carool it seems that a lot of the hospitals have Westchester satellite locations now, although some not very big, which has made the search even more difficult. But I agree with you that I'll find great drs there.

      @Ritasuzi & @BarbarainBham Montifiore was also on the list of reccos from my current oncologist and I'm considering there as well. One huge plus is that I could have my primary care and kids pediatrician there too.

      Thx for the feedback.

      3 months ago
    • Ritasuzi's Avatar
      Ritasuzi

      @peachpoppy. My primary, oncologist, cardiologist & hubby's neurologist are all connected. The doctors and any Montefiore hospital can access our complete record, meds and radiology reports. What part of Westchester are you coming to? Keep me up to date with your move.

      3 months ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar
      BuckeyeShelby

      I'm in Ohio, so I'm not much help, but Sloan Kettering has an excellent reputation. And it looks like you have some good options from folks living in NY. Good luck with your new adventure.

      3 months ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      @peachpoppy, thank you. If I had to choose, I'd definitely go with MSKCC over Montefiore (but I've put MSKCC on the highest pedestal, so I'm not objective). Anyway, I wish you all the best, and welcome to New York!

      3 months ago
    • BarbarainBham's Avatar
      BarbarainBham

      I'm not in New York, but want to offer you a link to the NIH National Cancer Institute list of associated Comprehensive Cancer Centers:
      https://www.cancer.gov/research/nci-role/cancer-centers/find

      They are usually large health systems and do research funded by the NIH. I also think it's helpful to have all your own doctors in the same health system, because of electronic records, which means less stress for you getting records from doctor to doctor. Best wishes.

      3 months ago

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