Dr. Francis Arena, MD

Dr. Francis Arena, MD

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Age 69
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Dr. Francis Arena, MD is an oncology specialist in Howard Beach, NY and has been practicing for 38 years. He graduated from Joan Sanford I Weill Medical College Of Cornell University in 1975 and specializes in oncology.

15702 Crossbay Blvd Ste 204

Howard Beach, NY 11414

Contact Information

(718) 845-9616

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • HealthFirst
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Arena performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Breast Diseases
very high
more than 99% of peers
Cancer
very high
more than 98% of peers
Breast Cancer
very high
more than 97% of peers

Dr. Arena's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Oncology

2  Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Medical Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

106  Conditions Treated

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2  Procedures

  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Thoracentesis

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Joan Sanford I Weill Medical College Of Cornell University
    Medical School | Graduated 1975
  • Ny Hospital Meml Hospital Cancer
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1976
  • Ny Hospital Meml Hospital Cancer
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1978
  • Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1979
  • Meml Sloan Kettering
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1980

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Arena has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Arena's Reviews

3.4
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Arena to family and friends
15 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (15)

  • 5
    (9)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
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  • 1
    (6)

Dr. Arena's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

Simply the best, he is compassionate and extremely knowledgeable.
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Dr. Arena is a very dedicated and compassionate physician. The level of care is above average and I trust his judgement completely. Getting an appointment with him is a little difficult because he has multiple locations and is very busy, but worth it. He explained things clearly and helped me...more
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Dr. Arena and his team are professional, qualified and caring. The wait time can be frustrating, but the level of care you receive is exceptional. My mom has been Dr. Arena's patient since April and we are all grateful to have found him and his practice. His diagnosis and treatment are accurate...more
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Exceptional education, and training...numerous awards, and recognition from professional and community institutions. The Best!
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2 hour waits past the actual scheduled appointment time virtually every time we visited (my wife was his patient) is simply disrespectful and we can't be the only patients who had this experience. So we switched to another oncologist. Other than that, he is a very nice man. Seems very qualified...more
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