Dr. Francis Arena, MD

Dr. Francis Arena, MD

Oncology  |  
Male  |  
Age 68
(15)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Francis Arena, MD is an oncology doctor who practices in Howard Beach, NY. He is 68 years old and has been practicing for 42 years.

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

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

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Specialties

  • Oncology
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Board Certifications

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

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Defects in Pregnancy and Postpartum
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hemophilia
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Melanoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Mycosis Fungoides
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria
  • Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Retina Diseases
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thalassemia
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thymomas
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Vulvar Cancer
  • von Willebrand Disease

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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

Dr. Arena does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Arena and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Arena's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Arena to family and friends
3.4
based on 15 total reviews (6 with comments)
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)
in D= |
Simply the best, he is compassionate and extremely knowledgeable.
in Freeport, NY |
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 through a very difficult time. The NPs and PAs in his office are all great. The staff at the infusion center are among the most dedicated, caring nurses I've ever encountered. Office staff needs some work.
Suffolk county, NY |
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 and they always stay on top of the side effects and follow ups. He is very careful and runs plenty of tests. The infusion center is staffed with angles, who show an exertional care for their patient
Mineola, NY |
Exceptional education, and training...numerous awards, and recognition from professional and community institutions. The Best!
New York, NY |
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 and experienced.
in Maspeth, NY |
His bedside manner was awesome and he explained everything to me with such patience I was impressed. I felt very confident about his diagnosis and left his office feeling reassured that he was as thorough as can be.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Arena accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
    Preferred Blue PPO
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
    Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • EmblemHealth
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • HealthFirst
    ABCD HMO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Oxford Liberty

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