Dr. Howard Scher, MD

Dr. Howard Scher, MD

Oncology  |  
Male  |  
Age 66
(15)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Howard Scher, MD is an oncology doctor who practices in New York, NY. He is 66 years old and has been practicing for 41 years.

1275 York Ave

New York, NY 10065

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • 3 More

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Top Care Areas

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Secondary Malignancies
very high
more than 98% of peers
Urinary Disorders
very high
more than 97% of peers
Prostate Cancer
very high
more than 94% 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

  • 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 Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Leukocytosis
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Melanoma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thalassemia
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Procedures

  • HPC Transplantation (Stem Cell Transplant)

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

  • New York University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • Bellevue Hospital Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1977
  • Bellevue Hospital Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1983

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Scher has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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

Dr. Scher's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Scher to family and friends
2.9
based on 15 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Scher's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
Hackensack, NJ |
Dr. Scher is knowledgeable, kind and sensitive to the feelings of his patients. As an experienced physician, I know a fine doctor when I see one. Excellent staff. We were very grateful for the care provided by Dr. Scher. I came in with a list of questions - all were answered, and in a thoughtful, caring manner. He is a role model for young doctors to learn from.
in Flemington, NJ |
Very smart top expert in the field very active in knowledgeable about the latest trials. I feel safe putting my trust in him and this saves me having to keep up with the latest treatments. Instead I get on with enjoying life! He always explains the options when it is time for a treatment decision and then makes his recommendation - which I invariably follow. I am fortunate to have him looking after me.
in WOODBRIDGE, CT. |
THE BEST CARE AND CARING I HAVE EXPERIENCED IN A MOST DIFFICULT TIME IN MY LIFE.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Scher accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
    BlueConnect HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
    Preferred Blue PPO
  • 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
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • QualCare
    QualCare HMO
    QualCare PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Oxford Liberty

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Hospitals where Dr. Scher has admitting privileges

Memorial Sloan - Kettering Cancer Center
1275 York Ave
New York, NY 10065
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