Dr. Stephen Firshein, MD

Hematology •  Male • Age 73
  
Dr. Firshein
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Starling Physicians Hematology/Oncology

1260 Silas Deane Hwy Ste 107 Wethersfield, CT 06109

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Dr. Stephen Firshein, MD is a Hematology Specialist in Wethersfield, CT and has over 48 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Firshein has more experience with Blood Disorders than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Michigan Medical School medical school in 1972. He is affiliated with Hartford Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Firshein to book an appointment.


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Dr. Firshein accepts the following insurance:

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Practice Areas

Blood Disorders

Blood disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that affect the blood's ability to function, including hemophilia, anemia, and sickle cell disease.Compare with other Blood Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 55% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Blood Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Firshein treats Blood Disorders more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Firshein treats this condition more than 88% of their peers

Myeloproliferative Disorders
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Firshein treats Myeloproliferative Disorders more than 80% of their peers

Dr. Firshein treats this condition more than 80% of their peers

Anemia
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Firshein treats Anemia more than 73% of their peers

Dr. Firshein treats this condition more than 73% of their peers

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Dr. Firshein's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphoid Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anemia
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Defects in Pregnancy and Postpartum
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hemophilia
  • Hemophilia A
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukocytosis
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Melanoma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pancytopenia
  • Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Qualitative Platelet Defects (incl. Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia)
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thalassemia
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • von Willebrand Disease

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I had a very unpleasant first and last visit with Dr. Firshein on 12/23/19. I will not be returning to be mistreated. The visit was not informative or helpful. I would not recommend him to anyone. The reviews are also very misleading because they ask you to contact them (the office) directly if you have any issues, (I can only assume that this is why his high ratings misled me).
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Sherisa Rivera – Dec 28, 2019
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Considerate, informative, always provides the treatment or R/X that I need.
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Brian R. Mandeville – Nov 21, 2019
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Been with him for 19 years now & I look forward to catching up with him every year. Very personable. Completely trust him as he saved me & my baby years ago. I definitely recommend him.
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Nov 07, 2019
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I been with Dr.Firshien for twenty some years. He's a great doctor and when need of any question answered them very well. I'm very pleased of him being my doctor all these years.
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Denise womack. – Oct 04, 2019
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Brilliant!
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Aug 11, 2019
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He is simply the best doctor in Co nnecticut. I think the world of him!!
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Jerry obrien – Aug 06, 2019
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Expert experience and vastly knowledgable!
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Calum Shand – Jul 25, 2019
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Great experience overall. Very nice and efficient staff. Dr. Firshein's knowledge and patient relationship is second to none. He and his staff are able to make visits to his office as nice as possible while making clear his diagnosis, prognosis and what any next steps may be. I very much appreciate his expertise and empathy.
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Jun 13, 2019
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I was called in soon after I arrived. After having my blood drawn, I saw Dr. Firshein right away. He was very friendly and explained my results clearly, in a manner that I could understand easily.
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Jun 07, 2019
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I've been seeing Dr Firshein for 2 years and have been impressed with his knowledge and experience, and feel as though he cares about me and my health. He is very skilled at determining the best course of treatments for me. Very happy.
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May 30, 2019
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Excellent
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May 18, 2019
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I moved to CT 20 years ago after my cancer diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Firshein was recommended to me as my primary care physician. I was under his care for 15 years. I appreciated his extensive knowledge and experience on both oncology and internal medicine. I left CT a few years ago and now I am back to CT and Dr. Firshein again. I would highly recommend Dr. Firshein in his area of practice.
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May 14, 2019
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Dr Firshein was wonderful with my father who has a bit of dementia. He was patient and explained everything and did not rush us at all. He answered all of our questions. I felt very confident in his expertise as well as enjoyed his “bedside manner”. I highly recommend him!
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May 03, 2019
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Dr. Firshein is the best. My family has been seeing him for many years. I highly recommend Dr. Firshein.
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Apr 04, 2019
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Have been with Dr Firshein for many years and will continue as long as he is practicing. Appreciate his knowledge, thoroughness and witty sense of humor. Would highly recommend him in his area of practice and as my general physician.
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Mar 28, 2019
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While nobody ever wants to need an oncologist, I'm certainly am glad Dr. Firshein has been around for me the past 10 years. I 100% recommend him.
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Mar 13, 2019
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19 years of excellent primary care. I'm 61 so have been seeing him since i was 42 when i moved to CT. His diagnoses and treatments have been spot on, from annual physicals, colds, flu, aches and pains, shingles, and more.
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Mar 11, 2019
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Liked him very much
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Lee in Houston , TX – Mar 06, 2019
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Dr Firshein has been my PCP for several years and has always been top-notch.
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Quinton Johansen in Plainville, CT – Feb 26, 2019
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Doctor is always very thorough and makes sure to answer as many questions we have while caring for my mom
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Biography

Dr. Stephen Firshein, MD is a Hematology Specialist in Wethersfield, CT and has over 48 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Firshein has more experience with Blood Disorders than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University...Read more

Specialties

  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology
  • Oncology

Board Certifications

  • Hematology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology

Education

1978
Yale U
Fellowship Hospital
1976
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Fellowship Hospital
1975
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Residency Hospital
1973
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Internship Hospital
1972
University of Michigan Medical School
Medical School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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Locations

Starling Physicians Hematology/Oncology

Wethersfield1260 Silas Deane Hwy Ste 107 Wethersfield, CT 06109
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Hartford Hospital

Hartford, CT

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)