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At Starling Physicians, our hematologists and oncologists provide care, counseling, and infusion services for the treatment of blood disorders and cancers.

  • Hematology is the specialty of internal medicine that deals with disorders of the blood and lymphatics, including anemia, bleeding disorders, sickle cell disease, leukemia, myeloma, and lymphoma.
  • Oncology is the specialty of internal medicine that deals with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancerous disorders involving solid organs of the body, such as lung, breast, colon, and prostate.

Our hematologists and oncologists administer chemotherapy, perform special types of transfusions, and conduct bone marrow biopsies for analysis. They directly supervise all treatments performed in our Infusion Center. Your oncology doctor coordinates cancer care with your internist and all necessary specialists, including pulmonologists, surgeons, and gastroenterologists.

Our specialists follow patients from diagnosis through the entire course of treatment to end-of-life care. Our physicians and technicians provide a compassionate and personable medical environment. We provide medicine, but most importantly, we provide care.

Areas of specialty include:

  • Consultation and diagnosis
  • Comprehensive care of benign and malignant disorders
  • Family and genetic counseling
  • Chemotherapy and immunotherapy of malignancies
  • Palliative care and end-of-life treatment
  • Microscopic analysis of blood and bone marrow disorders
  • High risk screening for breast cancer
  • Cancer survivorship programs

Services we provide include:

  • Care management
  • Anemia treatments
  • Phlebotomy iron treatments
  • Chemotherapy
  • Osteoporosis infusion care
  • Multiple sclerosis infusion care
  • Caring nursing staff
  • Supportive environment

We have infusions centers in Enfield, New Britain, and Wethersfield.

Our Wethersfield location has a newly renovated 26-chair outpatient Infusion Center for chemotherapy, Remicade®, Tysabri®, Provenge® and various antibiotics. Our patients can receive these services in a comfortable setting with wide-screen TVs and various books and magazines. Infusion services are also available in our Enfield and New Britain offices.

Our hematologists and oncologists practice at Hartford Hospital, The Hospital of Central Connecticut, and hold faculty appointments at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

Watch our video to learn about why the Starling Infusion Centers are the most caring, safe, and convenient places to go if you require infusion or injection services.

Learn more about our Infusion Centers>>


Proud To Be Part of the Oncology Care Model

Starling Physicians is one of select practices chosen to participate in a nationwide cancer care program called the Oncology Care Model (OCM). The Oncology Care Model encourages greater collaboration, information sharing, and care coordination, so that Medicare patients get the care they need, when they need it. This program provides a number of advantages. Watch the brief video below to hear about how the OCM can benefit our Medicare patients.

  • We Offer a Hereditary Risk Assessment Program

    Understanding Genetic Conditions So You Can Make Informed Decisions About Your Health

    Hereditary Risk Assessment Starling PhysiciansIt is natural to be concerned about your risk of developing cancer when a family member has struggled with a similar disease. Cancer often develops by chance. In some cases, however, there are genetic factors that increase your likelihood of developing certain cancers over your lifetime.

    The Hereditary Risk Assessment Program at Starling Physicians can help you determine your risk of developing cancer, especially if you or someone in your family has been previously diagnosed. Our Hereditary Risk Assessment Advanced Practice Providers are specifically trained to help you understand genetic conditions, assess your risk of being affected by certain cancers, and support you in making informed decisions about testing and treatment.

    Who Should Consider Hereditary Risk Assessment? >>

    Hereditary Cancer Risks

    Based on genetics, some people and their family members are more likely to develop certain types of cancer. These families often share a common genetic factor, or altered gene, that is inherited. People in these families have a higher chance of developing cancer than those in the general public. At least ten percent of all cancers are due to an altered gene inherited from one or both of the person’s parents that are passed down in families. People who carry such altered genes do not always develop cancer, but their risk of developing cancer at some point is higher than average.Hereditary Risk Testing

    Some “red flags” for genetic related cancers include cancers under the age of 50, rare cancers, and families having multiple members with cancer.


    Altered genes:

    Many altered genes have been identified that can increase a person’s cancer risk. Genetic testing can be used to evaluate whether an ndividual has an altered gene associated with an increased risk of developing certain cancers such as breast, ovarian, colon, uterine, pancreatic, kidney, thyroid, and other cancers. If genetic testing identifies an altered gene (hereditary predisposition to cancer), the individual
    who carries the altered gene will be offered special cancer screening and prevention options which may play a key role in his or her healthcare decisions.

    About Genetic Education & Genetic Testing

    Genetic education and/or testing can help you evaluate your cancer risk so you can be proactive about your health.

    Genetic education:

    We will review your personal and family history of cancer to identify your risk factors and appropriate cancer screening and prevention options. Genetic education includes an explanation of the scientific information related to genetic testing and which genetic tests may be useful.

    Genetic testing:

    We will discuss the benefits, limitations, and options for genetic testing, as well as detailed interpretation of results, if you choose this path. Genetic testing may not be useful for everyone receiving genetic education.  Deciding whether to have genetic testing is a personal choice that can be made at the time of genetic education or in the future. Genetic testing is a simple blood test.

    For more information or to schedule a visit:

    Enfield
    9 Cranbrook Blvd., Enfield, CT
    (860) 253-5330 option 5

    Wethersfield
    1260 Silas Deane Highway, Wethersfield, CT
    (860) 246-6647

    asc12111-q-certified

    Recognized for hematology-oncology practices that meet nationally recognized standards for quality cancer care.

  • Our Dietitian Provides Nutritional Support and Counseling

    Starling is proud to have an on-site dietitian, Elisa Marley, RD CD. Ms. Marley provides our oncology patients with comprehensive nutrition assessments and counseling. She assists patients in management of mouth sores, nausea, hydration, constipation, other common side effects of cancer treatment. She also partners with patients to ensure they maintain adequate nutrition and calorie consumption during treatment and recovery. She sees patients in Wethersfield and can be reached at (860) 246-6647 ext. 2038.

    Helpful Strategies for Managing Side Effects Through Diet

    Healthy Recipes

  • In-office Medication Dispensing For Hematology & Oncology Patients

    Conveniently fill your prescriptions at our oncology offices.

    There’s no need to make a separate trip to the pharmacy for prescriptions ordered by your physician. Starling Physicians can now fill a number of specialty prescriptions at our in-office dispensary. These include:

    • Oral chemotherapy
    • Hormonal therapy
    • Targeted medications
    • Antiobiotics
    • Supportive medications for side effect management

    Your physician will send your prescription to our in-office dispensary and you can pick it up at any Starling oncology office where you receive care.

    Patient Centered Care with a Focus on You

    Our in-office dispensary is part of Starling’s commitment to patient-centered care. Filling specialty prescriptions at your physician’s office can save you time and improves coordination with your healthcare team.

    Managing the Costs of Cancer Treatment

    We understand that prescription benefit coverage can be confusing and overwhelming. Our dedicated pharmacy technician will take the time to verify your insurance coverage, investigate co-payment assistance and other financial programs, and ensure you are receiving the maximum drug benefits available.

    Helping You Understand Your Medications

    Cancer treatment regimens can be complicated. Your healthcare team will provide you with education and counseling prior to your prescription being filled.  Our pharmacy technician is available to address questions and concerns and communicate with your providers so treatment may be adjusted as needed.

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

    Starling In-office Dispensary:
    1260 Silas Deane Highway, Wethersfield
    8:30am-4:30pm
    (860) 721-5735 or (860) 246-6647 ext. 2070

  • Our Social Worker Provides Emotional and Logistical Support

    An oncology social worker offers counseling and provides valuable information to reduce your stress as you navigate through your cancer journey. Christie Fiori is Starling’s licensed master social worker. She brings her expertise and compassion to help you manage the emotional, financial, and logistical challenges of treatment.

    She can help you:

    • Cope with a diagnosis and the emotions you may experience
    • Provide emotional support and counseling to you, your family, and caregivers
    • Improve your quality of life
    • Understand what it is like to live with cancer
    • Understand your financial benefits and insurance coverage
    • Apply for financial assistance programs
    • Access copay assistance programs for drugs
    • Find transportation to medical appointments
    • Make important decisions regarding your treatment and other areas of your life
    • Fill out and file an advance directive
    • Talk with your treatment team, family, and friends
    • Find a local support group
    • Find a counselor in the community
    • Connect you to community resources

    Our oncology social worker plays a valuable role on your healthcare team. Let her serve as your advocate and help you every step of the way.

    Christie Fiori, LMSW

    (860) 246-6647 ext. 2049
    cfiori@starlingphysicians.com

  • Links

    Watch this brief video to learn about how the Oncology Care Model benefits our Medicare patients >>

    For helpful resources and support dealing with cancer, click here >>

    To learn more about breast cancer statistics, click here >>

    To learn about Starling Physician’s Hereditary Risk Assessment Program, click here>>

Fax Numbers

All locations, except New Britain: (860) 571-6804

New Britain: (860) 224-6247

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