Northwell Health Acquires Queens Medical Onocology Practice

In the Fresh Meadows community for nearly 20 years, Queens Medical Associates (QMA) has eight medical oncologist/hematologists and a team of other expert health care providers that treats 10,000 cancer patients annually. QMA also has six other locations throughout Queens. Photo via Photo courtesy of Northwell Health

Queens Medical Associates (QMA), has joined The Northwell Health Cancer Institute, increasing access to outpatient cancer services for Queens residents.

QMA has been caring for patients in greater Queens for nearly 20 years at 176-60 Union Tpke., Suite 360, in Fresh Meadows, and at additional locations in Astoria, Elmhurst, Flushing, Jackson Heights, Rego Park and Woodside. It is staffed by top physicians specializing in medical oncology/hematology as well as supportive oncology and palliative care.

“We are pleased to welcome Queens Medical Associates as our newest medical oncology and hematology practice into the Northwell family,” said Richard Barakat, MD, physician-in-chief and director of the Northwell Health Cancer Institute, and senior vice president of the health system’s Cancer Service Line. “For decades, QMA’s highly regarded physicians and staff have provided top-notch cancer services to patients in the diverse communities they serve.”

“We look forward to closely partnering with our colleagues of this outstanding practice, with the joint goal of strengthening our efforts in cancer prevention, screening, diagnosis and treatment, while increasing access to care in Queens,” Barakat added.

Working collaboratively to provide the highest-quality cancer care, QMA is staffed by full time pharmacists, registered nurses, physician assistants, medical assistants, nurse navigators, infusion nurse technicians, laboratory technicians, research staff and financial counselors.

QMA offers cancer care that is cutting-edge and compassionate, treating 10,000 patients annually with various cancers and blood disorders. Queens Medical Associates is one of only five New York City participants in the Oncology Care Model, which is a pilot program designed to provide highly-coordinated care for Medicare patients.

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