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About Dr. Michelle C Azu MD
Dr. Michelle C Azu, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Pompton Plains, NJ, with other offices in Bronxville, NY and Pompton Plains, NJ (and 1 other location). She has 15 years of experience. Her specialties include Surgical Oncology and Surgery. Dr. Azu is affiliated with St Peters University Hospital and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton. She speaks English.
Dr. Michelle C Azu has 4 locations
55 Palmer Ave
Bronxville, NY 10708
97 W Parkway Fl 2
Pompton Plains, NJ 07444
97 W Parkway
Pompton Plains, NJ 07444
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Dr. Michelle C Azu has the following 2 specialties
- Surgical Oncology
Surgical oncologists play various roles in treating cancer. They can perform biopsies to determine if a tumor is cancerous or not. If it is, they’re trained to remove the tumor, tissue, and in some cases, all or part of an organ or bodily structure where the cancer has spread. In addition to removing cancer, they can perform any reconstructive surgeries that may be necessary.
Many surgical oncologists specialize in certain types of cancer, such as liver, lung or breast. Don’t be afraid to ask them what they have the most experience treating. When looking for a doctor, it’s important to know that general surgeons are also qualified to perform many of the same surgeries. However, surgical oncologists have specific training in recognizing and treating cancer, which some patients prefer.
Dr. Michelle C Azu has the following 4 expertise
- Breast Cancer
- Breast Diseases
- Breast Surgery (Mammaplasty)
- Metastatic Breast Cancer
Dr. Michelle C Azu is Board Certified in 1 specialty
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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Dr. Azu is AMAZING
Self-verified patient of Dr. Michelle C Azu - Posted on June 27th, 2018
Makes you feel Suspicious
Self-verified patient of Dr. Michelle C Azu - Posted on September 24th, 2015
She performed a biopsy on me at CINJ and I was not comfortable with the way she just rushed through the procedure. Very unprofessional. I also did not like the way her assistants stood there with worried expressions on their faces. Made me uncomfortable and suspicious about her procedure and intent. She could not provide satisfactory answers to my questions.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Michelle C Azu - Posted on August 27th, 2015
Dr. Azu truly cares about her patients. She explains things in ways that I can understand, she is extremely helpful, easy to speak with and overall made going through a surgery easy and seamless. I felt very comfortable with Dr. Azu and would highly recommend her to anyone in need of breast surgery.
Diagnosis and Communication
Self-verified patient of Dr. Michelle C Azu - Posted on November 30th, 2014
She was my surgeon and I felt she was not very clear in her communication about the tests she was performing. During the biopsy procedures at the Cancer Institute of NJ, I found her to be not very forthright about the procedures she performed. She was temperamental and unclear in her communications, which made me suspicious about the procedures, her diagnosis, and the subsequent treatment I had to go through. Please get your first opinion or biopsies after being doubly sure of the institution and its doctors. Avoid Research Institutions at best possible.
Poor communication and delay in start of treatment
Self-verified patient of Dr. Michelle C Azu - Posted on April 1st, 2013
I met this doctor at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ) and she did my biopsy. There was confusion and back and forth on staging of the Cancer. A skin biopsy procedure was performed just before the start of chemotherapy and it was circumspect - skin rashes appeared for the first time after the biopsy. Was I becoming a subject of research without permission?
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011, 2012, 2013)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
Patients' Choice Award (2011, 2012)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
Dr. Azu is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
15 Years Experience
University Of Missouri Columbia School Of Medicine
Graduated in 2003
Dr. Michelle C Azu Accepts the Following Insurance
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
- BCBS MA Preferred Blue PPO
Capital District Physicians Health Plan
- CDPHP New York State of Health - Small Business
- CDPHP PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Empire Blue Priority EPO
- Empire HMO
- Empire PPO
- Empire Prism EPO Blue Priority
HIP of NY
- Emblem HIP Select PPO
- Horizon BCBS OMNIA - TIER1
- Horizon BCBS OMNIA - TIER2
- Horizon Direct Access
- Horizon HMO
- Horizon OMNIA
- Horizon POS
- Horizon PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
MVP Health Plan
- MVP HMO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- Oxford Health Garden State
- Oxford Metro
- QualCare HMO
- QualCare PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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