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About Dr. Regina Resta
Dr. Regina Resta, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Troy, NY, with another office in Troy, NY. She has 33 years of experience. Her specialties include Hematology, Medical Oncology, Hematology & Oncology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Resta is affiliated with St Marys Hospital Memorial Campus. Dr. Resta has received 3 awards. She speaks English.
Dr. Regina Resta has the following 4 specialties
A hematology specialist is an expert in disorders of the blood, the blood forming organs and bone marrow. These doctors diagnose, treat and work to prevent diseases that affect the production of blood and its components, as well as the ability of the blood to perform its many functions, such as coagulation and carrying oxygen to the lungs and tissue.
Hematologists diagnose and treat blood disorders, such as anemia, hemophilia, leukemia, sickle cell anemia, deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.
Depending on the condition, hematology specialists may treat a patient with a blood transfusion, stem cell transplantation, bone marrow transplant, radiotherapy, anticoagulation therapy or medication.
- Medical Oncology
Think of an oncologist as your main physician for cancer care. After being diagnosed, you’ll meet regularly with an oncologist to explore and manage your treatment options, as well as monitor your condition throughout the process. Medical oncologists are extremely knowledgeable in various types of cancer treatment and can recommend the right method for the type and stage of cancer you’re facing.
They may also refer you to additional specialists throughout your care, but they will always be your home base for questions and support. It’s also worth mentioning that medical oncologists deal mostly with solid tumors while hematologists specialize in cancers that involve blood disorders, such as leukemia.
- Hematology & Oncology
- Internal Medicine
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
Dr. Regina Resta has the following 13 expertise
- Myelodysplastic Syndromes
- Blood Cancer
- Myeloproliferative Disorders
- Bone Marrow Transplant
- Hodgkin's Lymphoma
- Adult T-Cell Leukemia-Lymphoma
Dr. Regina Resta is Board Certified in 3 specialties
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I can't believe the older reviewers saw the same Dr. Resta. She is absolutely amazing and would trust her with anyone I love. She was right on point with my grandfather's diagnosis. She gave us more time with him than anyone expected and was compassionate and understanding right to the end. At our first visit she spent over an hour and a half with us explaining so many options. Then when we still had more questions in the next couple of days, she was so understanding. Her staff was wonderful to our family, dealing with all our families calls and questions. The chemotherapy was hard, and this was could be expected as was explained to us in the chemo class by her staff. He trudged through it though and we had over a year of of reprieve before he relapsed. She helped us yet again though to no avail. She is a wonderful, caring, supremely knowledgeable doctor. My family and I highly recommend!
I was diagnosed with early stage breast cancer. Pathology report stated 1/3 nodes positive; EP+. Referred to Regina Resta for chemo treatments and upon my first visit and, after asking about the percentage of treatments in my favor, she said 50/50. I expressed my concern about the effects of chemo and that I have never taken so much as a aspirin over the years. I was assured that I would be fine. What first annoyed me about her was the fact that I had been out of work for a period of time, recovering from a mastectomy and hysterectomy, and she never called to see me prior to my return to work. Giving her the benefit of doubt, I had a port put in for this hideous treatment. A family member attended my first appointment; I was weighed with heavy boots on and told, don't worry, you will be fine. The pre-meds were first injected and then the poisons, all within only 2.5 hours. Resta never once checked on me, the nurses knew my first chief complaints were heavy feelings in my legs and a haze-like feeling in my head. The nurse told me that with the steroids I would be full of energy, just the opposite, I could not get myself out of my chair once home. A few hours after the infusion, I was rolled into a ball in bed, my intestines felt like they were turned inside out. I called the doctor that evening and she said, it was my first day and just relax. I had a friend drive me the next day for my fluids and cell shot; I could not walk by myself nor drive. I was then sick with every side effect possible for 8 days! Not once did Resta call to see how I was, even after seeing me on the 2nd day, after the infusion. I was unable to take the treatments at which point she said that we could try another treatment but I would have to take oral steroids. After trying the steroids and having a heart rate well above normal, she told me we could not continue. She then suggested anti-hormonal medications for which I had an immediate reaction. Her staff, although friendly, are for the most part incompetent. One thought I was receiving chemo to shrink my tumor, I had no breast! Another staff member, a nurse, thought I was trying the anti-hormonal meds due to having my ovaries!! The staff does not review the patients charts and Resta does not take the time to REALLY listen to the patient. They attempted to bill my insurance company over $14,000 for the first infusion and once they hear that a patient is not comfortable with what is going on, you are no longer a priority to them. Their office assured me that my co-pays would be taken care of and yet, I have received a number of invoices. If you are seeking an oncologist, do your homework and if you do not have one that puts you before the diagnosis, move on. I was a step away from being put in the hospital so, you have ask yourself, are you being given the correct treatments or, is it about the money? In my humble opinion, Resta treats all breast cancer patients the same and not on an individual basis. You only have this 1 life, do research and ask questions and when you are not on the same page as your doctor, fire them. A 50/50 chance is not good enough for me and so, I am seeking a new oncologist. Stay away!!!!
Dr. Regina Resta should lose her license to practice medicine. She is misinformed and incompetent, to say the least. Her explanation of the illness was less than poor. Honestly I had a physical reaction to hearing her speak to my father about his illness and her reactions to his concerns. Stay away from her. she was never available and had a terrible attitude but most importantly missed major signals of his illness that any competent doctor would have seen. I'm not speaking from emotion, I brought my father to Memorial sloan and the doctors there were dumbfounded by what she missed. She is aweful and her temprement and ability to speak clearly and concisely is at a highschool level. stay away.
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Patients' Choice Award (2015, 2016)
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On-Time Doctor Award (2015, 2016)
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Dr. Resta is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
33 Years Experience
Washington University In St Louis School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1985
University Of Pennsylvania Health System
Dr. Regina Resta accepts the following insurance providers.
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
- BCBS MA Preferred Blue PPO
Capital District Physicians Health Plan
- CDPHP HMO
- CDPHP New York State of Health - Small Business
- CDPHP PPO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Connecticare Flex Connecticut
- Empire Blue Priority EPO
- Empire HMO
- Empire PPO
- Empire Prism EPO Blue Priority
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
MVP Health Plan
- MVP HMO
- MVP Preferred PPO
- MVP Premier Plus HMO Small Groups
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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