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About Dr. Zulfiqar A Malik
Dr. Zulfiqar A Malik, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Louisville, KY, with another office in East Patchogue, NY. He has 17 years of experience. His specialties include Hematology, Medical Oncology, Hematology and Oncology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Malik has received 3 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. Zulfiqar A Malik 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 and Oncology
An Oncologist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of different cancers. This physician has extensive knowledge of the different signs and symptoms of cancer, as well as the various methods of treatment.
Oncologists diagnose cancer through methods such as biopsy, endoscopy, X-ray, blood tests, ultrasound, and different forms of nuclear medicine. They treat cancer through surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, hormone therapy, or antibody treatments.
If it is determined that a cancer cannot successfully be treated, oncologists then focus on providing palliative care, the use of pain medication to make a dying person more comfortable.
- 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. Zulfiqar A Malik has the following 18 expertise
- Bone Marrow Transplant
- Hodgkin's Lymphoma
- Myeloproliferative Disorders
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Acute Myeloid Leukemia
- Myelodysplastic Syndromes
- Colon Cancer
- Lung Cancer
- Breast Cancer
- Blood Cancer
- Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
Dr. Zulfiqar A Malik has 3 board certified specialties
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Dr. Zulfiqar A Malik is Board Certified in 3 specialties
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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If the answers to what is wrong with you don't jump out and say "I'm another cancer" he has no interest in trying to do further diagnosis. For two years I have asked about things going on with my body and he kept telling me to see my primary physician. Now he tells me I need to see a liver specialist and has no ideas on a referral. He has a nasty attitude and unconerned attitude. I will not see him again.
My husband has pancreatic stage 4 cancer. We have seen 6 other specialty doctors before Dr Malik. The other doctors did not really look at us as people. Dr Malik was the first doctor who knew our case before we met him for the first appointment. There is nothing more frustrating to walk into an appointment with an incurable disease and asked "What brings you here today". Dr Malik is also the first Dr to give us his cell number and his email address if we have any questions. He is strait forward and does not push anything on us. He lets us makes the informed decisions. We are extremly pleased with Dr Malik
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011)
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, 2017, 2018)
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.
On-Time Doctor Award (2015, 2017, 2018)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
17 Years Experience
University Of Iowa Roy J And Lucille A Carver College Of Medicine
Graduated in 2001
Dr. Zulfiqar A Malik accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
Capital District Physicians Health Plan
- CDPHP New York State of Health - Small Business
- CDPHP PPO
- Empire Blue Priority EPO
- Empire HMO
- Empire PPO
- Empire Prism EPO Blue Priority
- First Health PPO
- Healthfirst NY HMO ABCD
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana Preferred PPO
PHP Northern IN
- PHP Select with Encircle
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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