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Javier Roca

Dr. Javier A. Roca, MD

OncologistHematologist

OVERVIEW

Javier Roca, MD, specializes in hematology and oncology. Based in Queens, NY, Dr. Roca also sees patients at the Northwell Cancer Institute in Long Island. Dr. Roca is an assistant professor at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Dr. Roca was drawn to medicine because his father was a physician. He enjoys the challenge of hematology and oncology. “It’s a tough field,” he says. Board certified in hematology, Dr. Roca received his medical degree from the University of Panama. He completed his residency at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in Queens and fellowships at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center Moses Division. The group of hematologists and oncologists Dr. Roca works with is culturally diverse, reflecting the diversity of the Queens community they serve. “All the physicians I work with have different backgrounds,” including native speakers of Chinese, Hindi, Russian, and Korean, he says. As a Latin physician, Dr. Roca can speak to patients in Spanish and be in tune with cultural nuances. “It’s very satisfying that I’m able to connect with my patients culturally,” Dr. Roca says. “I can relate to them, or they can relate to me, in both language and customs.” Dr. Roca’s support team includes physician assistants, medical assistants, and nurses. “Our support team has always been magnificent,” he says. Dr. Roca is excited about advances being made at the molecular level to better understand why certain cancers occur. “That’s what excites me about this field,” he says. “Now things are changing spectacularly. The more that we learn, the more we can apply this knowledge, so we can get better treatments for our patients.”
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PATIENT'S PERSPECTIVE

Takes time to answer my questions
Provides follow-up as needed

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RATINGS AND REVIEWS

Dr. Roca's Rating
4.5
Patient Perspective
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4.5 Takes time to answer my questions
4.5 Provides follow-up as needed
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95-25 Queens Boulevard Suite 501
Rego Park, NY, 11374
2 REVIEWS
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"Dr. Swaika is a cold, LYING prick! Expected me to wait 10 days to hear from him about full bone marrow biopsy report when he had partial information on 3rd day that could have alleviated alot of my stress. He hung up on me and then lied on patient portal that I hung up on him, also saying "he hoped I would call back". So unprofessional! No one reached out to me on complete report. No arrangement for continuity of care was arranged -- this is abandonment and a suable offense. I was just left hanging. Dr. Barry Kaplan is no better. They are not human at Queens Medical Associates. It's just a cancer treatment factory that is archaic and only cares about their bottom line profit. Swaika all you had to do is apologize but instead you have HURT me and caused me inordinate stress on top of all the hurt others in the medical profession have caused me. You BETTER PRAY that no medical harm has come to me from leaving me hanging!"
  • December 27, 2021
"If I could leave zero stars, I would. Everything that comes out his mouth seems scripted. He lacks professionalism, sympathy and compassion for his patients and their family. Spanish speakers, please do not stay with this Dr. just because he speaks Spanish. "
  • November 9, 2020

LOCATIONS

95-25 Queens Boulevard Suite 501
Rego Park, NY, 11374
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Medicaid Accepted

SPECIALTIES

  • Oncologist
  • Hematologist

INSURANCE PLANS ACCEPTED  (30)

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  • 1199 SEIU
  • Aetna
  • Affinity by Molina Healthcare
  • AmidaCare
  • CenterLight
  • Centers Plan for Healthy Living
  • Cigna
  • Elderplan
  • EmblemHealth (GHI)
  • EmblemHealth (HIP)
  • Empire BlueCross BlueShield
  • Empire Healthplus
  • Fidelis
  • Healthfirst
  • Humana
  • Humana Military (Tricare)
  • Longevity Health Plan
  • MagnaCare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • Northwell Direct
  • NYS Empire Plan (NYSHIP)
  • Oxford
  • Partners Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • US Family Health Plan
  • VillageCareMax
  • VNS Health
  • Wellcare

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