Dr. Harold H. TaraJr , MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Overview

Dr. Harold H. Tara, Jr. is a medical oncologist and hematologist at MOH’s facility at the Father Michael J. McGivney Center for Cancer Care. Dr. Tara enjoys the multidisciplinary approach of cancer care and likes that it draws effectively on a wide range of his medical and interpersonal skills. He also likes the patients he meets working in this field. "This patient population is so unique," he says, "and I admire them for their courage." Dr. Tara decided to practice at MOH because it offers him "the best of both worlds," he says, "being part of a private practice in an academic environment." He also appreciates MOH’s personal approach to cancer care. Of his colleagues at MOH, he says, "They are not only intelligent and easy to work with, but they are also compassionate." "We treat each patient individually," says Dr. Tara, "and develop a treatment approach based on the available information. We spend time with both the patients and their families and develop trusting relationships with them. Through this, we are able to learn more about them, and this in turn helps us formulate an effective treatment plan." Though Dr. Tara is skilled in the treatment of all forms of cancer and blood diseases, he has a particular interest in head and neck cancers, lung cancer, genitourinary (GU) cancers such as prostate and bladder cancer, and lymphoma. Dr. Tara is excited by recent advancements in cancer treatment, particularly by the development of tyrosine kinase inhibitors and endothelial growth factor (EGFR) inhibitors, which are a new class of drugs that can block the growth of certain cancers. New diagnostic testing has also, he believes, greatly advanced the field. He is optimistic that the coming years will bring even better treatments. "I think the most likely advancement," he says, "will be with the ongoing use of molecularly targeted agents that can be used alone or in conjunction with chemotherapy." When he first meets his patients, Dr. Tara likes to learn not only what brought them to him and what issues are presenting. "I try to learn about them personally," he says, "in order to help them better adapt to possible treatment." He never ceases to be impressed by his patients, who often arrive having done significant research on their own. "I am so impressed," he says, "with how people show their character at a time when they are most vulnerable."

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Languages Spoken: English and Spanish

Education & Training

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Specialties & Hospital Affiliations

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Connecticut Children's Medical Center
  • Yale New Haven Hospital

Specialties: Obstetrics & Gynecology

Health Insurance and Affiliations

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna CT AWH MC OA w/Pediatric Dental
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Anthem CT HMO BlueCare
  • Anthem CT Pathway X Enhanced Ind HMO
  • Anthem Pathway X Ind PPO Direct Access CT
  • Anthem PPO Century Preferred CT
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
  • BCBS MA Preferred Blue PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Connecticare Choice
  • Connecticare Passage
  • First Health PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim ChoiceNet HMO
  • Harvard Pilgrim HMO
  • Harvard Pilgrim PPO
  • HealthyCT
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Oxford Freedom
  • Oxford Liberty
  • PHCS PPO
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • UHC Navigate HMO
  • UHC Navigate POS
  • UHC Options PPO

Dr. TaraJr's Office Information

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Accepting New Patients: No
Medicare Accepted: No
Medicaid Accepted: No

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Doctor TaraJr's Other Office Information

Yale New Haven Hospital Pediatric Neurology
1450 Chapel St Fl 2
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 789-3000

Fax:(203) 378-9403
Website:ynhh.org
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted:No
Medicaid Accepted:No

Office Hours:

Mon8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tue8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Wed8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Thu8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Fri8:00 AM-5:00 PM
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Fax:
Website:Not available
Accepting New Patients: No
Medicare Accepted:No
Medicaid Accepted:No

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