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We found 26 oncologists who accept Blue Shield of California near Antioch, CA.

Dr. Kuang-Hwa Kenneth Chao, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4721 Dallas Ranch Road
Antioch, CA
 

Dr. Kuang-Hwa Chao is a specialist in radiation oncology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chao include brachytherapy (seed implants) and breast cancer. Dr. Chao accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Chao's medical residency was performed at Beaumont Hospitals. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. His hospital/clinic affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter Delta Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chao's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Brachytherapy, Radiation Therapy, Breast Cancer

Dr. Robert Ernest Beer Jr., MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
2221 Balfour Road
Brentwood, CA
 

Dr. Robert Beer is a cancer surgeon and mohs skin cancer surgeon. His education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. Dr. Beer is especially interested in skin issues and mohs surgery. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Beer (or staff) is conversant in German. He also offers language support for Spanish-speaking patients. Dr. Beer is affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. Dr. Beer is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Contact Dermatitis, Injectable Fillers, Chemical Peels, Skin Infection, Allergy Skin Testing, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shoba Kankipati, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4721 Dallas Ranch Road
Antioch, CA
 

Dr. Shoba Kankipati is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Kankipati graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Kankipati include breast cancer and gastrointestinal cancer. Patient ratings for Dr. Kankipati average 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kankipati (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Sindhi, and Hindi. Dr. Kankipati's hospital/clinic affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. Dr. Kankipati is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer, Breast Cancer

Dr. Mariam Philip Korah, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4721 Dallas Ranch Road
Antioch, CA
 

Dr. Mariam Korah is a radiation oncologist. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Korah's education and training includes medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. She has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Korah is professionally affiliated with Eden Medical Center and John Muir Physician Network. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Ostap G Melnyk, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4721 Dallas Ranch Road
Antioch, CA
 

Dr. Ostap Melnyk works as a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. Dr. Melnyk attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Michael Reese Hospital for residency. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Ukrainian. He is affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Medical Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). Dr. Melnyk welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Bimal J Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4721 Dallas Ranch Road
Antioch, CA
 

Dr. Bimal Patel's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Patel's areas of clinical interest consist of breast cancer, myeloma, and lymphoma. He is professionally affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Patel attended Medical College Baroda and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi.

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Clinical interests: Myeloma, Lymphoma, Breast Cancer

Dr. Sabri Engin Sen, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
4053 Lone Tree Way; Suite 200
Antioch, CA
 

Dr. Sabri Sen practices urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Before performing his residency at Mayo Clinic and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Sen attended Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, he speaks Turkish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Delta Medical Center, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Sen is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Tyler Yu-Tai Kang, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4721 Dallas Ranch Road
Antioch, CA
 

Dr. Tyler Kang is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Kang (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Kang's areas of expertise consist of lung cancer, urologic (genitourinary) cancer, and brain cancer. His professional affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, St. Rose Hospital, and Eden Medical Center. He studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kang trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Urologic Cancer, Brain Cancer, Lung Cancer

Dr. John T Ganey, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4721 Dallas Ranch Road
Antioch, CA
 

Dr. John Ganey's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Patient ratings for Dr. Ganey average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After attending Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Ganey is professionally affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Mary K Cardoza, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
2260 Gladstone Drive; Suite 5
Pittsburg, CA
 

Dr. Mary Cardoza is a specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She works in Pittsburg, CA and Concord, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Cardoza average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cardoza is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before completing her residency at Kaiser Permanente and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Cardoza attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Cardoza's professional affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. She welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Jelena M Milojevic, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4721 Dallas Ranch Road
Antioch, CA
 

Dr. Jelena Kao is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. Dr. Kao accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. After completing medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and Stanford University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Kao (or staff) speaks Croatian, Serbian, and Spanish.

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Dr. Jiyon Jane Choi, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4721 Dallas Ranch Road
Antioch, CA
 

Dr. Jiyon Choi is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Choi is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then she performed her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Delta Medical Center, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Choi's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Zahora Nicola Ally, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4721 Dallas Ranch Road
Antioch, CA
 

Dr. Zahora Ally is a radiation oncology specialist in Antioch, CA and Pleasant Hill, CA. Dr. Ally accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences. She trained at Howard University Hospital for her residency. Dr. Ally is professionally affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Eden Medical Center, and Sutter Delta Medical Center. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, Hematology
4721 Dallas Ranch Road
Antioch, CA
 

Dr. Wilson Tong's medical specialty is medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders). Dr. Tong attended medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Mayo Clinic. He takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Sutter Delta Medical Center, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Tong's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Kasra Karamlou, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
100 Cortuna Way; Suite 160
Brentwood, CA
 

Dr. Kasra Karamlou practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Brentwood, CA and Pleasant Hill, CA. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Delta Medical Center. Dr. Karamlou attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for his residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Karamlou average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Karamlou honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Hamid Ray Rassai, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Surgical Oncology
3903 Lone Tree Way
Antioch, CA
 

Dr. H. Rassai is a general surgery, vascular surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include pancreatic surgery. Dr. Rassai's hospital/clinic affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Rassai has an open panel. His education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at San Joaquin General Hospital. He speaks Medical Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Pancreatic Surgery

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What is Oncology?

An oncologist is a physician who is concerned with the treatment of tumors and cancers. Cancer is when cells in the human body grow in an abnormal or out-of-control way. The goal of oncology is to cure a patient’s cancer, or, if the cancer is incurable, to control the cancer and reduce the symptoms for as long as possible.

Oncologists have several roles in their interaction with patients. They diagnose cancer and determine what stage the cancer is in, or to what extent the cancer has grown. They explain the diagnosis and stage to the patient, and they recommend treatment and deliver care. During treatment, oncologists are responsible for maintaining quality of life for their patients by reducing pain and side effects from medications.

There are three main types of oncologists:
  • Medical Oncologists specialize in the use of medications, especially chemotherapy, to kill cancer cells. In some areas, the term “medical oncologist” refers to the oncologist who is overall in charge of making decisions about a patient’s treatment.
  • Surgical Oncologists specialize in surgical treatments for cancer, such as biopsies (where small tissue samples are taken and examined), or surgical removal of tumors and surrounding tissue.
  • Radiation Oncologists specialize in the use of radiation (a kind of high powered x-ray) to kill cancer.

The American Society of Clinical Oncology also recognizes the subspecialties of Gynecological Oncology, which focuses on cancers of the female reproductive tract, and Pediatric Oncology, which deals with cancers that are most common in childhood.

In the United States, nearly one-half of all men and one-third of all women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes. It is an unfortunately common disease that can sometimes be life-threatening. Oncologists provide care to millions of people facing that diagnosis every year.