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We found 25 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 radiation oncologist. Dr. Chao's clinical interests encompass brachytherapy (seed implants) and breast cancer. His professional affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter Delta Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Chao attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Beaumont Hospitals. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin.

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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 Brentwood, CA physician who specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and MOHS-micrographic surgery. Dr. Beer (or staff) speaks German. In addition, he offers interpreting services for patients who speak Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: skin issues and mohs surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University for residency. Patient reviews placed Dr. Beer at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Eczema, Contact Dermatitis, Injectable Fillers, Skin Infection, Allergy Skin Testing, Rosacea, Mohs ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Shoba Kankipati is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Pleasant Hill, CA, Dublin, CA, and San Ramon, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Kankipati (or staff) speaks Urdu, Sindhi, and Hindi. Her areas of clinical interest consist of breast cancer and gastrointestinal cancer. She is professionally affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. She is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine and a graduate of Hahnemann University Hospital's residency program. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kankipati accepts. She 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 sees patients in Antioch, CA and Pleasant Hill, CA. Her medical specialty is radiation oncology. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Korah accepts. She attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. Dr. Korah has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. Her professional affiliations include Eden Medical Center and John Muir Physician Network. She welcomes 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 is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Melnyk takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Michael Reese Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Ukrainian. Dr. Melnyk's professional affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Medical Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). His practice is open to 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, who practices in Antioch, CA, Pleasant Hill, CA, and Brentwood, CA, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include breast cancer, myeloma, and lymphoma. Dr. Patel's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Dr. Patel welcomes new patients. He graduated from Medical College Baroda. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi.

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Clinical interests: Myeloma, Lymphoma, Breast Cancer

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

Dr. Tyler Kang practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in San Leandro, CA, Dublin, CA, and Castro Valley, CA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include lung cancer, urologic (genitourinary) cancer, and brain cancer. Dr. Kang's professional affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, St. Rose Hospital, and Eden Medical Center. He takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kang is open to new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kang completed a residency program at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Kang (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish.

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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 practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Antioch, CA, Pleasant Hill, CA, and Brentwood, CA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ganey is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. Dr. Ganey has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. He is accepting 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 specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Before performing her residency at Kaiser Permanente and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Cardoza attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Cardoza is 3.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Cardoza's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Sabri Sen's areas of specialization are urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He graduated from Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Sen trained at Mayo Clinic and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sen takes. He is conversant in Turkish. Dr. Sen is professionally affiliated with Sutter Delta Medical Center, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He has an open panel.

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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's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Kao (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Croatian, Serbian, and Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. She graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and Stanford University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Kao takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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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's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Choi trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Choi is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She is affiliated with Sutter Delta Medical Center, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. She welcomes new patients.

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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. Dr. Ally is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She graduated from McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences. Her residency was performed at Howard University Hospital. Her professional affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Eden Medical Center, and Sutter Delta Medical Center. She is accepting 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 specializes in general surgery, vascular surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and practices in Antioch, CA and Concord, CA. In his practice, Dr. Rassai focuses on pancreatic surgery. He honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Rassai attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at San Joaquin General Hospital. Dr. Rassai is conversant in Medical Spanish. He is affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pancreatic Surgery

Dr. Jewel Johl, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
100 Cortona Parkway; #160
Brentwood, CA
 

Dr. Jewel Johl is an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Pleasant Hill, CA, Brentwood, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Johl performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Johl (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Hindi, and Punjabi. He is affiliated with Sutter Delta Medical Center, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. Dr. Johl welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Wilson Tong's areas of specialization are medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders); he sees patients in Antioch, CA and Brentwood, CA. Before completing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Tong attended medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tong honors. Dr. Tong's professional affiliations include Sutter Delta Medical Center, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. He is open to new patients.

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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.