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

Dr. Robert Ernest Beer Jr., MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
2221 Balfour Road; Suite A
Brentwood, CA
 

Dr. Robert Beer is a specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery), pediatric dermatology, and dermatopathology. He works in Brentwood, CA. Dr. Beer has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: nail issues, phototherapy (light therapy), and contact dermatitis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University, Dr. Beer attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Beer (or staff) is conversant in German. He also offers language support for Spanish-speaking patients.

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Clinical interests: Warts, Contact Dermatitis, Chemical Peels, Skin Infection, Skin Cancer, Allergy Skin Testing, Hair ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Kuang-Hwa Chao practices radiation oncology. In addition to English, Dr. Chao speaks Mandarin. He is especially interested in 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 attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Beaumont Hospitals for residency. Dr. Chao accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Brachytherapy, Radiation Therapy, Breast Cancer

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

Dr. Sabri Sen is a specialist in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). 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. He is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sen is conversant in Turkish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Shoba Kankipati is a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. In her practice, Dr. Kankipati focuses on breast cancer and gastrointestinal cancer. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. Dr. Kankipati is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She has an open panel. She obtained her medical school training at St. George's University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Kankipati (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Sindhi, and Hindi.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer, Breast Cancer

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

Dr. Kasra Karamlou is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. 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 speaks Persian. Dr. Karamlou is professionally affiliated with 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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Dr. Ostap G Melnyk, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4721 Dallas Ranch Road
Antioch, CA
 

Dr. Ostap Melnyk is a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. Dr. Melnyk's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed his residency at Michael Reese Hospital. He speaks Ukrainian. Dr. Melnyk's professional affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Medical Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 works as an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Antioch, CA, Pleasant Hill, CA, and Brentwood, CA. His clinical interests encompass breast cancer, myeloma, and lymphoma. Dr. Patel has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He 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 languages: Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with 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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Clinical interests: Myeloma, Lymphoma, Breast Cancer

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4721 Dallas Ranch Road
Antioch, CA
 

Dr. Mariam Korah is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. She is affiliated with Eden Medical Center and John Muir Physician Network. Dr. Korah takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. She graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Korah has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars.

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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 hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. In his practice, Dr. Kang focuses on lung cancer, urologic (genitourinary) cancer, and brain cancer. Dr. Kang takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Kang (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Spanish. He is affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, St. Rose Hospital, and Eden Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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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 sees patients in Antioch, CA, Pleasant Hill, CA, and Brentwood, CA. His medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ganey honors Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and performed his residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. Dr. Ganey has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is affiliated with 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 is a medical specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Cardoza has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cardoza is open to new patients. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Kaiser Permanente and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis.

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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 works as an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Antioch, CA and Pleasant Hill, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Choi average 5.0 stars out of 5. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Delta Medical Center, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. Dr. Choi accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She has an open panel. She attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency.

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

Dr. Zahora Ally is a specialist in radiation oncology. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ally accepts. After completing medical school at McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences, she performed her residency at Howard University Hospital. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Eden Medical Center, and Sutter Delta Medical Center. She is open to 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 sees patients in San Mateo, CA, San Leandro, CA, and Dublin, CA. Her medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Kao honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. 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 (or staff) is conversant in Croatian, Serbian, and Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. Dr. Kao is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Wilson Tong, MD
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 is affiliated with Sutter Delta Medical Center, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is accepting new patients. He graduated from the University of Arizona College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic.

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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). He has a special interest in pancreatic surgery. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Rassai's education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at San Joaquin General Hospital. He is conversant in Medical Spanish. Dr. Rassai's hospital/clinic affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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.