We found 43 medical oncologists who accept Health Net HSP near Arcadia, CA.

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Dr. Karen Lynn Reckamp, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Karen Reckamp is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She works in Duarte, CA. She graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. In Dr. Reckamp's practice, she is particularly interested in lung cancer. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Reckamp has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. She is affiliated with City of Hope.

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Clinical interests: Thoracic Cancer, Lung Cancer

Dr. Stephen C Koehler, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Koehler is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cancer and blood disorders. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Koehler attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Mosby Book Award, UCI School of Medicine; Lang Book Award, UCI School of Medicine; and Outstanding Senior Student, UCI School of Medicine. Dr. Koehler (or staff) speaks Spanish and Chinese. He is affiliated with Huntington Hospital and City of Hope.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders, Cancer

Dr. Cy Aaron Stein, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Cy Stein is a medical specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Stein attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. Dr. Stein has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Stein (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Russian. He is affiliated with City of Hope.

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Clinical interests: Urologic Cancer, Urologic Disorders

Dr. Daphne Brooks Stewart, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
301 W Huntington Drive; Suite 400
Arcadia, CA
 

Dr. Daphne Stewart's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She is conversant in Spanish. In her practice, Dr. Stewart focuses on blood disorders. She is professionally affiliated with City of Hope. Dr. Stewart attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For her professional training, Dr. Stewart completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders

Dr. Robert J Morgan Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Robert Morgan is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He has a special interest in gynecologic cancer. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, Dr. Morgan performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Morgan is conversant in Italian. He is professionally affiliated with City of Hope.

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Clinical interests: Gynecologic Cancer

Dr. Samuel Wai-Kee Chung Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
301 W Huntington Drive; Suite 400
Arcadia, CA
 

Dr. Samuel Chung's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is especially interested in lung cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, and urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He is affiliated with City of Hope. Dr. Chung is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Before completing his residency at Boston Medical Center and Roger Williams Medical Center, Dr. Chung attended medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Chung speaks Cantonese.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer, Blood Disorders, Urologic Disorders, Lung Cancer

Dr. Warren Allen Chow, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Warren Chow is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Durate, CA and Duarte, CA. Dr. Chow's clinical interests encompass sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer) and melanoma. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and performed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Anita Ashby Memorial Research Award (Melanoma Research Foundation); National Institute of Health / City of Hope Clinical Oncology Research Career Development Award; and Fellowship, American College of Physicians. Dr. Chow is affiliated with City of Hope.

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Clinical interests: Sarcoma, Melanoma

Dr. Dean W Lim, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Dean Lim sees patients in Duarte, CA. His medical specialties are adult oncology and medical oncology. Dr. Lim (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Filipino, and Min Nan. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lim include gastrointestinal cancer. Dr. Lim is professionally affiliated with City of Hope. He is a graduate of the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer

Dr. Marianna Koczywas, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Marianna Koczywas' medical specialty is adult oncology and medical oncology. Dr. Koczywas (or staff) speaks Polish and Russian. Dr. Koczywas has a special interest in thoracic cancer and blood disorders. She is affiliated with City of Hope. She graduated from Medical University of Lodz and then she performed her residency at St. Francis Medical Center, Pittsburgh. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Koczywas takes Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Thoracic Cancer, Blood Disorders

Dr. Jana Lynn Portnow, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Jana Portnow is a specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. She works in Duarte, CA. Dr. Portnow takes Health Net, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before completing her residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Portnow attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. She is professionally affiliated with City of Hope.

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Clinical interests: Cancer

Dr. George Somlo, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. George Somlo is a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. His areas of expertise include developmental therapeutics, multiple myeloma, and bone marrow transplant. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Somlo honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Somlo attended medical school at Semmelweis University Faculty of Medicine. He speaks Hungarian. Dr. Somlo is affiliated with City of Hope.

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Clinical interests: Developmental Therapeutics, Blood Disorders, Bone Marrow Transplant, Multiple Myeloma, Breast Cancer

Dr. Sumanta Kumar Pal, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Sumanta Pal's specialty is medical oncology. Dr. Pal attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, kidney cancer, and prostate cancer. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pal takes. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Pal is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with City of Hope.

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Urologic Disorders, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Rytotaro Nakamura, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Ryotaro Nakamura practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for his residency. His areas of expertise include myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), leukemia, and lymphoma. Dr. Nakamura takes Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: to and Recipient, Tim Nesvig Lymphoma Fellowship Award. Dr. Nakamura speaks Japanese. He is affiliated with City of Hope.

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Clinical interests: Blood Cancers, Myelodysplastic Syndromes, Leukemia, Lymphoma

Dr. Lucille Ann Leong, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Lucille Leong's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She practices in Duarte, CA. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Leong has indicated that her clinical interests include gastrointestinal cancer. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Her education and training includes medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine and residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Leong has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Leong is professionally affiliated with City of Hope.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer

Dr. Arti Hurria, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Arti Hurria specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Duarte, CA. She has indicated that her clinical interests include breast cancer. Dr. Hurria honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Hurria attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Hurria's distinctions include: B. J. Kennedy Award for Scientific Excellence in Geriatric Oncology; ASCO Leadership Development Program; and Paul B. Beeson Career Development Award in Aging (K23). She is professionally affiliated with City of Hope.

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Clinical interests: Breast Cancer

Dr. Mihaela C Cristea, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Mihaela Cristea's specialties are adult oncology and medical oncology. She practices in Duarte, CA. She is a graduate of Gr. T. Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi. Dr. Cristea is especially interested in lung cancer. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She speaks Romanian. Dr. Cristea is affiliated with City of Hope.

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Clinical interests: Lung Cancer

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What is Medical Oncology?

Medical oncologists are physicians who treat cancer through the use of medication, usually chemotherapy. Often a medical oncologist is the doctor in charge of a cancer patient’s health care, and this doctor may organize and coordinate all the care the patient receives, even that from other specialists.

Oncologist is a fancy word for a physician who treats cancer. There are three main types of oncologists: surgical oncologists perform surgery, radiation oncologists provide radiation therapy, and medical oncologists treat cancer with chemotherapy and other medication. There are also other distinctions between oncologists. For example, some oncologists specialize only in one or two tumor types (such as breast cancer or lung cancer), and pediatric oncologists only treat children and teens. However, all medical oncologists will be knowledgeable about the use of medicine to treat cancer.

While traditional chemotherapy is the most common medication used to treat cancer, other medications that a medical oncologist might use include hormonal therapies (such as Tamoxifen) or a newer kind of treatment called targeted therapy. Targeted therapy medications act only on cancer cells, while chemotherapy acts on all dividing cells in the body.

The care provided by medical oncologists usually begins when cancer is first suspected. They diagnose and stage cancer, or describe how serious it is. Medical oncologists are often the ones to explain to patients where their cancer is located, how severe their case is, and what treatment is recommended. They manage treatment and follow-up care after the cancer is removed, or they provide palliative care for patients whose cancer cannot be successfully treated.

Medical oncologists typically work with a group of health care providers that form a cancer team to provide care for each patient. The cancer team can include other physicians (such as oncologists and pathologists), oncological nurses, or social workers. Each specialist brings a very specific set of skills to the team, so working together as one unit, they offer a greater breadth of knowledge and skills for each patient.
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