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

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

Dr. Robert Morgan practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Duarte, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Morgan include gynecologic cancer. He is affiliated with City of Hope. Dr. Morgan honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. He is conversant in Italian.

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Clinical interests: Gynecologic Cancer

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

Dr. Cy Stein works as an adult oncologist and medical oncologist. He is professionally affiliated with City of Hope. Dr. Stein accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Stein (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Russian.

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Clinical interests: Urologic Cancer, Urologic Disorders

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

Dr. Dean Lim, who practices in Duarte, CA, is a medical specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. Dr. Lim (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Filipino, and Min Nan. Dr. Lim has a special interest in gastrointestinal cancer. He is affiliated with City of Hope. He studied medicine at the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer

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

Dr. Karen Reckamp's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include lung cancer. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reckamp accepts. Dr. Reckamp graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Reckamp completed a residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Reckamp has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. She is affiliated with City of Hope.

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Clinical interests: Thoracic Cancer, Lung Cancer

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

Dr. Samuel Chung is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chung include lung cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, and urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Dr. Chung performed his residency at Boston Medical Center and Roger Williams Medical Center. Dr. Chung has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. He speaks Cantonese. He is affiliated with City of Hope.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer, Blood Disorders, Urologic Disorders, 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 hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Duarte, CA and South Pasadena, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Koehler include cancer and blood disorders. His professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital and City of Hope. Dr. Koehler is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and a graduate of Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Koehler has received professional recognition including the following: 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 the following languages: Spanish and Chinese.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders, Cancer

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

Dr. Jana Portnow is an adult oncologist and medical oncologist. After completing medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, she performed her residency at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Portnow accepts several insurance carriers, including Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She is professionally affiliated with City of Hope.

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Clinical interests: Cancer

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

Dr. Mihaela Cristea practices adult oncology and medical oncology. She attended medical school at Gr. T. Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi. In her practice, Dr. Cristea focuses on lung cancer. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cristea honors. In addition to English, Dr. Cristea speaks Romanian. She is affiliated with City of Hope.

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Clinical interests: Lung Cancer

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

Dr. Daphne Stewart is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In Dr. Stewart's practice, she is particularly interested in blood disorders. She is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Stewart speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with City of Hope.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders

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 hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Durate, CA and Duarte, CA. In Dr. Chow's practice, he is particularly interested in sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer) and melanoma. He is professionally affiliated with City of Hope. 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. Dr. Chow honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. 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.

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Clinical interests: Sarcoma, Melanoma

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

Dr. Marianna Koczywas is an adult oncology and medical oncology specialist. In her practice, she is particularly interested in thoracic cancer and blood disorders. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Koczywas is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She graduated from Medical University of Lodz and then she performed her residency at St. Francis Medical Center, Pittsburgh. She has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Koczywas (or staff) is conversant in Polish and Russian. She is affiliated with City of Hope.

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Clinical interests: Thoracic Cancer, Blood Disorders

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

Dr. George Somlo's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Duarte, CA. Dr. Somlo has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include developmental therapeutics, multiple myeloma, and bone marrow transplant. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Somlo attended medical school at Hungary. Dr. Somlo speaks Hungarian. He is professionally 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 specializes in medical oncology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in bladder cancer, kidney cancer, and prostate cancer. Dr. Pal is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Pal is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally 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's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His medical residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Nakamura has a special interest in myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), leukemia, and lymphoma. He honors Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Nakamura include: to and Recipient, Tim Nesvig Lymphoma Fellowship Award. In addition to English, he speaks Japanese. He is affiliated with City of Hope.

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

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

Dr. Arti Hurria is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. She attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Hurria completed her residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Her clinical interests encompass breast cancer. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hurria has received distinctions including 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. Sanjeet Singh Dadwal, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Sanjeet Dadwal is an adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders) specialist in Duarte, CA. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dadwal attended All India Institute of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at All India Institute of Medical Sciences and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Dadwal (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. He is affiliated with City of Hope.

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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.