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

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

Dr. Dean Lim's areas of specialization are adult oncology and medical oncology. Dr. Lim (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Filipino, and Min Nan. He has a special interest in gastrointestinal cancer. He is affiliated with City of Hope. Dr. Lim attended medical school at the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer

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

Dr. Robert Morgan's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Before completing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Morgan attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria. He has a special interest in gynecologic cancer. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Italian. Dr. Morgan is professionally affiliated with City of Hope.

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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's areas of specialization are adult oncology and medical oncology; he sees patients in Duarte, CA. Dr. Stein is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Stein (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Russian. Dr. Stein is affiliated with City of Hope.

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Clinical interests: Urologic Cancer, Urologic Disorders

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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 practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reckamp include lung cancer. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Reckamp's education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. She is professionally 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 an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Duarte, CA and South Pasadena, CA. He has a special interest in cancer and blood disorders. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, Dr. Koehler performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He has received distinctions including 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. Dr. Koehler's professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital and City of Hope.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders, 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. She is conversant in Spanish. She is especially interested in blood disorders. Dr. Stewart is affiliated with City of Hope. She graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She honors Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Stewart has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders

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 a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Duarte, CA, South Pasadena, CA, and Arcadia, CA. His clinical interests include lung cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, and urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Dr. Chung is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Boston Medical Center and Roger Williams Medical Center, Dr. Chung attended Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He is conversant in Cantonese. He is professionally affiliated with City of Hope.

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

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

Dr. Jana Portnow is an oncologist and medical oncologist in Duarte, CA. Before performing her residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Portnow attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school. Dr. Portnow takes Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is 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 in Duarte, CA. She is especially interested in lung cancer. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cristea graduated from Gr. T. Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi. She speaks Romanian. She is professionally affiliated with City of Hope.

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Clinical interests: 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 a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chow include sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer) and melanoma. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chow is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and a graduate of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Chow has received the following distinctions: 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. He is professionally affiliated with City of Hope.

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Clinical interests: Sarcoma, Melanoma

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

Dr. George Somlo works as an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. He is conversant in Hungarian. Dr. Somlo has a special interest in developmental therapeutics, multiple myeloma, and bone marrow transplant. He is affiliated with City of Hope. Dr. Somlo's education and training includes medical school at Hungary and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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

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

Dr. Marianna Koczywas sees patients in Duarte, CA. Her medical specialties are adult oncology and medical oncology. Patient ratings for Dr. Koczywas average 5.0 stars out of 5. She has a special interest in thoracic cancer and blood disorders. She is professionally affiliated with City of Hope. Dr. Koczywas is an in-network provider for Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Medical University of Lodz and 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.

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Clinical interests: Thoracic Cancer, Blood Disorders

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

Dr. Sumanta Pal works as a medical oncologist. In addition to English, Dr. Pal speaks Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Pal include bladder cancer, kidney cancer, and prostate cancer. He is professionally affiliated with City of Hope. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Pal honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Pal has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars.

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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; he sees patients in Duarte, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Nakamura include myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), leukemia, and lymphoma. Dr. Nakamura honors Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals. His distinctions include: to and Recipient, Tim Nesvig Lymphoma Fellowship Award. Dr. Nakamura is conversant in Japanese. He is affiliated with City of Hope.

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

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

Dr. Joseph Chao's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, stomach cancer, and liver tumor. He is affiliated with City of Hope. Dr. Chao takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Chao's training includes a residency program at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. His distinctions include: Paul Calabresi Career Development Award in Clinical Oncology, National Institutes of Health; Extramural Clinical Research LRP Award, National Institutes of Health; and AACR/ASCO Workshop on Methods in Clinical Cancer Research Junior Faculty Participant. He speaks Mandarin.

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Clinical interests: Liver Tumor, Pancreatic Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Arti Hurria is a Duarte, CA physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Hurria has indicated that her clinical interests include breast cancer. She is professionally affiliated with City of Hope. She obtained her medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed her residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Her 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).

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Clinical interests: Breast 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.