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

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

Dr. Stephen Koehler's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Koehler's clinical interests encompass cancer and blood disorders. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and then went on to complete 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 Spanish and Chinese. His 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's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include blood disorders. She is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Stewart graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Stewart trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. She has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with City of Hope.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders

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

Dr. Karen Reckamp specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Reckamp obtained her medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She has a special interest in lung cancer. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. She is affiliated with City of Hope.

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Clinical interests: Thoracic Cancer, Lung Cancer

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

Dr. Robert Morgan is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Duarte, CA. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and then went on to complete his residency at Mayo Clinic. In his practice, Dr. Morgan focuses on gynecologic cancer. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Morgan is conversant in Italian. He is 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 specialties are adult oncology and medical oncology. He practices in Duarte, CA. Dr. Stein (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Russian. Dr. Stein is professionally affiliated with City of Hope. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Urologic Cancer, Urologic Disorders

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

Dr. Dean Lim works as an oncologist and medical oncologist. Dr. Lim attended medical school at the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. In his practice, Dr. Lim focuses on gastrointestinal cancer. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Lim (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Filipino, and Min Nan. He is professionally affiliated with City of Hope.

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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. Mariana Koczywas sees patients in Duarte, CA. Her medical specialties are adult oncology and medical oncology. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among her clinical interests: thoracic cancer and blood disorders. Dr. Koczywas is in-network for Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Medical University of Lodz. For her professional training, Dr. Koczywas completed a residency program at St. Francis Medical Center, Pittsburgh. She has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Koczywas (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Polish and Russian. She is professionally affiliated with City of Hope.

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Clinical interests: Thoracic Cancer, Blood Disorders

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 practices in Duarte, CA, South Pasadena, CA, and Arcadia, CA. Dr. Chung is a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Boston Medical Center and Roger Williams Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, and urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chung has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, 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. Warren Allen Chow, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Warren Chow is a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chow include sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer) and melanoma. Dr. Chow is professionally affiliated with City of Hope. He 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. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 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. Jana Lynn Portnow, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Jana Portnow specializes in adult oncology and medical oncology and practices in Duarte, CA. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before completing her residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Portnow attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Portnow is affiliated with City of Hope.

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Clinical interests: Cancer

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

Dr. Rytotaro Nakamura, who practices in Duarte, CA, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Nakamura is especially interested in myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), leukemia, and lymphoma. He honors Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. His distinctions include: to and Recipient, Tim Nesvig Lymphoma Fellowship Award. He speaks Japanese. Dr. Nakamura 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 is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Duarte, CA. After attending Stanford University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Leong is especially interested in gastrointestinal cancer. She is rated highly by her patients. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Leong speaks Spanish. Dr. Leong is professionally affiliated with City of Hope.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer

Dr. Przemyslaw W Twardowski, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Przemyslaw Twardowski's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He practices in Durate, CA and Duarte, CA. Dr. Twardowski's clinical interests include bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Twardowski's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Twardowski (or staff) is conversant in Polish and Russian. He is affiliated with City of Hope.

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

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

Dr. George Somlo sees patients in Duarte, CA. His medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Somlo is a graduate of Semmelweis University Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Somlo trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in developmental therapeutics, multiple myeloma, and bone marrow transplant. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Somlo is conversant in Hungarian. Dr. Somlo 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 works as a medical oncologist. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In his practice, he is particularly interested in bladder cancer, kidney cancer, and prostate cancer. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pal takes. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Pal include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, he speaks 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. Pablo M Parker, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Pablo Parker specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Parker (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Portuguese. Dr. Parker is affiliated with City of Hope. He studied medicine at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Faculty of Medicine. He takes Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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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