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We found 5 medical oncologists who accept Blue Shield of California - Shared Advantage PPO ASO - Tiered Network Plan for Alameda Hospital near Berkeley, CA.

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Dr. Oleg Igor Krijanovski, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
2001 Dwight Way
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Oleg Krijanovski is a specialist in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). He works in Berkeley, CA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Krijanovski include blood and marrow transplant. Dr. Krijanovski's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He is accepting new patients. After attending Second Moscow State Medical Institute for medical school, Dr. Krijanovski completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. In addition to English, he speaks Russian.

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Clinical interests: Hepatobiliary Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Sarcoma, Colon Cancer, Bone Marrow Transplant, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rajesh Behl, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2001 Dwight Way
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Rajesh Behl is a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Berkeley, CA. Dr. Behl (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. In Dr. Behl's practice, he is particularly interested in blood and marrow transplant. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Behl attended medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. The average patient rating for Dr. Behl is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Behl has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Blood and Marrow Transplant

Dr. Milana Vera Dolezal, MS, MD
Specializes in Other, Medical Oncology, Hematology
2001 Dwight Way
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Milana Dolezal is a medical specialist in medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders). Dr. Dolezal (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Czech. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, she performed her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dolezal takes. Dr. Dolezal's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Susan Yu- Shan Kao, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2001 Dwight Way
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Susan Kao is an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Berkeley, CA. Dr. Kao's areas of expertise include lung cancer, colon cancer, and gynecologic cancer. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She is open to new patients. She graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In addition to English, Dr. Kao speaks Mandarin.

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Clinical interests: Research, Gynecologic Cancer, Hepatobiliary Cancer, Liver Cancer, Sarcoma, Colon Cancer, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Uma Suryadevara, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2001 Dwight Way
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Uma Suryadevara is a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Berkeley, CA. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Osmania Medical College for medical school, Dr. Suryadevara completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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.