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We found 4 medical oncologists who accept Blue Shield of California - Shared Advantage PPO ASO 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's medical specialty is adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). Dr. Krijanovski speaks Russian. His areas of expertise include 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. Krijanovski is a graduate of Second Moscow State Medical Institute. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Krijanovski honors several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. He is accepting new patients.

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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's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Behl has a special interest in blood and marrow transplant. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Behl (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). 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's specialties are medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders). She practices in Berkeley, CA. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Dolezal accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She is open to new patients. Dr. Dolezal attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Dolezal (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Czech.

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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's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Kao include lung cancer, colon cancer, and gynecologic cancer. She honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Kao attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Kao speaks Mandarin. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

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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.