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We found 11 medical oncologists who accept United Healthcare POS near Berkeley, CA.

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

Dr. Oleg Krijanovski is an adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders) specialist in Berkeley, CA. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Krijanovski attended medical school at Second Moscow State Medical Institute. He has a special interest in blood and marrow transplant. Dr. Krijanovski's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Krijanovski honors. In addition to English, he speaks Russian. Dr. Krijanovski's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Krijanovski's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Gary Robert Cecchi, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2001 Dwight Way
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Gary Cecchi's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Cecchi is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Before performing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Cecchi attended Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Cecchi has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Rajesh Behl is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Berkeley, CA. Dr. Behl's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Behl include blood and marrow transplant. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to 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. Dr. Behl has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Behl (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Behl is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). He is open to new patients.

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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 specialist in medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders). She works in Berkeley, CA. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dolezal attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. Dr. Dolezal (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Czech. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She is open to new patients.

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Dr. Ostap G Melnyk, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1480 64th Street; Suite 100
Emeryville, CA
 

Dr. Ostap Melnyk is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Melnyk takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Michael Reese Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Ukrainian. Dr. Melnyk's professional affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Medical Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). His 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, who practices in Berkeley, CA, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. In addition to English, she speaks Mandarin. These areas are among Dr. Kao's clinical interests: lung cancer, colon cancer, and gynecologic cancer. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Kao accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. David Harrison Irwin, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2001 Dwight Way
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. David Irwin is an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Berkeley, CA. Dr. Irwin is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Irwin's residency was performed at Penn State Hershey Medical Center.

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

Dr. Uma Suryadevara is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She attended Osmania Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada for residency. Dr. Suryadevara is especially interested in blood disorders. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Suryadevara accepts. Dr. Suryadevara is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Blood Disorders, Breast Cancer

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Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2001 Dwight Way
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Martha Tracy is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She works in Berkeley, CA and Oakland, CA. Her areas of expertise consist of cancer, general care, and blood disorders. Dr. Tracy is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. For her residency, Dr. Tracy trained at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders, Cancer, General Care

Dr. Min Yan, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, Hematology
1480 64th Street; Suite 100
Emeryville, CA
 

Dr. Min Yan practices medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders). He is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese. Dr. Yan's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. His education and training includes medical school at Peking Union Medical College and residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Yan's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Immunotherapy, Myelodysplastic Syndromes, Ovarian Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1480 64th Street; Suite 100
Emeryville, CA
 

Dr. Akshiv Malhotra's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He honors AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Malhotra has an open panel. For his residency, Dr. Malhotra trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University.

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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.