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We found 17 oncologists who accept Aetna QPOS near Burlingame, CA.

Dr. Kimberly Moore Dalal, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 5th Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Kimberly Dalal's specialties are general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery. She practices in San Mateo, CA and Burlingame, CA. She is especially interested in video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), colorectal surgery procedures, and cancer surgery. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). Dr. Dalal studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Dalal trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. The average patient rating for Dr. Dalal is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Dalal accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Lymphadenectomy, Thoracic Problems, Research, Rectal Problems, Rectal ... (Read more)

Dr. Randolph W.Y. Wong, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 5th Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Randolph Wong works as a general surgeon, surgical oncologist, and colon and rectal surgeon in Burlingame, CA, San Mateo, CA, and Daly City, CA. His areas of expertise include colorectal surgery procedures. Dr. Wong has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wong takes. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona. Dr. Wong is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Melanoma, Cancer Surgery, Breast Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrea Petron Metkus, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
50 S. San Mateo; Suite 360
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Andrea Metkus is a general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist. Dr. Metkus attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. She is especially interested in breast surgery. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Metkus is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Breast Surgery

Dr. Rudolf Fabian Buntic, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Surgical Oncology
101 N. El Camino Real; Suite A
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Rudolf Buntic practices plastic surgery, hand surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) in San Francisco, CA and San Mateo, CA. Dr. Buntic's areas of expertise include microsurgery and reconstructive surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended McGill University Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Buntic has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Microsurgery, Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Jenta Shen, PhD, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Other
101 South San Mateo Drive; Suite 115
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Jenta Shen's area of specialization is gynecologic oncology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shen include gynecologic cancer. Dr. Shen accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shen is a graduate of National Taiwan University School of Medicine. For Dr. Shen's professional training, Dr. Shen completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, Dr. Shen speaks Mandarin, Taiwanese, and Cantonese. Dr. Shen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Seton Medical Center. Dr. Shen has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Cystoscopy, Loop Electrosurgical Excision, Hysteroscopy, Vulvar Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jelena M Milojevic, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
218 De Anza Boulevard
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Jelena Kao is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kao has an open panel. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and Stanford University School of Medicine and residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Kao (or staff) speaks the following languages: Croatian, Serbian, and Spanish.

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Dr. Robert Niteen Sinha, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology
100 S. San Mateo Drive
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Robert Sinha is a radiation oncologist and medical oncologist in Pleasanton, CA, San Mateo, CA, and Mountain View, CA. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Sinha (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Sinha's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). He has an open panel.

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Dr. Dirk Stephen Baumann, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Thoracic Surgery
1501 Trousdale Drive; 5th Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Dirk Baumann is a vascular surgeon, surgical oncologist, and thoracic surgeon in San Mateo, CA, Burlingame, CA, and Daly City, CA. He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and endovascular surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Baumann takes. After completing medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, Dr. Baumann performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Baumann's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Endovascular Surgery

Dr. Bruce L Allen, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Cardiothoracic Surgery
50 S San Mateo Drive; Suite 360
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Bruce Allen is a San Mateo, CA physician who specializes in general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and cardiothoracic surgery. His areas of expertise consist of melanoma, robotic surgery, and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Allen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Allen attended Stanford University School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Allen is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Melanoma, Laparoscopic Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Edward Y.C. Chan, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1828 El Camino Real; Suite 808
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Edward Chan, who practices in San Francisco, CA, San Mateo, CA, and Burlingame, CA, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Chan at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. Dr. Chan is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Seton Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Michael Thomas Margolis, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Urogynecology
1820 Odgen Drive; 2nd Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Michael Margolis practices gynecologic oncology and urogynecology in Pleasanton, CA, San Mateo, CA, and Burlingame, CA. Before performing his residency at Good Samaritan Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas, Dr. Margolis attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Margolis include pelvic surgery, cancer, and uterine problems. Dr. Margolis has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Margolis is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Rectal Problems, Implant Surgery, Urodynamic Testing, Sexual Medicine, Fecal Incontinence, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Marc Kurtzman, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
100 S San Mateo Drive
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Steven Kurtzman is a radiation oncologist. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Kurtzman accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Kent Marc-Josef Adler, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
218 De Anza Boulevard
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Kent Adler is a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in San Mateo, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Adler include lung cancer and breast cancer. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Adler obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). Dr. Adler is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Lung Cancer, Breast Cancer

Dr. Karen G Chee, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
218 De Anza Boulevard
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Karen Chee's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; she sees patients in San Mateo, CA. Dr. Chee is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. She has a special interest in blood disorders. Dr. Chee is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG).

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Clinical interests: Immunotherapy, Research, Hepatobiliary Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Al V Taira, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
100 S. San Mateo Drive
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Al Taira practices radiation oncology in Mountain View, CA and San Mateo, CA. Dr. Taira's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). He studied medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Taira trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more.

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Dr. Bradley Cameron Ekstrand, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
218 De Anza Boulevard
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Bradley Ekstrand works as a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in San Mateo, CA. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). After attending Yale School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Dr. Ekstrand is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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What is Oncology?

An oncologist is a physician who is concerned with the treatment of tumors and cancers. Cancer is when cells in the human body grow in an abnormal or out-of-control way. The goal of oncology is to cure a patient’s cancer, or, if the cancer is incurable, to control the cancer and reduce the symptoms for as long as possible.

Oncologists have several roles in their interaction with patients. They diagnose cancer and determine what stage the cancer is in, or to what extent the cancer has grown. They explain the diagnosis and stage to the patient, and they recommend treatment and deliver care. During treatment, oncologists are responsible for maintaining quality of life for their patients by reducing pain and side effects from medications.

There are three main types of oncologists:
  • Medical Oncologists specialize in the use of medications, especially chemotherapy, to kill cancer cells. In some areas, the term “medical oncologist” refers to the oncologist who is overall in charge of making decisions about a patient’s treatment.
  • Surgical Oncologists specialize in surgical treatments for cancer, such as biopsies (where small tissue samples are taken and examined), or surgical removal of tumors and surrounding tissue.
  • Radiation Oncologists specialize in the use of radiation (a kind of high powered x-ray) to kill cancer.

The American Society of Clinical Oncology also recognizes the subspecialties of Gynecological Oncology, which focuses on cancers of the female reproductive tract, and Pediatric Oncology, which deals with cancers that are most common in childhood.

In the United States, nearly one-half of all men and one-third of all women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes. It is an unfortunately common disease that can sometimes be life-threatening. Oncologists provide care to millions of people facing that diagnosis every year.