We found 31 oncologists who accept Aetna QPOS near Concord, CA.

Dr. Kuang-Hwa Kenneth Chao, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
400 Taylor Boulevard; #101
Pleasant Hill, CA
 

Dr. Kuang-Hwa Chao specializes in radiation oncology. Dr. Chao's clinical interests encompass brachytherapy (seed implants) and breast cancer. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Chao is conversant in Mandarin. His professional affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter Delta Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Brachytherapy, Radiation Therapy, Breast Cancer

Dr. Joseph Charles Torkildson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Joseph Torkildson is a specialist in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Torkildson include cancer and blood disorders. Dr. Torkildson's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Before performing his residency at Naval Hospital Oakland, Dr. Torkildson attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Torkildson takes. Dr. Torkildson has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders, Chemotherapy, Spinal Cord Tumor, Cancer, Brain Tumor

Dr. Caroline Aimee Hastings, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Caroline Hastings' specialties are pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Before performing her residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Hastings attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Hastings's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Spinal Cord Tumor, Acute Leukemia

Dr. Lesley C Martin, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2571 Park Avenue
Concord, CA
 

Dr. Lesley Martin is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She has a special interest in blood disorders. Dr. Martin is affiliated with Sutter Solano Medical Center, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. She has an open panel. Dr. Martin attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency.

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Clinical interests: Immunotherapy, Gynecologic Cancer, Hepatobiliary Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Sarcoma, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Ostap G Melnyk, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
400 Taylor Boulevard; #201
Pleasant Hill, CA
 

Dr. Ostap Melnyk is a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and a graduate of Michael Reese Hospital's residency program. Patient ratings for Dr. Melnyk average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Melnyk is conversant in Ukrainian. His 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. Dimitry L Lerner, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
365 Lennon Lane; Suite 250
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Dimitry Lerner is a specialist in gynecologic oncology. He attended Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for residency. Dr. Lerner has a special interest in ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer, and vulvar cancer. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Lerner speaks Russian. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Colposcopy, Tumor, Vaginal Cancer, Vulvar Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, Endometrial ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Elliott Vichinsky is a pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology specialist. Dr. Vichinsky's areas of expertise include the following: sickle cell disease and thalassemia. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and a graduate of Seattle Children's Hospital's residency program. Dr. Vichinsky accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He has received distinctions including San Francisco Super Doctors; Distinguished Leadership As Chair of the CAF Medical Advisory Board; and Lifetime Achievement Award, Sickle Cell Disease Foundation of California. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sickle Cell Disease, Iron Overload, Thalassemia, Apheresis, Brain Injury

Dr. Sravana Kumar Chennupati, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
400 Taylor Boulevard; #101
Pleasant Hill, CA
 

Dr. Sravana Chennupati practices radiation oncology in Berkeley, CA and Pleasant Hill, CA. He attended Stanford University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University for residency. He has a special interest in radiation therapy. Dr. Chennupati takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Chennupati's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy, Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy, Clinical Trials, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rakesh Donthineni, MBA, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Orthopedic Oncology
130 La Casa Viaduct; Building 3-#111
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Rakesh Donthineni is a spine surgeon, cancer surgeon, and orthopedic oncologist in Oakland, CA and Walnut Creek, CA. He attended the University of Wales College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for residency. His clinical interests encompass spine surgery procedures. Dr. Donthineni is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Donthineni's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Spine Surgery Procedures

Dr. Elizabeth A Odumakinde, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2571 Park Avenue
Concord, CA
 

Dr. Elizabeth Odumakinde works as an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Concord, CA, Vallejo, CA, and Brentwood, CA. She speaks Yoruba. Dr. Odumakinde's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Solano Medical Center, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. Before performing her residency at VA Medical Center, Dr. Odumakinde attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Odumakinde's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Jelena M Milojevic, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
400 Taylor Boulevard; Suite 201
Pleasant Hill, CA
 

Dr. Jelena Kao's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Kao (or staff) speaks Croatian, Serbian, and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. She is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and Stanford University School of Medicine and a graduate of Stanford University Medical Center's residency program. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kao honors. She welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Mark Walters is a pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology specialist. Dr. Walters is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Walters attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Transplant, Sickle Cell Disease, Thalassemia, Apheresis

Dr. Yelena Krupitskaya, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2571 Park Avenue
Concord, CA
 

Dr. Yelena Krupitskaya's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Solano Medical Center, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Krupitskaya is open to new patients. She attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Krupitskaya (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian.

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Dr. Joan Mistretta Fisher, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
1601 Ygnacio Valley Road
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Joan Fisher works as a pediatric hematologist and pediatric oncologist. Her areas of clinical interest consist of hypnosis (hypnotherapy), hospice (end-of-life care), and leukemia. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Fisher accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and more. Dr. Fisher is accepting new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine and residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders, Leukemia, Palliative Care, Hypnosis, Cancer, Lymphoma, Hospice

Dr. Beverly F McLeod, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2571 Park Avenue
Concord, CA
 

Dr. Beverly McLeod's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; she sees patients in Concord, CA and Vallejo, CA. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Solano Medical Center, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. She attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital and VA Medical Center. Dr. McLeod honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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Dr. Christine Sumi Chung, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
400 Taylor Boulevard; #101
Pleasant Hill, CA
 

Dr. Christine Chung is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. In addition to English, Dr. Chung (or staff) speaks Korean, Spanish, and French. Dr. Chung has a special interest in radiation therapy. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. She attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. For her residency, Dr. Chung trained at Harvard Radiation Oncology Program. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. She 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.