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We found 6 oncologists who accept Sharp Health Plan near Coronado, CA.

Dr. Kristen N Rice, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
230 Prospect Place; Suite 210
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Kristen Rice practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Rice has a special interest in hospice (end-of-life care), sickle cell disease, and breast cancer. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After attending the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). She is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Rice has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Sickle Cell Disease, Blood Disorders, Cancer, Hospice, Breast Cancer

Dr. Charles H Redfern, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
230 Prospect Place; #210
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Charles Redfern practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, lung cancer, and hodgkin's lymphoma. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Redfern graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Redfern's professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Bone Marrow Aspiration, Brain Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Blood ... (Read more)

Dr. Alfred Saleh, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
230 Prospect Place; Suite 210
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Alfred Saleh's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology; he sees patients in San Diego, CA and Coronado, CA. He has a special interest in lung cancer, non-hodgkin's lymphoma, and general care. Dr. Saleh is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Albany Medical College and performed his residency at Albany Medical Center. Dr. Saleh has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Myeloma, Blood Disorders, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, General Care, Breast Cancer

Dr. Jennifer M Fisher, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4060 4th Avenue; Suite 440
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Jennifer Fisher is a San Diego, CA physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for residency. Dr. Fisher is especially interested in breast cancer and blood disorders. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Fisher is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Blood Disorders, Cancer, Breast Cancer

Dr. Rajesh Belani, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4060 4th Avenue; Suite 440
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Rajesh Belani works as a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. Dr. Belani is especially interested in breast cancer and blood disorders. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his residency, Dr. Belani trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Belani (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Belani is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Blood Disorders, Cancer, Breast Cancer

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
200 W Arbor Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Annette Drygalski practices adult hematology and adult oncology in San Diego, CA. Dr. Drygalski honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Drygalski (or staff) speaks German and French.

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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.