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We found 5 oncologists who accept Sharp Health Plan near Coronado, CA.

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

Dr. Charles Redfern's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Redfern include bladder cancer, lung cancer, and hodgkin's lymphoma. Dr. Redfern is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. His education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.

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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 studied medicine at Albany Medical College. Dr. Saleh trained at Albany Medical Center for residency. His areas of clinical interest consist of lung cancer, non-hodgkin's lymphoma, and general care. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Saleh honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Saleh welcomes 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 specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Fisher's areas of clinical interest consist of breast cancer and blood disorders. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Her professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Fisher 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's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He practices in San Diego, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Belani (or staff) speaks Hindi. He has indicated that his clinical interests include breast cancer and blood disorders. His professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Belani honors. Dr. Belani has an open panel.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Drygalski (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: German and French. Dr. Drygalski studied medicine at Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich Faculty of Medicine. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.