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We found 8 oncologists who accept Anthem Blue Cross EPO near Encinitas, CA.

Dr. Tahir Ijaz, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
477 N El Camino Real; Suite D100
Encinitas, CA
 

Dr. Tahir Ijaz's specialty is radiation oncology. His clinical interests include radiation therapy. Dr. Ijaz's professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Ijaz's education and training includes medical school at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Manitoba.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. James John Urbanic, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1200 Garden View Road; Ucsd Radiation Oncology North County #210
Encinitas, CA
 

Dr. James Urbanic's specialty is radiation oncology. His clinical interests include radiation therapy. Dr. Urbanic takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He obtained his medical school training at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and performed his residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Darren S Sigal, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
310 Santa Fe Drive; Suite 311
Encinitas, CA
 

Dr. Darren Sigal practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His clinical interests encompass general care and blood disorders. Dr. Sigal is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. His professional affiliations include Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, Scripps Green Hospital, and Scripps Clinic Rancho Bernardo. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders, General Care

Dr. Kenneth Takeshi Shimizu, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
477 N El Camino Real; Suite D100
Encinitas, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Shimizu is a radiation oncologist in San Diego, CA, Vista, CA, and Encinitas, CA. His areas of expertise include radiation therapy. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Shimizu performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Shimizu is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Scripps Green Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1200 Garden View Road; Suite 200
Encinitas, CA
 

Dr. Rupa Subramanian sees patients in Vista, CA and Encinitas, CA. Her medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Her areas of expertise consist of cancer and blood disorders. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Lady Hardinge Medical College for medical school, Dr. Subramanian completed her residency training at VA Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Subramanian (or staff) speaks Hindi. She is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Dr. Subramanian is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders, Cancer

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1200 Garden View Road; Suite 200
Encinitas, CA
 

Dr. Fareeha Siddiqui works as a hematologist and adult oncologist in Vista, CA and Encinitas, CA. Her clinical interests encompass cancer, general care, and blood disorders. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Siddiqui honors. Dr. Siddiqui obtained her medical school training at Aga Khan University Medical College and performed her residency at Michael Reese Hospital. Dr. Siddiqui (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, French, and Hindi. Dr. Siddiqui is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders, Cancer, General Care

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1200 Garden View Road; Suite 200
Encinitas, CA
 

Dr. Anjali Bharne practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bharne include cancer, general care, and blood disorders. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Bharne is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders, Cancer, General Care

Dr. Derek Anthony Helton, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1200 Garden View Road; Suite 200
Encinitas, CA
 

Dr. Derek Helton's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Vista, CA and Encinitas, CA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cancer and blood disorders. Dr. Helton's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Dr. Helton welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders, Cancer

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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.