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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 is a specialist in radiation oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ijaz include radiation therapy. Dr. Ijaz accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Manitoba. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ijaz's office for an appointment.

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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 is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in San Diego, CA and Encinitas, CA. Dr. Urbanic graduated from Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. In his practice, he is particularly interested in radiation therapy. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Dr. Urbanic welcomes new patients.

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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 in La Jolla, CA, San Diego, CA, and Encinitas, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: general care and blood disorders. Dr. Sigal is affiliated with Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, Scripps Green Hospital, and Scripps Clinic Rancho Bernardo. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sigal accepts. He welcomes 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 specialist in radiation oncology. He works in San Diego, CA, Vista, CA, and Encinitas, CA. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is especially interested in radiation therapy. Dr. Shimizu honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shimizu is conversant in Spanish. He is 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's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Her areas of clinical interest consist of cancer and blood disorders. Dr. Subramanian takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Lady Hardinge Medical College, she performed her residency at VA Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Subramanian (or staff) speaks Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. She is open to 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's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology; she sees patients in Vista, CA and Encinitas, CA. She graduated from Aga Khan University Medical College and then she performed her residency at Michael Reese Hospital. Dr. Siddiqui's areas of clinical interest consist of cancer, general care, and blood disorders. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and more. Dr. Siddiqui (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, French, and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Her practice 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 is an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Vista, CA and Encinitas, CA. In her practice, Dr. Bharne focuses on cancer, general care, and blood disorders. She is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Dr. Bharne is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Bharne is open to new patients. She attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Bharne speaks Spanish.

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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 specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He practices in Vista, CA and Encinitas, CA. Dr. Helton has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include cancer and blood disorders. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. 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. Helton graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).

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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.