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We found 22 oncologists who accept Blue Shield of California near Encinitas, CA.

Dr. Steven Li-Wen Chen, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
499 N El Camino Real; Suite C200
Encinitas, CA
 

Dr. Steven Chen's specialties are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Chen's areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, biopsy, and thyroid cancer. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chen honors. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is conversant in Taiwanese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Sharp HealthCare, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chen's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Thyroid Cancer, Breast Issues, Biopsy, Skin Grafting, Breast Cancer, Melanoma

Dr. Alberto Bessudo, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, Hematology
477 N El Camino Real; Suite D200
Encinitas, CA
 

Dr. Alberto Bessudo specializes in medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders) and practices in Encinitas, CA, Vista, CA, and San Diego, CA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cancer and blood disorders. Dr. Bessudo's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Bessudo (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders, Cancer

Dr. Eva K Lean, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
477 N El Camino Real; Suite D100
Encinitas, CA
 

Dr. Eva Lean works as a radiation oncologist. Dr. Lean attended medical school at Medical University of Gdansk. For her professional training, Dr. Lean completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Her areas of expertise include radiation therapy. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. In addition to English, she speaks Polish. Dr. Lean's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Green Hospital, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Dr. Lean welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Laurie A Frakes, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
477 N El Camino Real; Suite D200
Encinitas, CA
 

Dr. Laurie Frakes works as an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. Her areas of expertise include cancer and blood disorders. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Frakes takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine and the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Frakes has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders, Cancer

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 R Mason, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
310 Santa Fe Drive; Suite 311
Encinitas, CA
 

Dr. James Mason, who practices in La Jolla, CA, Encinitas, CA, and San Diego, CA, is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in cancer and blood disorders. Dr. Mason honors Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Mason trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Mason has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines and Scripps Green Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders, Cancer

Dr. Anuradha Koka, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
477 N El Camino Real; Suite D100
Encinitas, CA
 

Dr. Anuradha Koka is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. Dr. Koka has indicated that her clinical interests include radiation therapy. The average patient rating for Dr. Koka is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland, Dr. Koka attended medical school at St. George's, University of London and the University College London (UCL) Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Koka speaks Telugu. Her professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Green Hospital, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Dr. Koka welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Norbert Kased, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
477 N El Camino Real; Suite D100
Encinitas, CA
 

Dr. Norbert Kased specializes in radiation oncology. He has a special interest in radiation therapy and imaging procedures. Dr. Kased is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Green Hospital, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Dr. Kased has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy, Imaging Procedures

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. Ramin Sean Pakbaz, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Neuroradiology
13265 Norcroft Road
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Ramin Pakbaz works as a radiation oncologist and neuroradiologist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in endovascular surgery. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pakbaz takes. He studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Pakbaz completed a residency program at Providence Hospital. He is conversant in Persian. Dr. Pakbaz is affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS), Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, and Scripps Mercy Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Endovascular Surgery

Dr. Patrick W Linson, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
477 N El Camino Real; Suite D100
Encinitas, CA
 

Dr. Patrick Linson is a radiation oncologist in Vista, CA, San Diego, CA, and Encinitas, CA. His clinical interests include radiation therapy. Dr. Linson has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net. Before completing his residency at Harvard Radiation Oncology Program, Dr. Linson attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Linson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Green Hospital, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. His practice is open to 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. 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

Dr. Ramdev Konijeti, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
310 Santa Fe Drive; Suite 205
Encinitas, CA
 

Dr. Ramdev Konijeti is a general surgery, urologic oncology, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist in La Jolla, CA, San Diego, CA, and Encinitas, CA. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Dr. Konijeti performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In addition to English, Dr. Konijeti (or staff) speaks Telugu and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, Scripps Green Hospital, and Scripps Clinic Rancho Bernardo. Dr. Konijeti's practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
477 N El Camino Real; Suite D200
Encinitas, CA
 

Dr. Edward McClay is an adult oncology and medical oncology specialist. Dr. McClay is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He has a special interest in cancer and blood disorders. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. McClay is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders, Cancer

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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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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.