We found 25 oncologists who accept Blue Shield of California near Encinitas, CA.

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

Dr. Steven Chen works as a general surgeon and surgical oncologist. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chen's office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Chen attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. He speaks Taiwanese.

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

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

Dr. Tahir Ijaz is a radiation oncologist in San Diego, CA and Encinitas, CA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include radiation therapy. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ijaz accepts. He attended medical school at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Manitoba. Dr. Ijaz is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lean include radiation therapy. Dr. Lean is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Green Hospital, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lean accepts. Dr. Lean is open to new patients. She attended Medical University of Gdansk for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) for residency. She is conversant in Polish.

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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 sees patients in San Diego, CA and Encinitas, CA. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Urbanic include radiation therapy. Dr. Urbanic is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. His practice is open to new patients. He graduated from Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. Dr. Urbanic's medical residency was performed at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Anne Marie Wallace, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Surgical Oncology
1200 Garden View Road
Encinitas, CA
 

Dr. Anne Wallace specializes in plastic surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and practices in La Jolla, CA, Encinitas, CA, and San Diego, CA. Dr. Wallace's professional affiliations include VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) and Moores Cancer Center. She is a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Kenneth Shimizu's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shimizu include radiation therapy. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. 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). He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Scripps Green Hospital. Dr. Shimizu has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

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

Dr. Anuradha Koka specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Vista, CA, San Diego, CA, and Encinitas, CA. She attended St. George's, University of London and the University College London (UCL) Medical School and subsequently trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland for residency. Dr. Koka's clinical interests include radiation therapy. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net. She speaks Telugu. Dr. Koka's hospital/clinic 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. Daniel M Vicario, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1200 Garden View Road
Encinitas, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Vicario's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Vicario speaks Spanish. In his practice, Dr. Vicario focuses on blood disorders. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He is a graduate of the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Vicario is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Vicario's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders

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' areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; she sees patients in Encinitas, CA and Vista, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Frakes include cancer and blood disorders. She is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Dr. Frakes graduated from the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine and the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. The average patient rating for Dr. Frakes is 3.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Frakes's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders, Cancer

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

Dr. Ramin Pakbaz, who practices in La Jolla, CA and San Diego, CA, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology and neuroradiology. In his practice, Dr. Pakbaz focuses on endovascular surgery. He accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and performed his residency at Providence Hospital. He speaks Persian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS), Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, and Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Pakbaz is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Endovascular Surgery

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

Dr. James Mason practices adult hematology and adult oncology. His areas of expertise include cancer and blood disorders. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Dr. Mason attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines and Scripps Green Hospital. Dr. Mason is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders, Cancer

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

Dr. Alberto Bessudo is a specialist in medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders). He works in Encinitas, CA, Vista, CA, and San Diego, CA. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include cancer and blood disorders. Dr. Bessudo is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Bessudo is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Bessudo (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders, Cancer

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

Dr. Norbert Kased specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Vista, CA, Encinitas, CA, and San Diego, CA. He has a special interest in radiation therapy and imaging procedures. Dr. Kased is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He speaks Spanish. Dr. Kased is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Green Hospital, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kased's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy, Imaging Procedures

Dr. Rupa Subramanian, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1200 Garden View Road; Suite 200
Encinitas, CA
 

Dr. Rupa Subramanian is a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Vista, CA and Encinitas, CA. In her practice, Dr. Subramanian focuses on cancer and blood disorders. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Subramanian takes. After attending Lady Hardinge Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at VA Medical Center. Dr. Subramanian (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Dr. Subramanian has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders, Cancer

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. He attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Harvard Radiation Oncology Program. Dr. Linson has indicated that his clinical interests include radiation therapy. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Green Hospital, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Dr. Linson is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Fareeha Siddiqui, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1200 Garden View Road; Suite 200
Encinitas, CA
 

Dr. Fareeha Siddiqui's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. In her practice, Dr. Siddiqui focuses on cancer, general care, and blood disorders. Dr. Siddiqui is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Aga Khan University Medical College. She trained at Michael Reese Hospital for residency. Dr. Siddiqui (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, French, and Hindi. She is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders, Cancer, General Care

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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.
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