We found 23 oncologists who accept Blue Shield of California near Encinitas, CA.

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

Dr. Eva Lean is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. She is conversant in Polish. Dr. Lean has indicated that her clinical interests include radiation therapy. Her professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Green Hospital, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. She studied medicine at Medical University of Gdansk. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Lean is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

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

Dr. Kenneth Shimizu's specialty is radiation oncology. In his practice, Dr. Shimizu focuses on radiation therapy. Dr. Shimizu's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Scripps Green Hospital. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shimizu has an open panel. He attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Shimizu trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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 is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Koka's clinical interests encompass radiation therapy. Her professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Green Hospital, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, Health Net, and more. She has an open panel. Dr. Koka is a graduate of St. George's, University of London and the University College London (UCL) Medical School and a graduate of the University Hospitals, Cleveland's residency program. She speaks Telugu.

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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 is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He attended the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vicario include blood disorders. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Vicario has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He is accepting 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 practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She is a graduate of the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine and the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. In her practice, Dr. Frakes focuses on cancer and blood disorders. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Frakes accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. Her professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders, Cancer

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

Dr. James Mason's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Mason's areas of expertise include cancer and blood disorders. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines and Scripps Green Hospital. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Mason takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. His practice 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's areas of specialization are medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders); he sees patients in Encinitas, CA, Vista, CA, and San Diego, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer and blood disorders. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Bessudo accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Bessudo attended medical school at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Bessudo has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Bessudo (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He welcomes new patients.

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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's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Kased attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Kased include radiation therapy and imaging procedures. He honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Kased is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Green Hospital, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He is open to new patients.

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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 physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She has a special interest in cancer and blood disorders. Dr. Subramanian is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Subramanian welcomes new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at Lady Hardinge Medical College and residency at VA Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Subramanian (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders, Cancer

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. Dr. Urbanic attended Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. In his practice, Dr. Urbanic focuses on radiation therapy. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Urbanic honors. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Dr. Urbanic welcomes 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 works as an adult hematologist and oncologist in Vista, CA and Encinitas, CA. She has a special interest in cancer and blood disorders. She is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Dr. Siddiqui is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and more. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Siddiqui studied medicine at Aga Khan University Medical College. She trained at Michael Reese Hospital for her residency. Dr. Siddiqui (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, French, and Hindi.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders, Cancer

Dr. Anjali Anil Bharne, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1200 Garden View Road; Suite 200
Encinitas, CA
 

Dr. Anjali Bharne works as a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Vista, CA and Encinitas, CA. These areas are among her clinical interests: cancer, general care, and blood disorders. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bharne accepts. She attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Bharne speaks Spanish. 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

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

Dr. Patrick Linson specializes in radiation oncology. Dr. Linson has a special interest in radiation therapy. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Harvard Radiation Oncology Program, Dr. Linson attended Harvard Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with 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

Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
499 N El Camino Real; Suite C200
Encinitas, CA
 

Dr. Steven Chen is a general surgeon and cancer surgeon in San Diego, CA and Encinitas, CA. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Chen attended the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Chen speaks Taiwanese. Dr. Chen is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Darren Sigal works as a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in La Jolla, CA, San Diego, CA, and Encinitas, CA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include general care and blood disorders. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sigal 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, Davis. Dr. Sigal's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, Scripps Green Hospital, and Scripps Clinic Rancho Bernardo. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders, General Care

Dr. Edward F McClay, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
477 N El Camino Real; Suite D200
Encinitas, CA
 

Dr. Edward McClay is a medical specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise consist of cancer and blood disorders. Dr. McClay is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. McClay's office for an appointment. His education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at Jefferson University Hospitals.

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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.
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