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 sees patients in San Diego, CA and Encinitas, CA. His medical specialties are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer surgery, biopsy, and thyroid cancer. Dr. Chen honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Chen speaks Taiwanese. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. He is accepting new patients.

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

Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Surgical Oncology
1200 Garden View Road
Encinitas, CA
 

Dr. Anne Wallace is a plastic surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) and Moores Cancer Center. Dr. Wallace graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Wallace trained at Washington Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wallace has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

Dr. Tahir Ijaz works as a radiation oncologist in San Diego, CA and Encinitas, CA. His clinical interests include radiation therapy. Dr. Ijaz takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is a graduate of the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Ijaz trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Manitoba. His professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Ijaz's practice 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's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Her clinical interests include radiation therapy. She 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 Medical University of Gdansk, Dr. Lean performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Lean speaks Polish. She is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Green Hospital, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. She has an open panel.

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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 practices radiation oncology. Before performing his residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Dr. Urbanic attended Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Urbanic's clinical interests encompass radiation therapy. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Urbanic takes. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Urbanic's office for an appointment.

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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's area of specialization is radiation oncology. She has a special interest in radiation therapy. Dr. Koka's average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, Health Net, and more. She studied medicine at St. George's, University of London and the University College London (UCL) Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Koka completed a residency program at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. She is conversant in Telugu. Dr. Koka is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Green Hospital, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. She has an open panel.

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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 hematologist and adult oncologist. His clinical interests encompass blood disorders. Patient ratings for Dr. Vicario average 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Vicario attended the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Dr. Vicario welcomes 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 is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. In her practice, Dr. Frakes focuses on cancer and blood disorders. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Frakes studied medicine at the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine and the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. She 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. Ramin Sean Pakbaz, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Neuroradiology
13265 Norcroft Road
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Ramin Pakbaz specializes in radiation oncology and neuroradiology and practices in La Jolla, CA and San Diego, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pakbaz include endovascular surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He trained at Providence Hospital for his residency. In addition to English, he speaks Persian. Dr. Pakbaz is professionally affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS), Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, and Scripps Mercy Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. He practices in La Jolla, CA, Encinitas, CA, and San Diego, CA. His areas of expertise consist of cancer and blood disorders. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines and Scripps Green Hospital. 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 takes Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Mason has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 medical oncologist and hematologist in Encinitas, CA, Vista, CA, and San Diego, CA. After attending National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Bessudo completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cancer and blood disorders. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bessudo honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Bessudo (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Bessudo is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders, Cancer

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 medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She attended Lady Hardinge Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at VA Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Subramanian include cancer and blood disorders. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Subramanian (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. She is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders, Cancer

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

Dr. Kenneth Shimizu specializes in radiation oncology and practices in San Diego, CA, Vista, CA, and Encinitas, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shimizu include radiation therapy. His professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Scripps Green Hospital. 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 in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is accepting 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 practices adult hematology and adult oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Siddiqui include cancer, general care, and blood disorders. She is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. Dr. Siddiqui graduated from Aga Khan University Medical College and then she performed her residency at Michael Reese Hospital. Dr. Siddiqui (or staff) speaks Urdu, French, and Hindi.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders, Cancer, General Care

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

Dr. Anjali Bharne specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Vista, CA and Encinitas, CA. She attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Bharne's areas of expertise include the following: cancer, general care, and blood disorders. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. In addition to English, Dr. Bharne speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders, Cancer, General Care

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

Dr. Norbert Kased practices 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. Dr. Kased has indicated that his clinical interests include radiation therapy and imaging procedures. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Kased's professional affiliations include 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

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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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