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We found 10 oncologists who accept Health Net near Escondido, CA.

Dr. Steven Gary Eisenberg, MD, DO
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
625 W Citracado Parkway; Suite 110
Escondido, CA
 

Dr. Steven Eisenberg is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. His areas of expertise consist of cancer, general care, and blood disorders. Dr. Eisenberg honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Dr. Eisenberg has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders, Cancer, General Care

Dr. Paul Brian Volpp, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
555 E Valley Parkway; Department of Radiation Oncology
Escondido, CA
 

Dr. Paul Volpp practices radiation oncology in Escondido, CA, San Diego, CA, and La Mesa, CA. Dr. Volpp has indicated that his clinical interests include breast cancer and prostate cancer. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Nevada School of Medicine. He trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Volpp is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Sunanda M Pejavar, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
555 E Valley Parkway
Escondido, CA
 

Dr. Sunanda Pejavar sees patients in Chula Vista, CA, San Diego, CA, and La Mesa, CA. Her medical specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Pejavar is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. She attended Yale School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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Dr. Reza Shirazi, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
701 E Grand Avenue; Suite 200
Escondido, CA
 

Dr. Reza Shirazi is a radiation oncology specialist in San Diego, CA and Escondido, CA. Dr. Shirazi has a special interest in radiation therapy. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. In addition to English, Dr. Shirazi speaks Persian. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Donald B Fuller, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
701 E Grand Avenue; #100
Escondido, CA
 

Dr. Donald Fuller is a radiation oncology specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Fuller include radiation therapy. Dr. Fuller is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Before performing his residency at LDS Hospital, Dr. Fuller attended the University of Washington School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Fuller is 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fuller takes. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Damon E Smith, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
701 E Grand Avenue; Suite 200
Escondido, CA
 

Dr. Damon Smith is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Smith include radiation therapy. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Dr. Smith welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Lori Ann Coleman, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
555 E Valley Parkway
Escondido, CA
 

Dr. Lori Coleman is a radiation oncologist in Escondido, CA. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Coleman attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Coleman trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
701 E Grand Avenue; Suite 100
Escondido, CA
 

Dr. Joel Lamon's medical specialty is adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Lamon is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
625 Citracado Parkway; #110
Escondido, CA
 

Dr. Michael Kosmo's medical specialty is adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Kosmo graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
625 W Citracado Parkway; Suite 110
Escondido, CA
 

Dr. Richard Just specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Just attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors.

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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.