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We found 4 oncologists who accept Anthem Blue Cross PPO near Fairfield, CA.

Dr. Dustin Erin Stevenson, DO
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
101 Bodin Circle
Travis Afb, CA
 

Dr. Dustin Stevenson practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is affiliated with PIH Health. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Stevenson attended Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and then went on to complete his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center.

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Dr. Robert Alan Lanflisi, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Thoracic Surgery
1245 Travis Boulevard; Suite F
Fairfield, CA
 

Dr. Robert Lanflisi's specialties are surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and thoracic surgery. He practices in Fairfield, CA. He is affiliated with Sutter Solano Medical Center. Dr. Lanflisi is a graduate of Oral Roberts University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo for residency. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lanflisi honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1860 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 230
Fairfield, CA
 

Dr. James Long is a Fairfield, CA physician who specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Long accepts. Dr. Long is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1860 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 230
Fairfield, CA
 

Dr. Jonathan Lopez is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He graduated from Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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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.