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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 specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Whittier, CA and Travis AFB, CA. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Stevenson graduated from Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and then he performed his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with PIH Health.

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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 is a cancer surgeon and thoracic surgeon in Fairfield, CA. He is affiliated with Sutter Solano Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at Oral Roberts University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Dr. Lanflisi's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Lanflisi honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. James Long's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Long is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Long attended medical school at 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 works as a hematologist and adult oncologist. He takes Blue Shield, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine.

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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.