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We found 7 oncologists who accept Anthem Blue Cross Prudent Buyer PPO near Los Alamitos, CA.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3951 Katella Avenue; Suite 102
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Robert Kwon is a radiation oncologist. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Kwon attended Temple University School of Medicine. His clinical interests include lung cancer, breast cancer, and lymphoma. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors and Los Angeles Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Kwon's hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Health and Los Alamitos Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Lung Cancer, Cancer, Lymphoma, Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Sassan Farjami, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3747 Worsham Avenue; Suite 101
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Sassan Farjami works as a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. He attended New York Medical College and Tehran University of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Mount Vernon Hospital for residency. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Farjami accepts. Dr. Farjami (or staff) speaks Spanish, Chinese, and Vietnamese. Dr. Farjami is professionally affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Rehana Shaheen Baqai, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3300 E South Street; Suite 304
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Rehana Baqai practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Corona, CA, Fountain Valley, CA, and Long Beach, CA. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Secure Horizons are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Baqai takes. She attended medical school at Fatima Jinnah Medical College for Women and Government Medical College, Patiala. Dr. Baqai (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. She is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Placentia-Linda Hospital.

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Dr. Lihong Wu, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
10941 Bloomfield Street; #a
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Lihong Wu's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. She practices in Long Beach, CA and Los Alamitos, CA. Dr. Wu is conversant in Mandarin. She is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). She attended medical school at Shanghai Medical University. For her professional training, Dr. Wu completed a residency program at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She has an open panel.

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Dr. Jonathan B Blitzer, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
5882 Bolsa Avenue; Suite 100
Huntington Beach, CA
 

Dr. Jonathan Blitzer works as an adult hematologist and adult oncologist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Blitzer at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Blitzer (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino and Spanish. Dr. Blitzer is professionally affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and Community Hospital Long Beach.

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Dr. Raghu Thiruvengadam, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
3650 South Street; 212
Lakewood, CA
 

Dr. Raghu Nandan works as an adult hematologist and oncologist in Lakewood, CA. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with State University of New York (SUNY), Dr. Nandan attended medical school at Madras Medical College. Dr. Nandan speaks Filipino. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

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Dr. Robert A Minow, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
3801 Katella Avenue; #207
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Robert Minow is a hematologist and oncologist in Los Alamitos, CA. He is professionally affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center. Dr. Minow honors United Healthcare HMO, Anthem, and PacifiCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College 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.