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 works as a radiation oncologist. He is especially interested in lung cancer, breast cancer, and lymphoma. Dr. Kwon's professional affiliations include UCLA Health and Los Alamitos Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training 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 has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors and Los Angeles Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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 an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. He obtained his medical school training at New York Medical College and Tehran University of Medical Sciences and performed his residency at Mount Vernon Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Farjami accepts. In addition to English, Dr. Farjami (or staff) speaks Spanish, Chinese, and Vietnamese. Dr. Farjami's professional affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Lihong Wu is a physician who specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. Her professional affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Wu is accepting new patients. Before completing her residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, Dr. Wu attended medical school at Shanghai Medical University. She speaks Mandarin.

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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 is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She studied medicine at Fatima Jinnah Medical College for Women and Government Medical College, Patiala. Dr. Baqai has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Secure Horizons, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Baqai (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Baqai's hospital/clinic affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Placentia-Linda Hospital.

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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 specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology and practices in Long Beach, CA and Huntington Beach, CA. Dr. Blitzer (or staff) is conversant in Filipino and Spanish. Dr. Blitzer's hospital/clinic affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and Community Hospital Long Beach. He attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. He trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University for his residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Blitzer is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Raghu Nandan's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology; he sees patients in Lakewood, CA. His professional affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with State University of New York (SUNY), Dr. Nandan attended medical school at Madras Medical College. In addition to English, he speaks Filipino.

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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 an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist in Los Alamitos, CA. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare HMO, Anthem, and PacifiCare, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Dr. Minow is affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center.

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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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