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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 in Los Alamitos, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, breast cancer, and lymphoma. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Kwon studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kwon include: Southern California Super Doctors and Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Kwon speaks Spanish. Dr. Kwon's professional 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 specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Long Beach, CA. Dr. Farjami is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from New York Medical College and Tehran University of Medical Sciences. His training includes a residency program at Mount Vernon Hospital. Dr. Farjami (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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. Lihong Wu, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
10941 Bloomfield Street; #a
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Lihong Wu practices adult hematology and adult oncology in Long Beach, CA and Los Alamitos, CA. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She attended Shanghai Medical University and then went on to complete her residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Wu is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Wu's professional affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). She has an open panel.

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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 works as a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Corona, CA, Fountain Valley, CA, and Long Beach, CA. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Placentia-Linda Hospital. Dr. Baqai is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Secure Horizons, and more. She graduated from Fatima Jinnah Medical College for Women and Government Medical College, Patiala. Dr. Baqai (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi.

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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 is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. In addition to English, Dr. Blitzer (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and Community Hospital Long Beach. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY Upstate Medical University and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. Patient ratings for Dr. Blitzer average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Blitzer honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He has received the following distinction: 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 is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Nandan accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Madras Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with State University of New York (SUNY). In addition to English, he speaks Filipino. Dr. Nandan's 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 works as a hematologist and adult oncologist in Los Alamitos, CA. He is professionally affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center. Dr. Minow takes United Healthcare HMO, Anthem, and PacifiCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine 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.