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We found 29 medical oncologists who accept Anthem Blue Cross EPO near Los Angeles, CA.

Dr. Stephen C Koehler, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
209 Fair Oaks Avenue
South Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Koehler is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Koehler's training includes a residency program at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. His areas of clinical interest consist of cancer and blood disorders. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Mosby Book Award, UCI School of Medicine; Lang Book Award, UCI School of Medicine; and Outstanding Senior Student, UCI School of Medicine. Dr. Koehler (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Chinese. Dr. Koehler's professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital and City of Hope.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders, Cancer

Dr. Christina H Yeon, MD
Specializes in Other, Medical Oncology, Hematology
209 Fair Oaks Avenue
South Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Christina Yeon practices medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders). Clinical interests for Dr. Yeon include breast cancer. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Yeon attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. Dr. Yeon has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Yeon (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Korean, and Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital and City of Hope.

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Clinical interests: Breast Issues, Breast Cancer

Dr. Samuel Wai-Kee Kee Chung Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
209 Fair Oaks Avenue
South Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Samuel Chung is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He has a special interest in lung cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, and urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Chung is a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Chung completed residency programs at Boston Medical Center and Roger Williams Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Cantonese. Dr. Chung is affiliated with City of Hope.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer, Blood Disorders, Urologic Disorders, Lung Cancer

Dr. Jeffrey Nelson Weitzel, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Genetics, Medical Oncology
209 Fair Oaks Avenue
South Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Weitzel is an adult hematology, genetics, and adult oncology specialist. Dr. Weitzel's clinical interests encompass cancer genetics. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Minnesota Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Weitzel speaks French. He is professionally affiliated with City of Hope.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Genetics

Dr. Cynthia L Martel, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
209 Fair Oaks Avenue
South Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Cynthia Martel's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She practices in Pasadena, CA and South Pasadena, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Martel include urologic (genitourinary) cancer, general care, and breast cancer. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, Dr. Martel completed her residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Southern California Super Doctors; Elected to fellowship in the American College of Physicians; and Membership in Cambridge Who's Who Registry, 2008-2009. In addition to English, Dr. Martel speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Huntington Hospital and Keck Medicine of USC.

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Clinical interests: Urologic Cancer, Blood Disorders, General Care, Breast Cancer

Dr. Jacek Krzysztof Pinski, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1441 Eastlake Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Jacek Pinski is a specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. He works in Los Angeles, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in prostate cancer. Dr. Pinski honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He attended Goethe University Frankfurt for medical school and subsequently trained at Ochsner Medical Center for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Pinski include: Fellowship Award, GlaxoSmithKline; Fellowship Research Award, Johns Hopkins; and Translational Research Award, American Association for Cancer Research. Dr. Pinski (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: German and Polish. He is affiliated with USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Cancer

Dr. Afsaneh Barzi, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1441 Eastlake Avenue; Nor 8302e
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Afsaneh Barzi is a Los Angeles, CA physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She is affiliated with Keck Medicine of USC. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Barzi accepts. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Barzi attended medical school at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. In addition to English, she speaks Persian.

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Dr. James Shun Dah Hu, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1441 Eastlake Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. James Hu practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Los Angeles, CA. He is a graduate of Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and a graduate of William Beaumont Army Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Hu's clinical interests include prostate problems, testicular problems, and kidney problems. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He has received the following distinctions: Meritorious Service Medal and Airborne Parachute Badge, Army Commendation Medal. He is affiliated with USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Sarcoma, Testicular Problems, Kidney Problems, Melanoma

Dr. Anthony B El-Khoueiry, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1441 Eastlake Avenue; Suite 3440
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Anthony El-Khoueiry's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. In addition to English, Dr. El-Khoueiry (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French. Clinical interests for Dr. El-Khoueiry include general care and gastrointestinal cancer. Dr. El-Khoueiry is affiliated with USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. He is a graduate of the University of California and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and a graduate of Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center's residency program. Dr. El-Khoueiry is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. El-Khoueiry include: Southern California Super Doctors; Mention Tres Bien, French Baccaluaureate; and Academic Achievement Award, Physical Sciences, Mathematics, Biology, Citrus College.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer, General Care

Dr. Tanya Barauskas Dorff, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1441 Eastlake Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Tanya Dorff specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Dorff (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Lithuanian and Spanish. She has indicated that her clinical interests include bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. Dr. Dorff is professionally affiliated with USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Dorff graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dorff takes. She has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors; AUA Western Section Best Poster - 3rd place; and Faculty Teaching Award.

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Testicular Cancer, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Min Janice Lu, MD, PhD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1441 Eastlake Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Min Lu's specialties are adult oncology and medical oncology. Dr. Lu attended medical school at Peking University Health Science Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Lu include breast cancer. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. She is professionally affiliated with USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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Clinical interests: Breast Cancer

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Dr. Barbara J Gitlitz, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1441 Eastlake Avenue; Nor 3440
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Barbara Gitlitz practices adult oncology and medical oncology. Before performing her residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Gitlitz attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Gitlitz's clinical interests encompass lung cancer, thyroid cancer, and head and neck cancer. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Southern California Super Doctors; Top Women Southern California Super Doctors; and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. In addition to English, Dr. Gitlitz speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include USC Healthcare Center 2, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Keck Hospital of USC.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Cancer, Lung Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer

Dr. Heinz-Josef Lenz, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1441 Eastlake Avenue; Nor 8302e
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Heinz-Josef Lenz specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Los Angeles, CA. His areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, colon cancer, and stomach cancer. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lenz attended medical school at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Lenz include: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Stop Cancer Award, 1994 - 1997. Dr. Lenz (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and German. Dr. Lenz is professionally affiliated with USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Clinical Trials, Pancreatic Cancer, Liver Cancer, Neuroendocrine Cancer, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. David Ian Quinn, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1441 Eastlake Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. David Quinn is an oncologist and medical oncologist in Los Angeles, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Quinn include bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and adrenal cancer. Dr. Quinn accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of New South Wales. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Quinn is professionally affiliated with USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Penile Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Adrenal Cancer, Testicular Cancer, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Stephen Bernard Gruber, MPH, MD, PhD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1441 Eastlake Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Gruber's areas of specialization are adult oncology and medical oncology; he sees patients in Los Angeles, CA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cancer, cancer genetics, and epidemiology. Dr. Gruber is affiliated with USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Gruber has received the distinction of Castle Connolly "Top Doctor.

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Clinical interests: Epidemiology, Cancer, Cancer Genetics

Dr. Darcy V Spicer, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1441 Eastlake Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Darcy Spicer is a Los Angeles, CA physician who specializes in adult oncology and medical oncology. Dr. Spicer graduated from the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine and then Dr. Spicer performed Dr. Spicer's residency at Montreal General Hospital. Dr. Spicer's clinical interests include breast cancer. Dr. Spicer has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by Dr. Spicer's patients. Dr. Spicer accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Spicer is affiliated with USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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Clinical interests: Breast Cancer

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What is Medical Oncology?

Medical oncologists are physicians who treat cancer through the use of medication, usually chemotherapy. Often a medical oncologist is the doctor in charge of a cancer patient’s health care, and this doctor may organize and coordinate all the care the patient receives, even that from other specialists.

Oncologist is a fancy word for a physician who treats cancer. There are three main types of oncologists: surgical oncologists perform surgery, radiation oncologists provide radiation therapy, and medical oncologists treat cancer with chemotherapy and other medication. There are also other distinctions between oncologists. For example, some oncologists specialize only in one or two tumor types (such as breast cancer or lung cancer), and pediatric oncologists only treat children and teens. However, all medical oncologists will be knowledgeable about the use of medicine to treat cancer.

While traditional chemotherapy is the most common medication used to treat cancer, other medications that a medical oncologist might use include hormonal therapies (such as Tamoxifen) or a newer kind of treatment called targeted therapy. Targeted therapy medications act only on cancer cells, while chemotherapy acts on all dividing cells in the body.

The care provided by medical oncologists usually begins when cancer is first suspected. They diagnose and stage cancer, or describe how serious it is. Medical oncologists are often the ones to explain to patients where their cancer is located, how severe their case is, and what treatment is recommended. They manage treatment and follow-up care after the cancer is removed, or they provide palliative care for patients whose cancer cannot be successfully treated.

Medical oncologists typically work with a group of health care providers that form a cancer team to provide care for each patient. The cancer team can include other physicians (such as oncologists and pathologists), oncological nurses, or social workers. Each specialist brings a very specific set of skills to the team, so working together as one unit, they offer a greater breadth of knowledge and skills for each patient.