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

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 an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chung include lung cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, and urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Dr. Chung performed his residency at Boston Medical Center and Roger Williams Medical Center. Dr. Chung has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. He speaks Cantonese. He is affiliated with City of Hope.

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

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

Dr. Christina Yeon's areas of specialization are medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders); she sees patients in South Pasadena, CA and Duarte, CA. Dr. Yeon (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Korean, and Spanish. Dr. Yeon's areas of expertise include breast cancer. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital and City of Hope. She attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Yeon is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Breast Cancer

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 hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Duarte, CA and South Pasadena, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Koehler include cancer and blood disorders. His professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital and City of Hope. Dr. Koehler is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and a graduate of Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Koehler has received professional recognition including the following: 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.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders, 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 works as a hematologist, genetics specialist, and oncologist. His areas of expertise include cancer genetics. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Minnesota Medical School, Dr. Weitzel completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He is conversant in French. Dr. Weitzel is 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 practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She is especially interested in urologic (genitourinary) cancer, general care, and breast cancer. Dr. Martel's hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital and Keck Medicine of USC. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. She trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for her residency. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Martel 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. She speaks Spanish.

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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 studied medicine at Goethe University Frankfurt. His medical residency was performed at Ochsner Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pinski include prostate cancer. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. 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) is conversant in German and Polish. Dr. Pinski is affiliated with USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Cancer

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

Dr. Tanya Dorff's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; she sees patients in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Dorff's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dorff accepts. She attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. She has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors; AUA Western Section Best Poster - 3rd place; and Faculty Teaching Award. Dr. Dorff (or staff) speaks the following languages: Lithuanian and Spanish. She is affiliated with USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Testicular Cancer, 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 an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Los Angeles, CA. She is affiliated with Keck Medicine of USC. Dr. Barzi honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Barzi attended Tehran University of Medical Sciences for medical school. 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's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Los Angeles, CA. His clinical interests include prostate problems, testicular problems, and kidney problems. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Hu's education and training includes medical school at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and residency at William Beaumont Army Medical Center. Dr. Hu has received distinctions including 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 areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Los Angeles, CA. His clinical interests include general care and gastrointestinal cancer. Dr. El-Khoueiry is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of California and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. El-Khoueiry completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. 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. Dr. El-Khoueiry (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and French. He is professionally affiliated with USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer, General Care

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

Dr. Stephen Gruber works as an oncologist and medical oncologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gruber include cancer, cancer genetics, and epidemiology. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Gruber performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He has received the following distinction: Castle Connolly "Top Doctor. He is professionally affiliated with USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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Clinical interests: Epidemiology, Cancer, Cancer Genetics

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

Dr. Min Lu practices adult oncology and medical oncology. She graduated from Peking University Health Science Center. She has indicated that her clinical interests include breast cancer. Dr. Lu accepts the following insurance: Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare. 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 works as an adult oncologist and medical oncologist. Dr. Gitlitz's areas of expertise consist of lung cancer, thyroid cancer, and head and neck cancer. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include USC Healthcare Center 2, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Keck Hospital of USC. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. She trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Gitlitz include: Southern California Super Doctors; Top Women Southern California Super Doctors; and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. She speaks Spanish.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Lenz include esophageal cancer, colon cancer, and stomach cancer. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is a graduate of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. He has received the following distinctions: 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 affiliated with USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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

Dr. Nubar Paul Boghossian, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
222 W Eulalia Street; Suite 100c
Glendale, CA
 

Dr. Nubar Boghossian practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Glendale, CA. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Boghossian completed a residency program at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Boghossian (or staff) speaks the following languages: Swedish, Arabic, and Norwegian. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System.

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

Dr. Darcy Spicer sees patients in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Darcy Spicer's medical specialties are adult oncology and medical oncology. Dr. Spicer is a graduate of the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine. For Dr. Spicer's professional training, Dr. Spicer completed a residency program at Montreal General Hospital. In Dr. Spicer's practice, Dr. Spicer is particularly interested in breast cancer. Dr. Spicer is rated highly by Dr. Spicer's patients. Dr. Spicer is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. 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.