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

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

Dr. Christina Yeon is a specialist in medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders). The average patient rating for Dr. Yeon is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Yeon include breast cancer. She is affiliated with Huntington Hospital and City of Hope. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She 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 the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Yeon (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Korean, and Spanish.

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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 specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cancer and blood disorders. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Koehler attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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 Spanish and Chinese. He is affiliated with Huntington Hospital and City of Hope.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders, Cancer

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

Dr. Samuel Chung's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is especially interested in lung cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, and urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He is affiliated with City of Hope. Dr. Chung is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Before completing his residency at Boston Medical Center and Roger Williams Medical Center, Dr. Chung attended medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Chung speaks Cantonese.

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

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

Dr. Cynthia Martel is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She works in Pasadena, CA and South Pasadena, CA. Her areas of clinical interest consist of urologic (genitourinary) cancer, general care, and breast cancer. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Martel accepts. Dr. Martel attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. She has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Dr. Martel's hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital and Keck Medicine of USC.

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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Weitzel specializes in adult hematology, genetics, and adult oncology and practices in Duarte, CA and South Pasadena, CA. Dr. Weitzel speaks French. Clinical interests for Dr. Weitzel include cancer genetics. He is affiliated with City of Hope. After completing medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Dr. Weitzel performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Genetics

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

Dr. Jacek Pinski specializes in adult oncology and medical oncology. He is especially interested in prostate cancer. He is affiliated with USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Pinski accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Ochsner Medical Center, Dr. Pinski attended Goethe University Frankfurt for medical school. Dr. Pinski has received the following distinctions: Fellowship Award, GlaxoSmithKline; Fellowship Research Award, Johns Hopkins; and Translational Research Award, American Association for Cancer Research. Dr. Pinski (or staff) speaks German and Polish.

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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 practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Los Angeles, CA. These areas are among Dr. Dorff's clinical interests: bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dorff takes. She is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Dorff include: Southern California Super Doctors; AUA Western Section Best Poster - 3rd place; and Faculty Teaching Award. Dr. Dorff (or staff) is conversant in 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. 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 areas of expertise include prostate problems, testicular problems, and kidney problems. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Hu's distinctions include: 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 is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. Dr. El-Khoueiry (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French. Dr. El-Khoueiry's areas of expertise include general care and gastrointestinal cancer. He is professionally affiliated with USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. El-Khoueiry attended medical school at the University of California and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Barbara J Gitlitz, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1441 Eastlake Avenue; Nor 3440
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Barbara Gitlitz is a Los Angeles, CA physician who specializes in adult oncology and medical oncology. Dr. Gitlitz's areas of expertise consist of lung cancer, thyroid cancer, and head and neck cancer. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She obtained her medical school training at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and performed her residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Her distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors; Top Women Southern California Super Doctors; and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Gitlitz is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with 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. Christy A Russell, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1441 Eastlake Avenue; First Floor
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Christy Russell is a medical specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Russell include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and breast cancer. Dr. Russell is affiliated with USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Russell attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Russell include: Southern California Super Doctors; Top Women Southern California Super Doctors; and Southern California Super Doctors 2008.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Breast 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 practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Lenz attended medical school at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, colon cancer, and stomach cancer. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Stop Cancer Award, 1994 - 1997. Dr. Lenz (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. He is professionally 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. Darcy V Spicer, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1441 Eastlake Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Darcy Spicer is a physician who specializes in adult oncology and medical oncology. Dr. Spicer obtained Dr. Spicer's medical school training at the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine and performed Dr. Spicer's residency at Montreal General Hospital. Dr. Spicer's clinical interests include breast cancer. Dr. Spicer's average rating from Dr. Spicer's patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Spicer honors 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

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

Dr. David Quinn specializes in adult oncology and medical oncology. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and adrenal cancer. Dr. Quinn is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He attended medical school at the University of New South Wales. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Quinn is 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 specialties are adult oncology and medical oncology. Dr. Gruber's areas of expertise consist of cancer, cancer genetics, and epidemiology. He is affiliated with USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Gruber attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Gruber accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He has received the distinction of Castle Connolly "Top Doctor.

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Clinical interests: Epidemiology, Cancer, Cancer Genetics

Dr. John R Daniels, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1441 Eastlake Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. John Daniels is a specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. He works in Los Angeles, CA. His clinical interests include liver tumor. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Daniels attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Stanford University Medical Center. He is affiliated with USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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Clinical interests: Liver Tumor

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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.
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