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

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

Dr. Christina Yeon's specialties are medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders). She practices in South Pasadena, CA and Duarte, CA. In Dr. Yeon's practice, she is particularly interested in breast cancer. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. She has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Yeon (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Korean, and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital and City of Hope.

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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 an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Duarte, CA and South Pasadena, CA. He has a special interest in cancer and blood disorders. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, Dr. Koehler performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He has received distinctions including 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. 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 works in Duarte, CA, South Pasadena, CA, and Arcadia, CA. His clinical interests include lung cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, and urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Dr. Chung is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Boston Medical Center and Roger Williams Medical Center, Dr. Chung attended Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He is conversant in Cantonese. He is professionally 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 a physician who specializes in adult hematology, genetics, and adult oncology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cancer genetics. He is professionally affiliated with City of Hope. Dr. Weitzel is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Weitzel obtained his medical school training at the University of Minnesota Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. In addition to English, he speaks French.

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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 is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She 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. Dr. Martel's areas of clinical interest consist of urologic (genitourinary) cancer, general care, and breast cancer. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She has received the following distinctions: 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, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Martel is professionally 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's areas of specialization are adult oncology and medical oncology; he sees patients in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Pinski's clinical interests encompass prostate cancer. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He attended Goethe University Frankfurt for medical school and subsequently trained at Ochsner Medical Center for residency. His distinctions 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 languages: German and Polish. He is professionally 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's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She practices in Los Angeles, CA. She speaks Persian. She is professionally affiliated with Keck Medicine of USC. Dr. Barzi graduated from Tehran University of Medical Sciences and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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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 specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Hu's areas of expertise consist of prostate problems, testicular problems, and kidney problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hu takes. After attending Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at William Beaumont Army Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Meritorious Service Medal and Airborne Parachute Badge, Army Commendation Medal. He is professionally 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. 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of California and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. El-Khoueiry completed a residency program at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Southern California Super Doctors; Mention Tres Bien, French Baccaluaureate; and Academic Achievement Award, Physical Sciences, Mathematics, Biology, Citrus College. In addition to English, Dr. El-Khoueiry (or staff) speaks 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. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Dorff (or staff) speaks Lithuanian and Spanish. Her clinical interests include bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. She is professionally affiliated with USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Dorff is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Dorff include: 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 specializes in adult oncology and medical oncology and practices in Los Angeles, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lu include breast cancer. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Lu is a graduate of Peking University Health Science Center. 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's specialties are adult oncology and medical oncology. Dr. Gitlitz is especially interested in lung cancer, thyroid cancer, and head and neck cancer. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. She has received the following distinctions: 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 sees patients in Los Angeles, CA. His medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, colon cancer, and stomach cancer. He is professionally affiliated with USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Lenz is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He studied medicine at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Stop Cancer Award, 1994 - 1997. In addition to English, Dr. Lenz (or staff) speaks Spanish and German.

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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 adult oncologist and medical oncologist. Dr. Quinn's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and adrenal cancer. He is affiliated with USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. He graduated from the University of New South Wales. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Quinn has received include Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors.

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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 is an adult oncology and medical oncology specialist. His areas of expertise include cancer, cancer genetics, and epidemiology. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gruber studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Gruber's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He has received professional recognition including the following: Castle Connolly "Top Doctor. He is affiliated with USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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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 an adult oncology and medical oncology specialist in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Spicer has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Spicer include breast cancer. Dr. Spicer is affiliated with USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Spicer honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Spicer is a graduate of the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Montreal General Hospital's residency program.

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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.