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

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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's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Duarte, CA, South Pasadena, CA, and Arcadia, CA. In Dr. Chung's practice, he is particularly interested in lung cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, and urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chung accepts. He attended medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Boston Medical Center and Roger Williams Medical Center. Dr. Chung has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. He is conversant in Cantonese. Dr. Chung 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 is a specialist in medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders). She works in South Pasadena, CA and Duarte, CA. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her areas of expertise include breast cancer. Dr. Yeon's hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital and City of Hope. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Yeon attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. She has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Yeon (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Korean, and Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Breast 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 specializes in adult hematology, genetics, and adult oncology and practices in Duarte, CA and South Pasadena, CA. Dr. Weitzel's education and training includes medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Areas of expertise for Dr. Weitzel include cancer genetics. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. In addition to English, Dr. Weitzel speaks French. He is affiliated with City of Hope.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Genetics

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

Dr. Stephen Koehler sees patients in Duarte, CA and South Pasadena, CA. His medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Before completing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Koehler attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Koehler include cancer and blood disorders. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Koehler 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 the following foreign languages: Spanish and Chinese. His professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital and City of Hope.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders, 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's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; she sees patients in Pasadena, CA and South Pasadena, CA. Her areas of clinical interest consist of urologic (genitourinary) cancer, general care, and breast cancer. She is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital and Keck Medicine of USC. Dr. Martel 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 the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Her distinctions 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.

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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 specialties are adult oncology and medical oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Pinski include prostate cancer. He is affiliated with USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Pinski takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of Goethe University Frankfurt. Dr. Pinski's training includes a residency program at Ochsner Medical Center. He has received distinctions including 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.

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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 sees patients in Los Angeles, CA. Her medical specialties are 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 takes. Dr. Barzi's education and training includes medical school at Tehran University of Medical Sciences and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She speaks Persian.

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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. She has indicated that her clinical interests include bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. Dr. Dorff is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. She has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors; AUA Western Section Best Poster - 3rd place; and Faculty Teaching Award. In addition to English, Dr. Dorff (or staff) speaks Lithuanian and Spanish. She is professionally 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 is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. Dr. Hu is especially interested in prostate problems, testicular problems, and kidney problems. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Before completing his residency at William Beaumont Army Medical Center, Dr. Hu attended medical school at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. He has received distinctions including 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 specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His areas of clinical interest consist of 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. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors; Mention Tres Bien, French Baccaluaureate; and Academic Achievement Award, Physical Sciences, Mathematics, Biology, Citrus College. Dr. El-Khoueiry (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French. He is 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 is a medical specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Gruber is especially interested in cancer, cancer genetics, and epidemiology. Dr. Gruber accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has received the distinction of Castle Connolly "Top Doctor. He is affiliated with USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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Clinical interests: Epidemiology, Cancer, Cancer Genetics

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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gitlitz include lung cancer, thyroid cancer, and head and neck cancer. Her professional affiliations include USC Healthcare Center 2, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Keck Hospital of USC. Dr. Gitlitz is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. She has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors; Top Women Southern California Super Doctors; and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Gitlitz is conversant in Spanish.

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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, who practices in Los Angeles, CA, is a medical specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. Her areas of expertise include the following: bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and breast cancer. She is professionally affiliated with USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Russell obtained her medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed her residency at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Russell accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her distinctions 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. Min Janice Lu, MD, PhD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1441 Eastlake Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Min Lu sees patients in Los Angeles, CA. Her medical specialties are adult oncology and medical oncology. She graduated from Peking University Health Science Center. Dr. Lu is especially interested in breast cancer. She 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. Heinz-Josef Lenz, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1441 Eastlake Avenue; Nor 8302e
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Heinz-Josef Lenz, who practices in Los Angeles, CA, 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. Dr. Lenz is affiliated with USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Lenz attended medical school at 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.

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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 attended medical school at the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Spicer's training includes a residency program at Montreal General Hospital. Dr. Spicer's clinical interests encompass breast cancer. Dr. Spicer has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Spicer honors 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.
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