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 specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Duarte, CA, South Pasadena, CA, and Arcadia, CA. Dr. Chung is conversant in Cantonese. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, and urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He is affiliated with City of Hope. After attending Loma Linda University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Boston Medical Center and Roger Williams Medical Center. Dr. Chung takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars.

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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 specializes in medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders) and practices in South Pasadena, CA and Duarte, CA. Dr. Yeon (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Korean, and Spanish. She has a special interest in breast cancer. Dr. Yeon's hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital and City of Hope. Dr. Yeon graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Yeon has received the following distinction: 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's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His clinical interests encompass cancer and blood disorders. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Before performing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Koehler attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: 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. Dr. Koehler's hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital and City of Hope.

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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 specializes in adult hematology, genetics, and adult oncology. He speaks French. He has a special interest in cancer genetics. Dr. Weitzel is professionally affiliated with City of Hope. After completing medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weitzel honors.

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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 in Pasadena, CA and South Pasadena, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Martel include 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. Dr. Martel attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. Dr. Martel has received distinctions including 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. Her professional affiliations include 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 practices adult oncology and medical oncology in Los Angeles, CA. He is especially interested in prostate cancer. Dr. Pinski is professionally affiliated with USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Before performing his residency at Ochsner Medical Center, Dr. Pinski attended Goethe University Frankfurt for medical school. 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 languages: 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's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Tehran University of Medical Sciences for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Barzi speaks Persian. She is professionally affiliated with Keck Medicine of USC.

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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 practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Los Angeles, CA. She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dorff include bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. Dr. Dorff takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. 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) speaks 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. Stephen Bernard Gruber, MPH, MD, PhD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1441 Eastlake Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Gruber sees patients in Los Angeles, CA. His medical specialties are adult oncology and medical oncology. His clinical interests encompass cancer, cancer genetics, and epidemiology. Dr. Gruber is affiliated with USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gruber takes. Dr. Gruber graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He has received the distinction of Castle Connolly "Top Doctor.

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Clinical interests: Epidemiology, Cancer, Cancer Genetics

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

Dr. James Hu's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include prostate problems, testicular problems, and kidney problems. He is affiliated with USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. After attending Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine, Dr. Hu completed his residency training at William Beaumont Army Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hu honors. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Hu has received include Meritorious Service Medal and Airborne Parachute Badge, Army Commendation Medal.

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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 hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Los Angeles, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in general care and gastrointestinal cancer. Dr. El-Khoueiry is affiliated with USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of California and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. 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. Dr. El-Khoueiry (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French.

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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 an adult oncologist and medical oncologist in Los Angeles, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gitlitz include lung cancer, thyroid cancer, and head and neck cancer. Dr. Gitlitz is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. 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 professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors; Top Women Southern California Super Doctors; and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Gitlitz 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. Min Janice Lu, MD, PhD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1441 Eastlake Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Min Lu's areas of specialization are adult oncology and medical oncology. Dr. Lu has a special interest in breast cancer. She accepts the following insurance: Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare. She is a graduate of Peking University Health Science Center. She is 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 practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Lenz is a graduate of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. These areas are among his clinical interests: 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 has received the following distinctions: 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. He 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. Christy A Russell, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1441 Eastlake Avenue; First Floor
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Christy Russell's medical specialty is adult oncology and medical oncology. Dr. Russell is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Russell include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and breast cancer. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix, Dr. Russell attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Russell's distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors; Top Women Southern California Super Doctors; and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. She is professionally affiliated with USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Breast Cancer

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

Dr. David Quinn is an adult oncology and medical oncology specialist in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Quinn is a graduate of the University of New South Wales. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and adrenal cancer. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Quinn has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. He 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

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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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