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We found 6 medical oncologists who accept Molina Healthcare near Los Angeles, CA.

Dr. Jason Szu-Chieh Ho, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1245 Wilshire Boulevard; #303
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Jason Ho is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He speaks Mandarin. Dr. Ho is professionally affiliated with Pacific Alliance Medical Center (PAMC) and Adventist Health System. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Ho attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. Dr. Ho is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Nubar Boghossian's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He practices in Glendale, CA. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Boghossian takes. Dr. Boghossian attended the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Maimonides Medical Center for residency. Dr. Boghossian (or staff) speaks Swedish, Arabic, and Norwegian. Dr. Boghossian is affiliated with Adventist Health System.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1245 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 303
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Lasika Seneviratne works as a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He attended the University of Colombo Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. Dr. Seneviratne has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors and Top Doctors and Dentists for Women. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System.

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Dr. Jerry Kiyoharu Wada, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1245 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Jerry Wada is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Glendale, CA and Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Wada's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Wada (or staff) speaks the following languages: Armenian and Persian. Dr. Wada is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
222 W Eulalia; Street Suite100b
Glendale, CA
 

Dr. Kalust Ucar is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ucar obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Ucar (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Armenian, and Turkish. He is affiliated with Adventist Health System.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1245 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 303
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Monica Lee specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Los Angeles, CA and Glendale, CA. She is affiliated with Adventist Health System. Dr. Lee accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, she completed her residency training at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center. She speaks Korean.

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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.