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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's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He practices in Los Angeles, CA. He speaks Mandarin. His professional affiliations include Pacific Alliance Medical Center (PAMC) and Adventist Health System. Dr. Ho graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Ho's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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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 practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Glendale, CA. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Boghossian completed a residency program at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Boghossian (or staff) speaks the following languages: Swedish, Arabic, and Norwegian. He is professionally 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 is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. After attending the University of Colombo Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Seneviratne is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wada is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Wada (or staff) speaks Armenian and Persian.

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

Dr. Kalust Ucar works as a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Glendale, CA. He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo for his residency. Dr. Ucar has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Ucar has received include Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Ucar (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Armenian, and Turkish. Dr. Ucar 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 practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Los Angeles, CA and Glendale, CA. She is affiliated with Adventist Health System. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Lee graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Her residency was performed at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Lee 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.