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

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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. Dr. Boghossian attended the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Maimonides Medical Center for residency. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Boghossian (or staff) is conversant in 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 is a Los Angeles, CA physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is affiliated with Adventist Health System. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Seneviratne accepts. Dr. Seneviratne studied medicine at the University of Colombo Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Seneviratne include: Southern California Super Doctors and Top Doctors and Dentists for Women.

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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 works as an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wada graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Wada (or staff) speaks Armenian and Persian. He 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 specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Glendale, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Ucar is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ucar is affiliated with Adventist Health System. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo, Dr. Ucar attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Ucar (or staff) speaks Spanish, Armenian, and Turkish.

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

Dr. Monica Lee is a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. Dr. Lee is affiliated with Adventist Health System. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, she performed her residency 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.