- Medical Oncologists specialize in the use of medications, especially chemotherapy, to kill cancer cells. In some areas, the term “medical oncologist” refers to the oncologist who is overall in charge of making decisions about a patient’s treatment.
- Surgical Oncologists specialize in surgical treatments for cancer, such as biopsies (where small tissue samples are taken and examined), or surgical removal of tumors and surrounding tissue.
- Radiation Oncologists specialize in the use of radiation (a kind of high powered x-ray) to kill cancer.
We found 3 oncologists who accept United Healthcare Gold EPO near Los Angeles, CA.
Dr. Vaishali Kent is a specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). In her practice, Dr. Kent focuses on breast cancer and nipple-sparing mastectomy. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. After attending the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Inova Fairfax Hospital. Dr. Kent takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.
Clinical interests: Cancer, Breast Surgery, Breast Issues, Breast Cancer, Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy
Dr. William Tseng is a surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist. Dr. Tseng's areas of clinical interest consist of sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer) and melanoma. He is professionally affiliated with Keck Hospital of USC. He is in-network for United Healthcare EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Tseng attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: Science Education Award, American Association for Cancer Research; Resident's Research Award, Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract; and Julius Conn Award, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Surgery. He speaks Mandarin and Taiwanese.
Clinical interests: Sarcoma, Melanoma
Dr. Wafik Zaky, who practices in Los Angeles, CA, is a medical specialist in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. Dr. Zaky takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University for residency. He is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.