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We found 5 oncologists who accept Aetna HMO near Los Gatos, CA.

Dr. Ming Teh Dwight D Chen, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Obstetrics
2577 Samaritan Drive; Suite 705
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Ming-Teh Chen specializes in gynecologic oncology and obstetrics. On average, patients gave Dr. Chen a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chen is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. Dr. Chen is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Chen has an open panel. Dr. Chen is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. For Dr. Chen's residency, Dr. Chen trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Chen is conversant in Mandarin.

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Clinical interests: Robotic Surgery

Dr. Ying Cao, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
15400 National Avenue; Suite 201
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Ying Cao is an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Santa Rosa, CA, San Jose, CA, and Los Gatos, CA. Dr. Cao is especially interested in chemotherapy, bone marrow exam (aspiration and biopsy), and gastrointestinal cancer. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cao takes. She attended Nanjing Medical University and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. In addition to English, she speaks Mandarin. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Good Samaritan Hospital. Dr. Cao has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Exam, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Lymphoma, Blood Disorders, Chemotherapy, Breast Cancer

Dr. Kim-Son Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
15720 Winchester Boulevard; 1st Floor
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Kim-Son Nguyen's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He practices in Sunnyvale, CA and Los Gatos, CA. His areas of expertise include blood disorders. Dr. Nguyen is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Nguyen speaks Vietnamese. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Nguyen is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Kidney Cancer, Colon Cancer, Leukemia, Bone Marrow Transplant, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Multiple ... (Read more)

Dr. Wendy Wong, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
15400 Los Gatos Boulevard; 1st Floor
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Wendy Wong is a pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology specialist in San Jose, CA and Los Gatos, CA. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. After attending the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Wong completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She speaks Cantonese. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Wong welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Eczema, Thrombophilia, Preventive Care, Chronic Illness, Newborn Care

Dr. Michael Thomas Margolis, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Urogynecology
815 Pollard Road; Bay Area Female Pelvic Surgery
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Michael Margolis' areas of specialization are gynecologic oncology and urogynecology. The average patient rating for Dr. Margolis is 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include pelvic surgery, cancer, and uterine problems. Dr. Margolis takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Good Samaritan Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Dr. Margolis's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Rectal Problems, Implant Surgery, Urodynamic Testing, Sexual Medicine, Fecal Incontinence, ... (Read more)

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What is Oncology?

An oncologist is a physician who is concerned with the treatment of tumors and cancers. Cancer is when cells in the human body grow in an abnormal or out-of-control way. The goal of oncology is to cure a patient’s cancer, or, if the cancer is incurable, to control the cancer and reduce the symptoms for as long as possible.

Oncologists have several roles in their interaction with patients. They diagnose cancer and determine what stage the cancer is in, or to what extent the cancer has grown. They explain the diagnosis and stage to the patient, and they recommend treatment and deliver care. During treatment, oncologists are responsible for maintaining quality of life for their patients by reducing pain and side effects from medications.

There are three main types of oncologists:
  • 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.

The American Society of Clinical Oncology also recognizes the subspecialties of Gynecological Oncology, which focuses on cancers of the female reproductive tract, and Pediatric Oncology, which deals with cancers that are most common in childhood.

In the United States, nearly one-half of all men and one-third of all women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes. It is an unfortunately common disease that can sometimes be life-threatening. Oncologists provide care to millions of people facing that diagnosis every year.