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We found 6 oncologists who accept United Healthcare Choice Plus near Modesto, CA.

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Dr. Christopher Robert Neville, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
600 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Chris Neville is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. He takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Arizona College of Medicine and a graduate of Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Neville (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Japanese. Dr. Neville's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Tomasz D Gutowski, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Surgical Oncology
1409 E Briggsmore Avenue
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Tomasz Gutowski is a vascular surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist. His clinical interests include surgical procedures. The average patient rating for Dr. Gutowski is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gutowski's education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. In addition to English, Dr. Gutowski (or staff) speaks Polish. He also offers interpreting services for patients who speak Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Gutowski's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Achalasia, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Lymphadenectomy, Sclerotherapy, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. David A Shiba, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
600 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. David Shiba is a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Modesto, CA. Dr. Shiba is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He studied medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Shiba's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Immunotherapy, Gynecologic Cancer, Hepatobiliary Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Sarcoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. David H Adkins, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
600 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. David Adkins practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Modesto, CA. He is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Caritas Carney Hospital. Dr. Adkins is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Adkins has an open panel.

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Dr. Ming Zhou, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
600 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Ming Zhou's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Modesto, CA. Dr. Zhou graduated from Xuzhou Medical College. He completed his residency training at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zhou accepts. He speaks Mandarin. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF).

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Dr. James Bradley Summers, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
600 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. James Summers specializes in radiation oncology, vascular & interventional radiology, and diagnostic radiology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include imaging procedures. Dr. Summers is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Summers honors. He graduated from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Ultrasound, Imaging Procedures, CT Scan, Trauma

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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.