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We found 7 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's area of specialization is radiation oncology. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Neville is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After attending the University of Arizona College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. Dr. Neville (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Japanese.

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

Dr. Tomasz Gutowski sees patients in Modesto, CA. His medical specialties are vascular surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He has a special interest in surgical procedures. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Gutowski accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. He trained at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University for residency. Dr. Gutowski (or staff) is conversant in Polish. He also offers language support for patients who speak Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Achalasia, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Whipple Procedure, Lymphadenectomy, Sclerotherapy, Heller ... (Read more)

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

Dr. David Shiba is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and a graduate of Yale-New Haven Hospital's residency program. Dr. Shiba's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shiba's practice is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Modesto, CA. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Adkins attended the University of Washington School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Caritas Carney Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Ming Zhou is a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. Dr. Zhou is a graduate of Xuzhou Medical College and a graduate of The Brooklyn Hospital Center's residency program. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zhou accepts. He is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Zhou is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF).

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Dr. Swati Andhavarapu, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
600 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Swati Andhavarapu's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She studied medicine at Andhra Medical College. Dr. Andhavarapu trained at Maricopa Medical Center for her residency. Dr. Andhavarapu (or staff) is conversant in Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Andhavarapu is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Her practice is open to new patients.

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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 and practices in Modesto, CA. His areas of expertise include imaging procedures. Dr. Summers is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Summers is a graduate of 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.