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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 radiation oncology specialist. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Neville honors. After attending the University of Arizona College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Neville completed his residency training at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. Dr. Neville (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Japanese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Neville's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Tomasz Gutowski's specialties are vascular surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). In his practice, Dr. Gutowski focuses on surgical procedures. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gutowski honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Gutowski graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. Dr. Gutowski (or staff) speaks Polish. In addition, he 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). New patients are welcome to contact his 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 Modesto, CA physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Shiba takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Shiba attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He attended the University of Washington School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Caritas Carney Hospital. Dr. Adkins honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. 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 medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Zhou is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He attended medical school at Xuzhou Medical College. His medical residency was performed at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. He is conversant in Mandarin.

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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 sees patients in Modesto, CA. His medical specialties are radiation oncology, vascular & interventional radiology, and diagnostic radiology. Dr. Summers has a special interest in imaging procedures. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He graduated from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. Dr. Summers's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF).

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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.