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We found 20 medical oncologists who accept Blue Shield PPO near Montebello, CA.

Dr. Yi-Kong Kong Keung, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
707 S. Garfield Avenue; #304
Alhambra, CA
 

Dr. Yi-Kong Keung's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Keung's areas of expertise include the following: bone marrow transplant, chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), and esophageal cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at The University of Hong Kong, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Keung (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Filipino, and Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Blood Cancers, Myelodysplastic Syndromes, Ovarian Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Merrill Kingman Shum, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
8135 Painter Avenue; Suite 103
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Merrill Shum practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Whittier, CA. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and New York Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School for his residency. Patients rated Dr. Shum highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shum is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Shum (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Cantonese. Dr. Shum is affiliated with PIH Health.

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Dr. Jack Henry Freimann Jr., MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
12291 Washington Boulevard; Suite 201
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Jack Freimann's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Freimann attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Freimann completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Freimann is affiliated with PIH Health.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
12462 Putnam Street; Suite 206
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Lisa Wang's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She practices in Whittier, CA. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wang obtained her medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and performed her residency at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center. She speaks Mandarin. Dr. Wang is affiliated with PIH Health.

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Dr. Eddie Hong-Lung Hu, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
707 S. Garfield Avenue; #304
Alhambra, CA
 

Dr. Eddie Hu is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hu's areas of expertise include genetic issues, bone marrow transplant, and stem cell transplant. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, Molina Healthcare, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Hu (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Vietnamese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Gynecologic Cancer, Hepatobiliary Cancer, Sickle Cell Disease, Liver ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
11480 Brookshire Avenue; Suite 309
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Reza Mostofi works as a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Downey, CA and Lynwood, CA. Dr. Mostofi is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending St. George's University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Drexel University. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Mostofi (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Persian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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Dr. Dustin Erin Stevenson, DO
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
12462 Putnam Street; Suite 206
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Dustin Stevenson's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is affiliated with PIH Health. He obtained his medical school training at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and performed his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. Dr. Stevenson honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Richy Agajanian, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
101 W. Beverly Boulevard; Suite 200
Montebello, CA
 

Dr. Richy Agajanian is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. The average patient rating for Dr. Agajanian is 4.5 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and PIH Health. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Agajanian has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Agajanian (or staff) speaks Spanish and Armenian.

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Dr. Michael S Chung, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
8135 Painter Avenue; #103
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Michael Chung practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Chung include chemotherapy. Dr. Chung is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He trained at Beth Israel Medical Center for his residency. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Chung (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Chung is professionally affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Chemotherapy

Dr. Eric Mun-Wight Cheung, DO
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
101 E Beverly Boulevard; Suite 200
Montebello, CA
 

Dr. Eric Cheung is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Cheung is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. For his residency, Dr. Cheung trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Cheung speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Ira Edward Felman, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
433 North 4th Street; Suite 216
Montebello, CA
 

Dr. Ira Felman's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Felman accepts. Dr. Felman graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Felman's professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital and PIH Health.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
11480 Brookshire Avenue; Suite 309
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Rodina Vatanparast is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Drexel University. Dr. Vatanparast is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vatanparast (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. She is affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and PIH Health.

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Dr. Ravin Manu Rupani, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Medical Oncology
101 E Beverly Boulevard; Suite 200
Montebello, CA
 

Dr. Ravin Rupani's areas of specialization are adult hematology and medical oncology. He is rated highly by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rupani takes. He attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and St. George's University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. Dr. Rupani (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Rupani's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health System and PIH Health.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
12462 Putnam Street; #206
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Edwin Lin is an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Whittier, CA. Dr. Lin is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with PIH Health.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
11480 Brookshire Avenue; Suite 309
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Nelly Awkar's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Awkar (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and French. Dr. Awkar is affiliated with PIH Health. She graduated from Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences. Her training includes a residency program at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Awkar accepts.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
11480 Brookshire Avenue; Suite 309
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Arati Chand's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chand accepts. She obtained her medical school training at Nalanda Medical College and performed her residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. In addition to English, Dr. Chand (or staff) speaks Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System and PIH Health.

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What is Medical Oncology?

Medical oncologists are physicians who treat cancer through the use of medication, usually chemotherapy. Often a medical oncologist is the doctor in charge of a cancer patient’s health care, and this doctor may organize and coordinate all the care the patient receives, even that from other specialists.

Oncologist is a fancy word for a physician who treats cancer. There are three main types of oncologists: surgical oncologists perform surgery, radiation oncologists provide radiation therapy, and medical oncologists treat cancer with chemotherapy and other medication. There are also other distinctions between oncologists. For example, some oncologists specialize only in one or two tumor types (such as breast cancer or lung cancer), and pediatric oncologists only treat children and teens. However, all medical oncologists will be knowledgeable about the use of medicine to treat cancer.

While traditional chemotherapy is the most common medication used to treat cancer, other medications that a medical oncologist might use include hormonal therapies (such as Tamoxifen) or a newer kind of treatment called targeted therapy. Targeted therapy medications act only on cancer cells, while chemotherapy acts on all dividing cells in the body.

The care provided by medical oncologists usually begins when cancer is first suspected. They diagnose and stage cancer, or describe how serious it is. Medical oncologists are often the ones to explain to patients where their cancer is located, how severe their case is, and what treatment is recommended. They manage treatment and follow-up care after the cancer is removed, or they provide palliative care for patients whose cancer cannot be successfully treated.

Medical oncologists typically work with a group of health care providers that form a cancer team to provide care for each patient. The cancer team can include other physicians (such as oncologists and pathologists), oncological nurses, or social workers. Each specialist brings a very specific set of skills to the team, so working together as one unit, they offer a greater breadth of knowledge and skills for each patient.