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We found 19 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 specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Keung include bone marrow transplant, chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), and esophageal cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital, Pacific Alliance Medical Center (PAMC), and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Keung honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net. He studied medicine at The University of Hong Kong, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Keung (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

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Clinical interests: Blood Cancers, Ovarian Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Hepatobiliary Cancer, Sickle ... (Read more)

Dr. Merrill Kingman Shum, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
101 E Beverly Boulevard; Suite 200
Montebello, CA
 

Dr. Merrill Shum specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Lynwood, CA, Long Beach, CA, and Whittier, CA. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shum is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. After attending Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and New York Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Cooper University Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Shum (or staff) speaks Filipino, Korean, and Spanish. Dr. Shum is professionally affiliated with PIH Health.

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Dr. Jack Henry Freimann Jr., MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
101 W Beverly Boulevard; Suite 200
Montebello, CA
 

Dr. Jack Freimann sees patients in Montebello, CA, La Mirada, CA, and Anaheim, CA. His medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. On average, patients gave Dr. Freimann a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Freimann trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Freimann 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's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Alhambra, CA. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Hu include radiation therapy, bone marrow aspiration, and chemotherapy. Dr. Hu takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Molina Healthcare. Dr. Hu attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Hu (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital, Pacific Alliance Medical Center (PAMC), 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)

Dr. Reza Nasser Mostofi, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
11480 Brookshire Avenue; Suite 309
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Reza Mostofi's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Downey, CA and Lynwood, CA. Dr. Mostofi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino, Spanish, and Armenian. He is professionally affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Drexel University. Dr. Mostofi is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars.

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

Dr. Lisa Wang is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Wang graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then she performed her residency at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She is conversant in Mandarin. She is affiliated with PIH Health.

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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 an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Downey, CA, Lynwood, CA, and Long Beach, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Agajanian (or staff) speaks Spanish and Armenian. Dr. Agajanian's professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and PIH Health. After attending the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center. On average, patients gave Dr. Agajanian a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors.

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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 practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is affiliated with PIH Health. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Stevenson attended Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and then went on to complete his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center.

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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's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Chung's areas of expertise include chemotherapy. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Chung (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Filipino, and Spanish. His professional affiliations include 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. He works in La Mirada, CA, Long Beach, CA, and Downey, CA. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Cheung's professional affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He welcomes new patients. After attending Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific for medical school, Dr. Cheung completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Cheung (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino, Spanish, and Korean.

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Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
433 North 4th Street; Suite 216
Montebello, CA
 

Dr. Ira Felman is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Felman takes. Before performing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Felman attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic 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's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She practices in Downey, CA. Dr. Vatanparast studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Drexel University. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vatanparast (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian. Dr. Vatanparast's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 is a specialist in adult hematology and medical oncology. He works in Montebello, CA, La Mirada, CA, and Long Beach, CA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rupani is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and St. George's University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Rupani (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino, Spanish, and Armenian. 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 works as a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Whittier, CA. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Lin accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Lin 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 is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. Dr. Awkar is a graduate of Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences and a graduate of St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson's residency program. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Awkar (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French. Dr. Awkar 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. Arati Chand is an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at Nalanda Medical College, she performed her residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. In addition to English, Dr. Chand (or staff) speaks Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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.