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 is an Alhambra, CA physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Keung's areas of expertise include bone marrow transplant, chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), and esophageal cancer. He takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of The University of Hong Kong, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Keung (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Filipino, and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Hepatobiliary Cancer, Sickle Cell Disease, Larynx Cancer, Liver Cancer, ... (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 is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Patient ratings for Dr. Shum average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shum takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and New York Medical College, he performed his residency at Cooper University Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Shum (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Cantonese. 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 is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Freimann is affiliated with PIH Health. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Freimann attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Lisa Wang is a Whittier, CA physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Wang is affiliated with PIH Health. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. She trained at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center for her residency. In addition to English, Dr. Wang speaks Mandarin.

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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 sees patients in Alhambra, CA. His medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: genetic issues, bone marrow transplant, and stem cell transplant. Dr. Hu takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, Molina Healthcare, and more. He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for residency. Dr. Hu has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Hu (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Huntington Hospital and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Reza Mostofi's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Mostofi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Drexel University. Dr. Mostofi has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Mostofi (or staff) is conversant in French and Persian.

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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 practices in Whittier, CA and Travis AFB, CA. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific for medical school, he completed his residency training at Wilford Hall Medical Center. Dr. Stevenson is professionally 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 works as a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. Dr. Agajanian has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and PIH Health. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Agajanian attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Agajanian (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Armenian.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
8135 South Painter Avenue; Suite 103
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Rodina Vatanparast sees patients in Downey, CA and Whittier, CA. Her medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Vatanparast honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Vatanparast completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Drexel University. Dr. Vatanparast has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, 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. Michael S Chung, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
8135 Painter Avenue; #103
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Michael Chung is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Downey, CA, Lynwood, CA, and Whittier, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Chung include chemotherapy. Dr. Chung's hospital/clinic affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Chung attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Medical Center for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Chung (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Spanish.

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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 practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in La Mirada, CA, Long Beach, CA, and Downey, CA. Dr. Cheung has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. His residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Cheung is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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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 is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Felman speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Huntington Hospital 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, who practices in Downey, CA, Lynwood, CA, and Long Beach, CA, is a medical specialist in adult hematology and medical oncology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Before performing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Rupani attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Rupani (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with 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 practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Whittier, CA. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lin takes. He attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally 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 is affiliated with PIH Health. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. After attending Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences for medical school, she completed her residency training at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson. In addition to English, Dr. Awkar (or staff) speaks Arabic and French.

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

Dr. Arati Chand practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. In addition to English, Dr. Chand (or staff) speaks Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Health System and PIH Health. She obtained her medical school training at Nalanda Medical College and performed her residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.