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We found 7 oncologists who accept Anthem Blue Cross HMO near Newport Beach, CA.

Dr. Alberto A Mendivil, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
351 Hospital Road; #507
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Alberto Mendivil, who practices in Pomona, CA, Orange, CA, and Newport Beach, CA, is a medical specialist in gynecologic oncology. In addition to English, Dr. Mendivil speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mendivil include robotic-assisted gynecologic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP) and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He graduated from the University of Utah School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mendivil welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic-Assisted Gynecologic Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Diane Jean Nugent, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
500 Superior Ave. 140
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Diane Nugent's specialties are pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. She speaks Spanish. Her areas of expertise include blood clots (thrombosis). Dr. Nugent is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA, and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. Dr. Nugent studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Southern California Super Doctors; Top Women Southern California Super Doctors; and Southern California Super Doctors 2008.

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Clinical interests: Blood Clots

Dr. Lisa Nicole Abaid, MPH, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
351 Hospital Road; #507
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Lisa Abaid's specialty is gynecologic oncology. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). Dr. Abaid speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). She has an open panel.

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Dr. John Paul Micha, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
351 Hospital Road; Suite 507
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. John Micha's area of specialization is gynecologic oncology. Dr. Micha is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Micha attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College.

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Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
351 Hospital Road; Suite 507
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Mark Rettenmaier practices gynecologic oncology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Rettenmaier at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He studied medicine at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis.

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Dr. Kristina Meriko Mori, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
351 Hospital Road; Suite 507
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Kristina Mori's area of specialization is gynecologic oncology. She is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Mori has an open panel. Dr. Mori obtained her medical school training at Tufts University School of Medicine and Brown University, Alpert Medical School and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Brown University. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
351 Hospital Road; Suite 507
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. John Brown is a medical specialist in gynecologic oncology. Dr. Brown graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brown takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors 2008.

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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.