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We found 47 oncologists who accept Blue Shield near Northridge, CA.

Dr. Wei-Chien Michael Lin, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
15031 Rinaldi Street
Mission Hills, CA
 

Dr. Wei-Chien Lin is a gynecologic oncologist in Sherman Oaks, CA, Santa Clarita, CA, and Mission Hills, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lin include robotic surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lin honors. He attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Temple University Hospital for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. Dr. Lin's professional affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Bahareh Bahadini, MD
Specializes in Other, Medical Oncology, Hematology
15031 Rinaldi Street
Mission Hills, CA
 

Dr. Bahareh Bahadini is a medical specialist in medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders). She has a special interest in breast cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, and blood disorders. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Bahadini obtained her medical school training at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and performed her residency at St. Mary Medical Center, Long Beach and Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Bahadini speaks Persian. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and City of Hope. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer, Blood Disorders, Cancer, Breast Cancer

Dr. Vijay Trisal, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
15031 Rinaldi Street; Suite 150
Mission Hills, CA
 

Dr. Vijay Trisal is a physician who specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Trisal has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Trisal include minimally invasive surgery, sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer), and melanoma. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and City of Hope. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Trisal welcomes new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Government Medical College, Srinagar and Government Medical College, Jammu and performed his residency at Providence Hospital, Southfield. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Southern California Super Doctors; Best Resident of the Year Providence Hospital; and Administrative Chief Resident, General Surgery Providence Hospital, Southfield, MI.

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Sarcoma, Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Soft Tissue Problems, Melanoma

Dr. Nimmi S Kapoor, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
5363 Balboa Boulevard; Suite 100
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Nimmi Kapoor is a specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Kapoor is especially interested in breast surgery. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Community Care Network (CCN), as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College and a graduate of New York-Presbyterian Hospital's residency program. Dr. Kapoor has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery

Dr. John Anthony Glaspy, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
19950 Rinaldi Street; Suite 310
Porter Ranch, CA
 

Dr. John Glaspy works as an adult hematologist and oncologist. His areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), breast issues, and lymphoma. He is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Glaspy's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Glaspy has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Breast Issues, Sarcoma, Gastrointestinal Problems, Stem Cell Transplant, Lymphoma, Melanoma

Dr. Marc Ian Botnick, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other, Medical Oncology
5522 Sepulveda Boulevard
Sherman Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Marc Botnick specializes in radiation oncology and medical oncology and practices in Sherman Oaks, CA and Burbank, CA. Dr. Botnick's professional affiliations include Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Botnick average 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Hans F Schoellhammer, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
15031 Rinaldi Street; Suite 150
Mission Hills, CA
 

Dr. Hans Schoellhammer is a surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist in Duarte, CA, Torrance, CA, and Lancaster, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schoellhammer include gastrointestinal cancer, breast cancer, and soft tissue tumor. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Schoellhammer is professionally affiliated with City of Hope.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer, Soft Tissue Tumor, Breast Cancer

Dr. Shamel Sanani, MD
Specializes in Other, Medical Oncology, Hematology
15031 Rinaldi Street
Mission Hills, CA
 

Dr. Shamel Sanani's areas of specialization are medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders). Dr. Sanani's hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and City of Hope. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He attended medical school at The National University of Iran and Tehran University of Medical Sciences. He speaks Persian.

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Dr. Mark Leonard Goldstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
6850 Sepulveda Boulevard; Suite 211
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Mark Goldstein is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Van Nuys, CA and West Hills, CA. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in chemotherapy. Dr. Goldstein accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Goldstein's medical residency was performed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Los Angeles Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Chemotherapy, Cancer

Dr. Melissa Jill Cohen, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
19950 Rinaldi Street; #310
Porter Ranch, CA
 

Dr. Melissa Cohen's medical specialty is adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Cohen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health System and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Dr. Gary Michael Dosik, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
16133 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 470
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Gary Dosik is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Encino, CA. Before performing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Dosik attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dosik takes. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Dosik welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Michael S Benjamin, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
6850 Sepulveda Boulevard; Suite 211
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Michael Benjamin specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Benjamin attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. His clinical interests include breast cancer and blood disorders. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Benjamin takes. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Benjamin is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Adventist Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast Issues, Blood Disorders, Breast Cancer

Dr. Philip L Chatham, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
16801 Devonshire Street
Granada Hills, CA
 

Dr. Philip Chatham works as a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Chatham honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram. For his professional training, Dr. Chatham completed a residency program at Brooklyn Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System. Dr. Chatham has received the following distinction: Los Angeles Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Ashkan Lashkari, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
7320 Woodlake Avenue; Suite 330
West Hills, CA
 

Dr. Ashkan Lashkari specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology and practices in West Hills, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer, osteoporosis, and general care. Patient ratings for Dr. Lashkari average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lashkari takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Lashkari is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and a graduate of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Lashkari (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Persian. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Osteoporosis, Blood Disorders, Cancer, General Care

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
6850 Sepulveda Boulevard; Suite 211
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Stanley Rossman is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist in Van Nuys, CA and West Hills, CA. Dr. Rossman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Russian. He is especially interested in cancer and chemotherapy. Dr. Rossman is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Rossman attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. He completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Rossman is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders, Chemotherapy, Cancer

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
6850 Sepulveda Boulevard; Suite 207
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Vera Kleynberg's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; she sees patients in Los Angeles, CA and Van Nuys, CA. She is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Kleynberg is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She welcomes new patients. After attending Tashkent Medical Institute for medical school, Dr. Kleynberg completed her residency training at UPMC Shadyside. Dr. Kleynberg (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Armenian and Russian.

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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.