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We found 48 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 oncology specialist. Dr. Lin is especially interested in robotic surgery. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His education and training includes medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and residency at Temple University Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Lin speaks Mandarin. His professional affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Dortha Tao-Yi Chu, PhD, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Oncology
15031 Rinaldi Street; Suite 150
Mission Hills, CA
 

Dr. Dortha Chu specializes in surgery and oncology (cancer care). In her practice, she is particularly interested in breast cancer. Dr. Chu is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After attending Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Chu has received distinctions including Member of The Leading Physicians of the World; Fellowship in the American College of Surgeons; and Dr. Harvey Butcher Prize in Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine. She speaks Mandarin. She is affiliated with City of Hope.

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Clinical interests: Breast Cancer

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

Dr. Bahareh Bahadini is a specialist in medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders). Areas of expertise for Dr. Bahadini include breast cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, and blood disorders. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at St. Mary Medical Center, Long Beach and Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, she speaks Persian. Dr. Bahadini is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and City of Hope. She has an open panel.

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

Dr. Juan M Alcantar, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
19950 Rinaldi Street; Suite 310
Porter Ranch, CA
 

Dr. Juan Alcantar is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Los Angeles, CA, Porter Ranch, CA, and Northridge, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Alcantar include immunotherapy, chemotherapy, and bone marrow exam (aspiration and biopsy). He is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, Providence Tarzana Medical Center, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Alcantar accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Alcantar trained at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Alcantar speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Exam, Clinical Trials, Immunotherapy, Blood Disorders, Chemotherapy, Cancer, Lymphoma, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Surgical Oncology
5363 Balboa Boulevard; Suite 100
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Nimmi Kapoor practices surgical oncology (cancer surgery) in Encino, CA. Dr. Kapoor is especially interested in breast surgery. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Community Care Network (CCN), and more. She graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then she performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kapoor include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Kapoor speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery

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

Dr. Marc Botnick's specialties are radiation oncology and medical oncology. He is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. Botnick attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Botnick has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Botnick accepts. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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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). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health System and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cohen attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for residency. She has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars.

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

Dr. Hans Schoellhammer's medical specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Schoellhammer speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Schoellhammer include gastrointestinal cancer, breast cancer, and soft tissue tumor. He is affiliated with City of Hope. He is a graduate of Drexel University College of Medicine. Dr. Schoellhammer honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars.

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

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

Dr. John Glaspy practices adult hematology and adult oncology. His areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), breast issues, and lymphoma. Dr. Glaspy is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Glaspy's hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Shamel Sanani's specialties are medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders). He practices in Mission Hills, CA. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sanani accepts. He is a graduate of The National University of Iran and Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Sanani is conversant in Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and City of Hope. Dr. Sanani's practice is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Van Nuys, CA and West Hills, CA. After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Goldstein's clinical interests encompass chemotherapy. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Goldstein takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Los Angeles Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Chemotherapy, Cancer

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

Dr. Gary Dosik is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Dosik at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Dosik is accepting 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 practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in West Hills, CA, Van Nuys, CA, and Simi Valley, CA. His education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Benjamin include breast cancer and blood disorders. Dr. Benjamin's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Benjamin accepts. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Benjamin is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Adventist Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast Issues, Blood Disorders, Breast Cancer

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

Dr. Vijay Trisal, who practices in Duarte, CA, Lancaster, CA, and Mission Hills, CA, is a medical specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Trisal has a special interest in sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer) and melanoma. He is professionally affiliated with City of Hope. Dr. Trisal takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Providence Hospital, Southfield, Dr. Trisal attended Government Medical College, Srinagar for medical school. His distinctions 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, Soft Tissue Problems, Melanoma

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

Dr. Vera Kleynberg practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Los Angeles, CA and Van Nuys, CA. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Kleynberg attended Tashkent Medical Institute for medical school and subsequently trained at UPMC Shadyside for residency. Dr. Kleynberg (or staff) speaks Armenian and Russian. She is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Kleynberg welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
5525 Etiwanda Avenue; Suite 215
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Ho's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. The average patient rating for Dr. Ho is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of cancer and blood disorders. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, Dr. Ho performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Ho (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Cantonese. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders, Cancer

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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.