We found 59 oncologists who accept Medicare 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 in Sherman Oaks, CA, Santa Clarita, CA, and Mission Hills, CA. His areas of expertise include robotic surgery. Dr. Lin is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lin takes. He is accepting new patients. He attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Lin speaks Mandarin.

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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 is a surgeon and oncologist in Duarte, CA, Santa Clarita, CA, and Mission Hills, CA. After completing medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, Dr. Chu performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Her areas of expertise include breast cancer. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Dr. Chu 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 medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders) specialist in Mission Hills, CA, Simi Valley, CA, and Valencia, CA. In her practice, she is particularly interested in breast cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, and blood disorders. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, Dr. Bahadini performed her residency at St. Mary Medical Center, Long Beach and Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Bahadini speaks Persian. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and City of Hope. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Alcantar completed his residency training at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Alcantar include immunotherapy, chemotherapy, and bone marrow exam (aspiration and biopsy). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Alcantar has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Alcantar is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, Providence Tarzana Medical Center, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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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's medical specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). In Dr. Kapoor's practice, she is particularly interested in breast surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Community Care Network (CCN) are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kapoor honors. She graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then she performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. She has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Kapoor speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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 medical specialty is radiation oncology and medical oncology. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Botnick is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Botnick trained at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. 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 is a specialist in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). She 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 takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Cohen has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Health System and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Dr. Hans Francis 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. He has indicated that his clinical interests include gastrointestinal cancer, breast cancer, and soft tissue tumor. He is professionally affiliated with City of Hope. Dr. Schoellhammer 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. Dr. Schoellhammer has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. He speaks Spanish.

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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's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Glaspy's clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), breast issues, and lymphoma. His professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He 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, Los Angeles (UCLA). Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Glaspy has received include 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. Sujie Tang, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4940 Van Nuys Boulevard; Suite 207
Sherman Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Sujie Tang is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Tang's education and training includes medical school at Shandong University and Qingdao University and residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. She is conversant in Mandarin. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Tang's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Shamel Sanani is a medical specialist in medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders). Dr. Sanani studied medicine at The National University of Iran and Tehran University of Medical Sciences. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and City of Hope. He is accepting 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 practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in chemotherapy. Dr. Goldstein honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Goldstein has received professional recognition including the following: 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. 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. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Dosik is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Dosik is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is open to 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's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Benjamin attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He has indicated that his clinical interests include breast cancer and blood disorders. The average patient rating for Dr. Benjamin is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Benjamin speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Adventist Health System. Dr. Benjamin 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 is a specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He works in Duarte, CA, Lancaster, CA, and Mission Hills, CA. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Trisal's areas of expertise include the following: sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer) and melanoma. He is professionally affiliated with City of Hope. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Trisal graduated from Government Medical College, Srinagar and then he performed his residency at Providence Hospital, Southfield. He has received distinctions including 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 is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. After completing medical school at Tashkent Medical Institute, Dr. Kleynberg performed her residency at UPMC Shadyside. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Kleynberg (or staff) speaks Armenian and Russian. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kleynberg's office for an appointment.

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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.