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We found 11 medical oncologists who accept United Healthcare near Oakland, CA.

Dr. Oleg Igor Krijanovski, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
2001 Dwight Way
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Oleg Krijanovski is an adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders) specialist. He speaks Russian. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Krijanovski include blood and marrow transplant. Dr. Krijanovski is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). After completing medical school at Second Moscow State Medical Institute, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Patient ratings for Dr. Krijanovski average 4.5 stars out of 5. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Krijanovski accepts. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hepatobiliary Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Sarcoma, Colon Cancer, Bone Marrow Transplant, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gary Robert Cecchi, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2001 Dwight Way
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Gary Cecchi is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Berkeley, CA and San Pablo, CA. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Before performing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Cecchi attended Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Cecchi's patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Cecchi is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Rajesh Behl, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2001 Dwight Way
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Rajesh Behl works as an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Behl is 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Behl focuses on blood and marrow transplant. Dr. Behl is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He graduated from Maulana Azad Medical College. Dr. Behl's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Behl (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Blood and Marrow Transplant

Dr. Ostap G Melnyk, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1480 64th Street; Suite 100
Emeryville, CA
 

Dr. Ostap Melnyk is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Before completing his residency at Michael Reese Hospital, Dr. Melnyk attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Melnyk is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Melnyk speaks Ukrainian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Medical Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Milana Vera Dolezal, MS, MD
Specializes in Other, Medical Oncology, Hematology
2001 Dwight Way
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Milana Dolezal, who practices in Berkeley, CA, is a medical specialist in medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders). Dr. Dolezal's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. She is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Her residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Dolezal (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Czech.

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Dr. Susan Yu- Shan Kao, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2001 Dwight Way
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Susan Kao, who practices in Berkeley, CA, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kao include lung cancer, colon cancer, and gynecologic cancer. She is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kao attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. In addition to English, she speaks Mandarin. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Kao is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Research, Gynecologic Cancer, Hepatobiliary Cancer, Liver Cancer, Sarcoma, Colon Cancer, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. David Harrison Irwin, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2001 Dwight Way
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. David Irwin works as an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Berkeley, CA and San Pablo, CA. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Irwin attended Penn State College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Frank Anthony Santoli, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2633 Telegraph Avenue; Suite 104
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Frank Santoli works as a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Pinole, CA, Emeryville, CA, and Dublin, CA. He obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Santoli has a special interest in blood disorders. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Santoli is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and St. Rose Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Liver Cancer, Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin's ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3100 Telegraph Avenue; Suite 3101
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Martha Tracy is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Tracy attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. For her residency, Dr. Tracy trained at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion. She is especially interested in cancer, general care, and blood disorders. Dr. Tracy accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. She is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders, Cancer, General Care

Dr. Min Yan, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, Hematology
388 9th Street; Suite 218b
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Min Yan specializes in medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders). On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Yan is a graduate of Peking Union Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Yan is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Immunotherapy, Myelodysplastic Syndromes, Ovarian Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
2633 Telegraph Avenue; Suite 104
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Larry Strieff practices adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders) in Emeryville, CA and Oakland, CA. Dr. Strieff's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and residency at Kaiser Permanente and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He welcomes new patients.

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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.