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We found 53 oncologists who accept Anthem Blue Cross of California near Oakland, CA.

Dr. Eileen Theresa Consorti, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
3000 Colby Street; Suite 201
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Eileen Consorti is a specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Her training includes residency programs at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Areas of expertise for Dr. Consorti include surgical procedures. Patients gave Dr. Consorti an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Lymphadenectomy, Surgical Procedures, Pancreas Problems, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

Dr. Kuang-Hwa Kenneth Chao, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1480 64th Street; Suite 100
Emeryville, CA
 

Dr. Kuang-Hwa Chao sees patients in Emeryville, CA, Pleasant Hill, CA, and Antioch, CA. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. His clinical interests include brachytherapy (seed implants) and breast cancer. Dr. Chao takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and a graduate of Beaumont Hospitals' residency program. Dr. Chao speaks Mandarin. He is professionally affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter Delta Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Brachytherapy, Radiation Therapy, Breast Cancer

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. Joseph Charles Torkildson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
747 52nd Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Joseph Torkildson works as a pediatric hematologist and pediatric oncologist in Oakland, CA and Walnut Creek, CA. He is especially interested in cancer and blood disorders. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Before performing his residency at Naval Hospital Oakland, Dr. Torkildson attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school. Dr. Torkildson is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Meningioma, Acoustic Neuroma, Solid Tumor, Blood Disorders, Spinal Cord Problems, Cancer, Lymphoma

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. Elliott P Vichinsky, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
747 52nd Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Elliott Vichinsky practices pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology in Oakland, CA and Walnut Creek, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Vichinsky include sickle cell disease and thalassemia. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vichinsky accepts. He attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Seattle Children's Hospital for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Vichinsky include: San Francisco Super Doctors; Distinguished Leadership As Chair of the CAF Medical Advisory Board; and Lifetime Achievement Award, Sickle Cell Disease Foundation of California. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sickle Cell Disease, Iron Overload, Stroke, Thalassemia

Dr. Caroline Aimee Hastings, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
747 52nd Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Caroline Hastings is a pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology specialist in Oakland, CA and Walnut Creek, CA. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Hastings is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Her practice is open to new patients. She graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Acute Leukemia

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. Phillip Leon Ross, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
350 - 30th Street; Suite 100
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Phillip Ross is an urologist and surgical oncologist in Oakland, CA and Orinda, CA. He attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. For his residency, Dr. Ross trained at a hospital affiliated with McGill University. Clinical interests for Dr. Ross include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Ross (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and French. Dr. Ross's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter Delta Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cryosurgery, Urologic Cancer, Female Urologic Disorders, Urologic Disorders, Benign Prostatic ... (Read more)

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. Ying Li Matecki, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Complementary and Alternative Medicine
3824 Macarthur Boulevard
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Amy Matecki is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and complementary and alternative medicine. In her practice, Dr. Matecki focuses on acupuncture treatment. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Qingdao University and then went on to complete her residency at Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital. Dr. Matecki (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Khmer. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Matecki is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Alternative Medicine, Acupuncture Treatment

Dr. Rakesh Donthineni, MBA, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Orthopedic Oncology
5700 Telegraph Avenue; Suite 100
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Rakesh Donthineni practices spine surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and orthopedic oncology in Oakland, CA and Walnut Creek, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Donthineni is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Donthineni's clinical interests encompass spine surgery procedures. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Donthineni takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He attended the University of Wales College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).

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Clinical interests: Spine Surgery Procedures

Dr. Sravana Kumar Chennupati, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2001 Dwight Way
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Sravana Chennupati is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include radiation therapy. Dr. Chennupati's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Chennupati's practice is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Stanford University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. He speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Clinical Trials, Gynecologic Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Radiation Therapy, Lung Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce David Moorstein, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
350 30th Street; Suite 430
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Bruce Moorstein is a physician who specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Moorstein completed a residency program at Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Moorstein has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Moorstein welcomes new patients.

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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.