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We found 13 radiation oncologists who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Oakland, CA.

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. 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. Valerie Uhl, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
1480 64th Street; Suite 100
Emeryville, CA
 

Dr. Valery Uhl is a radiation oncology specialist. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Her areas of expertise include breast surgery. Dr. Uhl accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is conversant in German. Dr. Uhl's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery

Dr. Charles E Fiske, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Diagnostic Radiology
411 30th Street; #508
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Charles Fiske's specialties are radiation oncology and diagnostic radiology. He practices in Oakland, CA and Walnut Creek, CA. He is affiliated with John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. Dr. Fiske is in-network for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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Dr. Christine Sumi Chung, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2001 Dwight Way
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Christine Chung practices radiation oncology in Berkeley, CA and Pleasant Hill, CA. In her practice, Dr. Chung focuses on radiation therapy. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Chung attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Harvard Radiation Oncology Program. Dr. Chung (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Korean, Spanish, and French. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Chung welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Brachytherapy, Breast-Conserving Surgery, Radiation Therapy, Lung Cancer, Stereotactic ... (Read more)

Dr. Dennis Reed Hill, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
3012 Summit Street; Suite 2675
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Dennis Hill practices radiation oncology in Oakland, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hill include brachytherapy (seed implants). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hill takes. Dr. Hill studied medicine at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. Dr. Hill trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for his residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Brachytherapy

Dr. Patrick S Swift, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2001 Dwight Way
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Patrick Swift practices radiation oncology in Berkeley, CA, Stanford, CA, and San Francisco, CA. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). Dr. Swift is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Swift welcomes new patients. Before performing his residency at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Swift attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors.

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Dr. James Lawrence Rembert, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2001 Dwight Way
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. James Rembert's area of specialization is radiation oncology. In Dr. Rembert's practice, he is particularly interested in stereotactic radiosurgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Rembert attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy, Lung Cancer, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Prostate Brachytherapy, Prostate Cancer

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2999 Regent Street; Suite 612
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. David Kornguth is a radiation oncology specialist. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Kornguth trained at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center for residency. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1480 64th Street; Suite 100
Emeryville, CA
 

Dr. Gopal Sachdeva works as a radiation oncologist in Emeryville, CA, Antioch, CA, and Castro Valley, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Sachdeva include radiation therapy. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Sachdeva completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Sachdeva (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Croatian, and Navajo. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Eden Medical Center. Dr. Sachdeva is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast-Conserving Surgery, Sarcoma, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Lung Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sophia Rahman, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Internal Medicine
2001 Dwight Way
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Sophia Rahman's area of specialization is radiation oncology. She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Rahman accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Rahman is affiliated with Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
450 30th Street; Department G800
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. John Salzman is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. Dr. Salzman is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. His education and training includes medical school at Boston University School of Medicine and residency at Stanford University Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
411 30th Street; #508
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Michael Faer specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Palo Alto, CA and Oakland, CA. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Faer attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS).

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What is Radiation Oncology?

Radiation oncologists are physicians who are specially trained in the safe use of radiation to treat cancer. Usually, they will manage a patient’s entire radiation treatment, from the imaging that will guide decisions, to the choices about what kind of radiation therapy to use.

Radiation is one of the few substances that can kill cancer cells and even shrink tumors. It does this by damaging DNA. When DNA becomes sufficiently damaged, cells can no longer reproduce, and they stop growing and die. Cancer cells are more susceptible to radiation than healthy tissue, because they reproduce faster. So typically, cancer cells exposed to radiation will be affected faster than healthy cells will. However it’s still important to protect healthy tissue as much as possible.

There are three ways that radiation can be delivered to the body. It can come from outside the body, delivered by a machine in much the same way x-rays are taken. This is called external-beam radiation. Sometimes the radiation is delivered internally, which is called brachytherapy. Tiny pellets of radioactive material are placed directly onto the cancer, where they can release radiation for a period of time. Some cancers are best treated systemically, with radioactive substances that travel through the bloodstream. Radiation oncologists decide which type of radiation therapy is best, developing a treatment plan for each patient that maximizes the benefits of the radiation while minimizing the risk to any healthy tissue.

Radiation oncologists may work with other kinds of physicians, such as medical oncologists or surgeons, to treat their patients. Sometimes patients are anxious about radiation therapy because it sounds dangerous. But radiation therapy won’t turn you radioactive. It’s safe, and so effective against many different types of cancer that it is one of the most common cancer treatments. Depending on the treatment, it may not even have noticeable side effects.

Radiation oncologists can be important allies in your fight against cancer.