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We found 9 medical oncologists who accept Blue Shield of California - Shared Advantage ASO - Tiered Network Plan for John Muir near Palo Alto, CA.

Dr. Peter P Yu, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
701 E. El Camino Real; North Wing, 1st Floor
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Peter Yu's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. These areas are among his clinical interests: myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), anemia, and chronic leukemia. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Yu's education and training includes medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Yu has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

Dr. Edmund W Tai, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Edmund Tai, who practices in Mountain View, CA, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Tai honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Tai graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then he performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Cantonese.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Genetics, Stomach Cancer, Breast Cancer

Dr. David Steven Leibowitz, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level A
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. David Leibowitz is an oncologist, medical oncologist, and hematologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Leibowitz include blood disorders. Patients gave Dr. Leibowitz an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Leibowitz's residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Paula D Kushlan, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level A
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Paula Kushlan is a medical specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. The average patient rating for Dr. Kushlan is 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kushlan is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Kushlan completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Kushlan's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Derrick Wong, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Derrick Wong is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Mountain View, CA and Sunnyvale, CA. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Wong attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. Dr. Wong's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Natalia Colocci, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level A
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Natalia Colocci specializes in adult oncology and medical oncology and practices in Palo Alto, CA and Fremont, CA. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Harvard Medical School, Dr. Colocci completed her residency training at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Colocci speaks Italian. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Immunotherapy, Gynecologic Cancer, Liver Cancer, Thoracic Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Sarcoma, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Niteen Sinha, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Robert Sinha is a radiation oncologist and medical oncologist in Pleasanton, CA, San Mateo, CA, and Mountain View, CA. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Sinha (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Sinha's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). He has an open panel.

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Dr. Monique De Bruin, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
701 E. El Camino Real; North Wing, 1st Floor
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Monique Debruin is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She works in Sunnyvale, CA and Mountain View, CA. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Debruin obtained her medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed her residency at Stanford University Medical Center. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Eunpi Cho, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
701 E. El Camino Real; North Wing, 1st Floor
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Eunpi Cho specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She has a special interest in testicular cancer and blood disorders. Dr. Cho accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Cho completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma, Thrombophilia, ... (Read more)

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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.