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We found 10 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 works as an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Sunnyvale, CA and Mountain View, CA. He graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Dr. Yu's residency was performed at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. His areas of expertise include myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), anemia, and chronic leukemia. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Yu accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. 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 is a Mountain View, CA physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. Dr. Tai is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for his residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tai is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. He has an open panel.

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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 a physician who specializes in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). Dr. Leibowitz's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Leibowitz focuses on blood disorders. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Leibowitz takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center.

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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's medical specialty is adult oncology and medical oncology. Dr. Kushlan is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. She obtained her medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Kushlan is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wong honors. He is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese. Dr. Wong's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to 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 is a medical specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. Dr. Colocci's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Colocci is open to new patients. After attending Harvard Medical School, she completed her residency training at Stanford University Medical Center. She is conversant in Italian.

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

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

Dr. H. Wu is an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Mountain View, CA, Sunnyvale, CA, and Los Gatos, CA. Dr. Wu has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. She obtained her medical school training at Yale School of Medicine and performed her residency at Stanford University Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Breast Cancer

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

Dr. Robert Sinha's specialties are radiation oncology and medical oncology. He is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Sinha's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Sinha (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Sinha is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and a graduate of Stanford University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Debruin is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to 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, who practices in Sunnyvale, CA and Mountain View, CA, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Cho's areas of expertise include testicular cancer and blood disorders. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, she 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. Dr. Cho has an open panel.

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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.