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We found 39 medical oncologists who accept Medicare 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 specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Before performing his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Dr. Yu attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School. His clinical interests include myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), lung cancer, and anemia. Patient ratings for Dr. Yu average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Yu takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to 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: Research, Gynecologic Cancer, Hepatobiliary Cancer, Liver Cancer, Sarcoma, Colon Cancer, Lung ... (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 specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Mountain View, CA. Dr. Tai speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Cantonese. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for residency. He is rated highly by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tai honors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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, who practices in Palo Alto, CA and Fremont, CA, is a medical specialist in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). The average patient rating for Dr. Leibowitz is 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include blood disorders. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Leibowitz honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Leibowitz attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school.

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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 practices adult oncology and medical oncology in Palo Alto, CA and Fremont, CA. Dr. Kushlan's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Kushlan attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. She is rated highly by her patients. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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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 physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Cantonese. Dr. Wong's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Wong is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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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's areas of specialization are adult oncology and medical oncology; she sees patients in Palo Alto, CA and Fremont, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Colocci is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Colocci is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Colocci graduated from Harvard Medical School and then she performed her residency at Stanford University Medical Center. She speaks Italian.

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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 works as a radiation oncologist and medical oncologist. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to English, Dr. Sinha (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Sinha's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Kim A Margolin, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
269 Campus Drive; Ccsr 4115-a
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Kim Margolin sees patients in Duarte, CA and Stanford, CA. Her medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She is especially interested in melanoma. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Margolin attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Margolin (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Portuguese. She is affiliated with City of Hope.

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Clinical interests: Melanoma

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 attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Debruin completed a residency program at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Debruin honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Debruin is accepting 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 is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She works in Sunnyvale, CA and Mountain View, CA. Her areas of expertise consist of testicular cancer and blood disorders. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Cho attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Cho is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. James R Heckmann, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. James Heckmann sees patients in Mountain View, CA and Fremont, CA. His medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Heckmann has an open panel. He studied medicine at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Heckmann trained at Stanford University Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
2490 Hospital Drive; Suite 111
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Shane Dormady's areas of specialization are adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders); he sees patients in Campbell, CA and Mountain View, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Dormady is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dormady takes. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine.

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Dr. James M Ford, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. James Ford practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Stanford, CA. Dr. Ford accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and Blue Shield. He is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Ford completed a residency program at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Ford is affiliated with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford.

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Specializes in Pain Medicine, Adult Oncology, Neurology, Medical Oncology
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Sheena Aurora is a pain medicine, adult oncology, and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts the following insurance: Health Net, Valley Health Plan, and Medicare. Dr. Aurora is a graduate of Christian Medical College, Ludhiana. She has received professional recognition including the following: Seattle Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Kristen Ganjoo's areas of specialization are adult oncology and medical oncology; she sees patients in Stanford, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Ganjoo average 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and Blue Shield. Dr. Ganjoo attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. She speaks Persian.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
265 Campus Drive; Sim1, Room G3115
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. John Lee is a specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. He works in Stanford, CA and El Granada, CA. Dr. Lee is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He honors Health Net, Valley Health Plan, and Medicare insurance.

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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.