We found 39 medical oncologists who accept Medicare near Palo Alto, CA.

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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 practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Sunnyvale, CA and Mountain View, CA. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Yu's areas of expertise include myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), lung cancer, and anemia. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. His education and training includes medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Yu 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 practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Mountain View, CA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Tai attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Cantonese. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Tai is open to new patients.

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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 in Palo Alto, CA and Fremont, CA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Leibowitz at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Leibowitz include blood disorders. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Leibowitz welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His training includes residency programs 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 is an adult oncology and medical oncology specialist. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kushlan honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. After attending Harvard Medical School, she completed her residency training 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's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wong's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He welcomes new patients. 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). Dr. Wong is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese.

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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. Patient ratings for Dr. Colocci average 4.5 stars out of 5. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Colocci obtained her medical school training at Harvard Medical School and 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's areas of specialization are radiation oncology and medical oncology; he sees patients in Pleasanton, CA, San Mateo, CA, and Mountain View, CA. Dr. Sinha (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Sinha's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Sinha completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Sinha accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. 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, who practices in Duarte, CA and Stanford, CA, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She is especially interested in melanoma. Dr. Margolin accepts Medicare insurance. She graduated from 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's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Debruin is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Debruin accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Sunnyvale, CA and Mountain View, CA. She studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Cho's areas of clinical interest consist of testicular cancer and blood disorders. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cho's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes 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, who practices in Mountain View, CA and Fremont, CA, is a medical specialist in 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, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Heckmann is accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and performed his residency 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, who practices in Campbell, CA and Mountain View, CA, is a medical specialist in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dormady accepts. He studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital.

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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 is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Stanford, CA. He is professionally affiliated with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Before completing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Ford attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Sheena Aurora is a physician who specializes in pain medicine, adult oncology, and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Aurora accepts the following insurance: Health Net, Valley Health Plan, and Medicare. She attended medical school at 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 sees patients in Stanford, CA. Her medical specialties are adult oncology and medical oncology. Patient ratings for Dr. Ganjoo average 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts 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. In addition to English, Dr. Ganjoo speaks Persian.

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

Dr. John Lee specializes in adult oncology and medical oncology. Dr. Lee accepts the following insurance: Health Net and Valley Health Plan. He attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

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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.
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