We found 22 oncologists who accept Aetna Affordable Health Choices near Palo Alto, CA.

Dr. Ming Teh Dwight D Chen, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Obstetrics
2490 Hospital Drive; Suite 102
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Ming-Teh Chen's specialties are gynecologic oncology and obstetrics. Dr. Ming-Teh Chen practices in San Jose, CA, Mountain View, CA, and Los Gatos, CA. Dr. Chen attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chen include gynecologic cancer. Patient reviews placed Dr. Chen at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chen is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Chen speaks Mandarin. Dr. Chen is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chen's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Cystoscopy, Loop Electrosurgical Excision, Hysteroscopy, Vulvar Cancer, ... (Read more)

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. Albert Louis Pisani, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Other
2490 Hospital Drive; Suite 111, Melchor Pavilion
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Albert Pisani works as a gynecologic oncologist. Dr. Pisani (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. These areas are among his clinical interests: gynecologic cancer and uterine problems. Dr. Pisani's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Pisani has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Cystoscopy, Loop Electrosurgical Excision, Hysteroscopy, Vulvar Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christine Denise Ching, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 3
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. C. Ching is a surgical oncologist in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. She attended Duke University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency. In her practice, Dr. Ching focuses on cancer surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Ching is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Ching's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Research, Lumpectomy, Sarcoma, Surgical Procedures, Melanoma, Cancer ... (Read more)

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. Karen Y Whang, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 3
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Karen Whang specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and practices in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. Dr. Whang is conversant in Korean. In her practice, she is particularly interested in surgical procedures. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Whang takes. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Abdominal Surgery, Pancreas Problems, Hernia Surgery, Colorectal Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. Runi Chattopadhyay, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 3
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Runi Chattopadhyay works as a cancer surgeon. In addition to English, Dr. Chattopadhyay (or staff) speaks French and Bengali. Dr. Chattopadhyay has indicated that her clinical interests include cancer surgery and breast cancer. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with McGill University, Dr. Chattopadhyay attended McGill University Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Chattopadhyay has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chattopadhyay is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Breast Cancer

Dr. Khoi Q Tran, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Khoi Tran specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and practices in Mountain View, CA. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Tran include surgical procedures. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tran is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Tran is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Lymphadenectomy, Surgical Procedures, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, ... (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. Daniel Yao, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 3
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Yao works as an urologist and cancer surgeon. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Yao attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Yao include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Dr. Yao's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. Dr. Yao's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Yao is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cryosurgery, Urologic Cancer, Female Urologic Disorders, Urologic Disorders, Benign Prostatic ... (Read more)

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 Eric Lundahl, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level A
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Robert Lundahl's specialty is radiation oncology. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lundahl accepts. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Lundahl completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Lundahl is open to new patients.

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Dr. Daniel Carl Schiffner, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level A
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Schiffner works as a radiation oncologist in Palo Alto, CA and Sunnyvale, CA. He is especially interested in radiation therapy. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Schiffner attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Schiffner is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Lung Cancer, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Head and Neck ... (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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What is Oncology?

An oncologist is a physician who is concerned with the treatment of tumors and cancers. Cancer is when cells in the human body grow in an abnormal or out-of-control way. The goal of oncology is to cure a patient’s cancer, or, if the cancer is incurable, to control the cancer and reduce the symptoms for as long as possible.

Oncologists have several roles in their interaction with patients. They diagnose cancer and determine what stage the cancer is in, or to what extent the cancer has grown. They explain the diagnosis and stage to the patient, and they recommend treatment and deliver care. During treatment, oncologists are responsible for maintaining quality of life for their patients by reducing pain and side effects from medications.

There are three main types of oncologists:
  • Medical Oncologists specialize in the use of medications, especially chemotherapy, to kill cancer cells. In some areas, the term “medical oncologist” refers to the oncologist who is overall in charge of making decisions about a patient’s treatment.
  • Surgical Oncologists specialize in surgical treatments for cancer, such as biopsies (where small tissue samples are taken and examined), or surgical removal of tumors and surrounding tissue.
  • Radiation Oncologists specialize in the use of radiation (a kind of high powered x-ray) to kill cancer.

The American Society of Clinical Oncology also recognizes the subspecialties of Gynecological Oncology, which focuses on cancers of the female reproductive tract, and Pediatric Oncology, which deals with cancers that are most common in childhood.

In the United States, nearly one-half of all men and one-third of all women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes. It is an unfortunately common disease that can sometimes be life-threatening. Oncologists provide care to millions of people facing that diagnosis every year.