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We found 21 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 specializes in gynecologic oncology and obstetrics. On average, patients gave Dr. Chen a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chen is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. Dr. Chen is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Chen has an open panel. Dr. Chen is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. For Dr. Chen's residency, Dr. Chen trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Chen is conversant in Mandarin.

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Clinical interests: Robotic Surgery

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 areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His education and training includes medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. His areas of expertise include myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), anemia, and chronic leukemia. On average, patients gave Dr. Yu a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Yu has a closed panel.

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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 works as an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. 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 is rated highly by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. Dr. Tai is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in gynecologic oncology. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. In his practice, he is particularly interested in gynecologic cancer and uterine problems. Dr. Pisani's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pisani takes. Dr. Pisani (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. Dr. Pisani's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. 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 physician who specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ching include cancer surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She obtained her medical school training at Duke University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Duke University Medical Center. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Ching is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She is open to 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, is a medical specialist in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). Dr. Leibowitz's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. In his practice, Dr. Leibowitz focuses on blood disorders. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, he completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Leibowitz is accepting new patients.

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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 works as a cancer surgeon in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. Patients gave Dr. Whang an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include surgical procedures. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. She speaks Korean. Dr. Whang is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes new patients.

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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 is a cancer surgeon in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. Dr. Chattopadhyay is rated highly by her patients. These areas are among her clinical interests: cancer surgery and breast cancer. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with McGill University, Dr. Chattopadhyay attended McGill University Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Chattopadhyay (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Bengali. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chattopadhyay's office for an appointment.

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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 is a surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist. Dr. Tran's clinical interests encompass surgical procedures. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. 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. He is conversant in Vietnamese. Dr. Tran's professional 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 is an oncologist and medical oncologist in Palo Alto, CA and Fremont, CA. Patients gave Dr. Kushlan an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. After attending Harvard Medical School, Dr. Kushlan completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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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 specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Patient ratings for Dr. Wong average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wong accepts. He is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Wong completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He speaks Mandarin and Cantonese.

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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 is a medical specialist in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. In Dr. Yao's practice, he is particularly interested in urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Yao completed residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Yao is conversant in Mandarin. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Yao is open to 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 is a specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Colocci's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. She attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Colocci's medical residency was performed 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 is a radiation oncology specialist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lundahl honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Lundahl attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Lundahl's practice 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 is a radiation oncologist in Palo Alto, CA and Sunnyvale, CA. In his practice, Dr. Schiffner focuses on radiation therapy. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schiffner honors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Schiffner completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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. Dr. Sinha (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Sinha's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Dr. Sinha takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. His practice 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.