We found 24 oncologists who accept Aetna Affordable Health Choices 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 is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Yu's clinical interests include myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), lung cancer, and anemia. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. His training includes a residency program at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Yu is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Hartford Hospital, and MidState Medical Center. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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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's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Tai's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tai honors. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For his residency, Dr. Tai trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He is conversant in 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 works as a gynecologic oncologist. His areas of expertise include gynecologic cancer and uterine problems. Patients rated Dr. Pisani highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Pisani (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. Dr. Pisani is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Ming-Teh Chen works as a gynecologic oncologist and obstetrician in San Jose, CA, Mountain View, CA, and Los Gatos, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Chen include gynecologic cancer. Dr. Chen is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by Dr. Chen's patients. Dr. Chen accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Chen studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. For Dr. Chen's residency, Dr. Chen trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Chen speaks Mandarin. Dr. Chen's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and El Camino Hospital. Dr. Chen is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Colposcopy, Cystoscopy, Cryosurgery, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Hysteroscopy, Vulvar ... (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 is a surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Whang has indicated that her clinical interests include surgical procedures. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Whang accepts. Dr. Whang speaks Korean. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Menlo Park Surgical Hospital (MPSH), and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. She is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Hanhsing Wu, who practices in Mountain View, CA, Sunnyvale, CA, and Los Gatos, CA, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Wu is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She is open to new patients. She attended Yale School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency.

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

Dr. David S 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). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Leibowitz include blood disorders. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Leibowitz is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He 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. Paula D Kushlan, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level A
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Paula Kushlan works as an adult oncologist and medical oncologist. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kushlan is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kushlan is accepting new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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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 medical specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Schiffner's clinical interests encompass radiation therapy. 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. Schiffner accepts. Dr. Schiffner welcomes new patients. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. 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. Khoi Q Tran, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Khoi Tran's specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). In addition to English, Dr. Tran speaks Vietnamese. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tran include surgical procedures. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tran honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Lymphadenectomy, Surgical Procedures, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kim-Son Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
Mountain View Center; 701 E. El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Kim-Son Nguyen specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Mountain View, CA, San Jose, CA, and Sunnyvale, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Nguyen include blood disorders. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nguyen is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and a graduate of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's residency program. He speaks Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Nguyen is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Kidney Cancer, Colon Cancer, Leukemia, Bone Marrow Transplant, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Multiple ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Derrick Wong is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Mountain View, CA and Sunnyvale, CA. Dr. Wong attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Wong 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 is a specialist in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Yao is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yao accepts. Dr. Yao attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. His training includes residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Menlo Park Surgical Hospital (MPSH), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Yao's office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Runi Chattopadhyay practices surgical oncology (cancer surgery) in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Chattopadhyay (or staff) speaks French and Bengali. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chattopadhyay include cancer surgery and breast cancer. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Menlo Park Surgical Hospital (MPSH), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Her education and training includes medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with McGill University. On average, patients gave Dr. Chattopadhyay a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Breast Cancer

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 practices adult oncology and medical oncology. On average, patients gave Dr. Colocci a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. She is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and a graduate of Stanford University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Colocci is conversant in Italian.

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Clinical interests: Immunotherapy, Gynecologic Cancer, Liver Cancer, Thoracic Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Sarcoma, Colon ... (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 cancer surgeon. She graduated from Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Ching's medical residency was performed at Duke University Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include cancer surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Ching a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ching accepts. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Ching is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Menlo Park Surgical Hospital (MPSH), 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)

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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.
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