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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 practices gynecologic oncology and obstetrics. Patients gave Dr. Chen an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chen honors. Dr. Chen graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then Dr. Chen performed Dr. Chen's residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Chen is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Chen is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. Dr. Chen welcomes new patients.

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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 works as an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Sunnyvale, CA and Mountain View, CA. He graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Dr. Yu's residency was performed at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. His areas of expertise include myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), anemia, and chronic leukemia. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Yu accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as 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: Gynecologic Cancer, Liver Cancer, Sarcoma, Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Albert Pisani is a gynecologic oncologist. Dr. Pisani (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Clinical interests for Dr. Pisani include cancer and uterine problems. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. Before completing his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Pisani attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Gynecological Problems, Cancer, Women's Health Issues, Uterine Problems, Ovarian Cancer, ... (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 Mountain View, CA physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. Dr. Tai is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for his residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tai is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Genetics, Stomach Cancer, Breast Cancer

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 oncology (cancer surgery) specialist. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Ching include cancer surgery. She honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Dr. Ching is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Duke University Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Ching's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. 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. Khoi Q Tran, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Khoi Tran's area of specialization is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Tran is conversant in Vietnamese. His areas of expertise include surgical procedures. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Tran's 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 rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. 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. 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 a physician who specializes in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). Dr. Leibowitz's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Leibowitz focuses on blood disorders. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Leibowitz takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency 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's medical specialty is adult oncology and medical oncology. Dr. Kushlan is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. She obtained her medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed her residency 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. Karen Y Whang, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 3
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Karen Whang is a specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Whang has indicated that her clinical interests include surgical procedures. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Whang has an open panel. She attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Whang speaks Korean.

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

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). Areas of expertise for Dr. Yao include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Dr. Yao has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Yao speaks Mandarin. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cryosurgery, Urologic Cancer, Female Urologic Disorders, Surgical Procedures, Urologic Disorders, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Runi Chattopadhyay, who practices in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA, is a medical specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). These areas are among her clinical interests: cancer surgery and breast cancer. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Chattopadhyay honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chattopadhyay attended medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with McGill University. Dr. Chattopadhyay (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: French and Bengali. Dr. Chattopadhyay is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Breast Cancer

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 specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Mountain View, CA and Sunnyvale, CA. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wong honors. He is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese. Dr. Wong's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. H. Wu is an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Mountain View, CA, Sunnyvale, CA, and Los Gatos, CA. Dr. Wu has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. She obtained her medical school training at Yale School of Medicine and performed her residency at Stanford University Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, 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 is a medical specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. Dr. Colocci's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Colocci is open to new patients. After attending Harvard Medical School, she completed her residency training at Stanford University Medical Center. She is conversant in 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 works as a radiation oncologist in Palo Alto, CA. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lundahl accepts. He has an open panel. Dr. Lundahl attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Mayo Clinic.

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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's specialty is radiation oncology. In his practice, Dr. Schiffner focuses on radiation therapy. He is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for his residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Schiffner is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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