We found 6 medical oncologists who accept Anthem Blue Cross of California near Redding, CA.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
310 Hartnell Avenue
Redding, CA
 

Dr. Babak Rajabi is an adult oncology and medical oncology specialist. He accepts Blue Shield, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before completing his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Dr. Rajabi attended medical school at Islamic Azad University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Rajabi (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, German, and Persian.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
310 Hartnell Avenue
Redding, CA
 

Dr. Shirish Mahajan's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Redding, CA and Sacramento, CA. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Mahajan obtained his medical school training at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Mahajan (or staff) is conversant in Marathi, Tamil, and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
310 Hartnell Avenue
Redding, CA
 

Dr. Alireza Abdolmohammadi specializes in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). He attended medical school at The National University of Iran. Dr. Abdolmohammadi is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Persian.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1555 East Street; Suite 230
Redding, CA
 

Dr. Ajay Verma's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Redding, CA. He graduated from Maulana Azad Medical College. Dr. Verma's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2005 Court Street; Suite N
Redding, CA
 

Dr. Behrooz Zidehsarai practices adult oncology and medical oncology. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Anthem. Dr. Zidehsarai studied medicine at Tehran University of Medical Sciences.

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Specializes in Other, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
310 Hartnell Avenue
Redding, CA
 

Dr. Michael Figueroa is an adult oncology and medical oncology specialist in Redding, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Figueroa attended medical school at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Figueroa is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Anthem.

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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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