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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's areas of specialization are adult oncology and medical oncology. He is a graduate of Islamic Azad University of Medical Sciences and a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center's residency program. Dr. Rajabi accepts Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rajabi (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and Persian.

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

Dr. Alireza Abdolmohammadi is an adult oncologist, medical oncologist, and hematologist. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Abdolmohammadi is a graduate of The National University of Iran. He speaks Persian.

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

Dr. Shirish Mahajan specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He attended medical school at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER). For his professional training, Dr. Mahajan completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Mahajan accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Mahajan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Marathi, Tamil, and Hindi. Dr. Mahajan is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Ajay Verma's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Verma has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. He graduated from Maulana Azad Medical College.

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

Dr. Behrooz Zidehsarai's medical specialty is adult oncology and medical oncology. Dr. Zidehsarai is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Tehran University of Medical Sciences.

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

Dr. Michael Figueroa's areas of specialization are adult oncology and medical oncology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Anthem are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Figueroa accepts. He is a graduate of the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Dr. Figueroa speaks Spanish.

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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.