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

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

Dr. Shirish Mahajan is an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Redding, CA and Sacramento, CA. Dr. Mahajan is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He attended Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Mahajan (or staff) speaks Marathi, Tamil, and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Mahajan has an open panel.

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

Dr. Alireza Abdolmohammadi sees patients in Redding, CA. His medical specialties are adult oncology and medical oncology. Dr. Abdolmohammadi takes Blue Shield, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended medical school at The National University of Iran. He speaks Persian.

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

Dr. Babak Rajabi is a medical specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. Dr. Rajabi (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, German, and Persian. He is a graduate of Islamic Azad University of Medical Sciences. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Ajay Verma is a Redding, CA physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Verma has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College.

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

Dr. Behrooz Zidehsarai is a specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. Dr. Zidehsarai attended medical school at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Anthem are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zidehsarai takes.

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

Dr. Michael Figueroa's specialties are adult oncology and medical oncology. He practices in Redding, CA. Dr. Figueroa has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, Anthem, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Nevada School of Medicine. In addition to English, he 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.
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