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We found 11 medical oncologists who accept AARP near Sacramento, CA.

Dr. Michael Patten Carroll, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1020 29th Street; Suite 680
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Michael Carroll is an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Sacramento, CA. Dr. Carroll is especially interested in blood and marrow transplant and blood disorders. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Carroll's office for an appointment. He attended Stanford University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Immunotherapy, Bone Marrow Transplant, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Multiple ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian Kap-Soo Kim, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2800 L Street; Suite 300
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Brian Kim practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kim takes. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kim trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. In addition to English, Dr. Kim speaks Korean. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Nitin Rohatgi, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2800 L Street; Suite 300
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Nitin Rohatgi is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Rohatgi is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He obtained his medical school training at All India Institute of Medical Sciences and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Rohatgi has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. Dr. Rohatgi (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. Dr. Rohatgi is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Immunotherapy, Kidney Cancer, Testicular Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Clinical ... (Read more)

Dr. Melissa Jane Williams, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2800 L Street; Suite 300
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Melissa Williams' medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Williams is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. She honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Williams completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University.

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Dr. Elias Nicolas Kiwan, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1020 29th Street; #680
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Elias Kiwan is a Sacramento, CA physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. In Dr. Kiwan's practice, he is particularly interested in blood and marrow transplant and blood disorders. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Kiwan trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. In addition to English, Dr. Kiwan (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hepatobiliary Cancer, Bone Marrow Transplant, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Multiple ... (Read more)

Dr. Stacy Diane Dandre, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2800 L Street; Suite 300
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Stacy D'andre is an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Sacramento, CA. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Dr. D'andre has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. Dr. D'andre is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Liver Cancer, Colon Cancer, Stomach Cancer, Brain Tumor, Clinical Trials, Ovarian Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Deepti Behl, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2800 L Street; Suite 300
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Deepti Behl works as a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Sacramento, CA. Dr. Behl (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Behl's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She studied medicine at Christian Medical College, Ludhiana. For her professional training, Dr. Behl completed a residency program at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Behl honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, Melanoma, Clinical Trials, Palliative ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory Robb Blair, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3939 J Street; #360
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Gregory Blair is an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Carmichael, CA and Sacramento, CA. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Roseville Medical Center, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah for residency. Dr. Blair's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Blair honors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3939 J Street; #360
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Colin Spears is an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Sacramento, CA and Carmichael, CA. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Spears is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He has an open panel. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Spears trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center.

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Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3939 J Street; #360
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Kyung Kim is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Sacramento, CA. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Kim is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and a graduate of Penn State Hershey Medical Center's residency program. He speaks Korean. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Kim is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3939 J Street; #360
Sacramento, 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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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.