We found 10 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 works as an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. His areas of expertise consist of blood and marrow transplant and blood disorders. Dr. Carroll is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Carroll's medical residency was performed at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He welcomes new patients.

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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 works as an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Auburn, CA, Lincoln, CA, and Sacramento, CA. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Kim attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. Kim is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He is conversant in Korean. Dr. Kim's 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 sees patients in Sacramento, CA. His medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Rohatgi is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts, Dr. Rohatgi attended medical school at All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Dr. Rohatgi has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. Dr. Rohatgi (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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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 is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school, Dr. Williams completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. She is open to new patients.

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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, who practices in Sacramento, CA, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Kiwan include blood and marrow transplant and blood disorders. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Kiwan graduated from Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. In addition to English, Dr. Kiwan (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He 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's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. D'andre is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. Dr. D'andre graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. She has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors.

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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 practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Behl is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She is a graduate of Christian Medical College, Ludhiana and a graduate of Mayo Clinic's residency program. Dr. Behl (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Behl is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Her practice is open to new patients.

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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's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He practices in Carmichael, CA and Sacramento, CA. Patients gave Dr. Blair an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Blair accepts. After completing medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Roseville Medical Center, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Kyung Kim's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Sacramento, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Kim speaks Korean. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He trained at Penn State Hershey Medical Center for his residency. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Kim has an open panel.

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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). Dr. Mahajan's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mahajan honors. In addition to English, Dr. Mahajan (or staff) speaks Marathi, Tamil, and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Mahajan's office for an appointment.

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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.