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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 specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Carroll's areas of expertise include blood and marrow transplant and blood disorders. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Carroll accepts. Before completing his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Carroll attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Carroll is professionally 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 a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Kim is conversant in Korean. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. Dr. Kim 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 practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Sacramento, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Rohatgi average 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rohatgi accepts. 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. He has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Rohatgi (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Rohatgi's professional affiliations include 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. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. She is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Williams is accepting new patients. 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.

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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 practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Sacramento, CA. Dr. Kiwan's clinical interests include blood and marrow transplant and blood disorders. The average patient rating for Dr. Kiwan is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He attended Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences for residency. Dr. Kiwan (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Kiwan's 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 hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Sacramento, CA. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. D'andre's practice is open to new patients. 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. She has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Liver Cancer, Colon Cancer, Stomach Cancer, Clinical Trials, Ovarian Cancer, Pancreatic 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. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Behl is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. She attended Christian Medical College, Ludhiana for medical school and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. Dr. Behl (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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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 a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Carmichael, CA and Sacramento, CA. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Blair's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Roseville Medical Center, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Blair studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah.

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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. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Spears takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency 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 works as a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Sacramento, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Korean. Dr. Kim's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kim completed a residency program at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Dr. Kim takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He practices in Redding, CA and Sacramento, CA. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER). Dr. Mahajan's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Mahajan (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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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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.