We found 9 medical oncologists who accept Anthem PPO near Sacramento, CA.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3301 C Street; Building 500
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Luko Laptalo's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He practices in Sacramento, CA. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. The average patient rating for Dr. Laptalo is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage. He has received the following distinction: Sacramento Super Doctors.

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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. Dr. Mahajan is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Mahajan attended Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) for medical school. Dr. Mahajan (or staff) is conversant in Marathi, Tamil, and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Mahajan's practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3301 C Street; Building 500
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Delphine Ong is a specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. Dr. Ong graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2800 L Street; Suite 300
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. David Harrison is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Harrison accepts. He attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4501 X Street; Suite 3016
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Karen Kelly works as an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. Dr. Kelly is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and more. She graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3301 C Street; Building 500
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Samer Shihabi is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Sacramento, CA. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Shihabi accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3000 Q Street
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Robert Quadro is a Sacramento, CA physician who specializes in adult oncology and medical oncology. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and more. He graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Quadro speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2279 45th Street
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Kit Tam is a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Sacramento, CA. Dr. Tam accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Cantonese.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4501 X Street; Suite 3019
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Randeep Sangha works as an adult oncologist and medical oncologist in Sacramento, CA. Dr. Sangha honors Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. He graduated from the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry.

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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.