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

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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 graduated from Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER). His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Mahajan takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mahajan (or staff) speaks Marathi, Tamil, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with 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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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 is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Laptalo is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage. He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors.

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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. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and more. He is a graduate of 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's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Kelly is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Delphine Ong practices adult oncology and medical oncology. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ong attended medical school at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine.

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

Dr. Robert Quadro's areas of specialization are adult oncology and medical oncology; he sees patients in Sacramento, CA. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Quadro graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Randeep Sangha specializes in adult oncology and medical oncology. He takes Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Sangha studied medicine at the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry.

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

Dr. Samer Shihabi, who practices in Sacramento, CA, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shihabi attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine.

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

Dr. Kit Tam sees patients in Sacramento, CA. Her medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tam is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Cantonese.

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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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