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

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

Dr. Karen Kelly is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kelly attended medical school at 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. Luko Laptalo's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Laptalo at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and more. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. 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 is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net ELECT POS. Dr. Mahajan has an open panel. Dr. Mahajan obtained his medical school training at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Mahajan (or staff) speaks Marathi, Tamil, and Hindi.

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

Dr. Delphine Ong's areas of specialization are adult oncology and medical oncology; she sees patients in Sacramento, CA. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and more. Dr. Ong studied medicine at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine.

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

Dr. David Harrison works as a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Sacramento, CA. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and more. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University 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 practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Shihabi is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of 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's areas of specialization are adult oncology and medical oncology; he sees patients in Sacramento, CA. Dr. Quadro speaks Spanish. He attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. He 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
2279 45th Street
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Kit Tam is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tam honors. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Tam speaks Mandarin and Cantonese.

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

Dr. Randeep Sangha is a specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. He works in Sacramento, CA. He is a graduate of the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Sangha accepts the following insurance: Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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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.