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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 practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and more. 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 areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. The average patient rating for Dr. Laptalo is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Laptalo honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Laptalo has received the distinction of 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. He attended medical school at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER). For his professional training, Dr. Mahajan completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Mahajan accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Mahajan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Marathi, Tamil, and Hindi. Dr. Mahajan is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Delphine Ong is an adult oncologist and medical oncologist. Dr. Ong graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ong accepts.

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

Dr. David Harrison is an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Sacramento, CA. He attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Harrison is in-network for 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
3301 C Street; Building 500
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Samer Shihabi works as an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Shihabi at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage. 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 sees patients in Sacramento, CA. His medical specialties are adult oncology and medical oncology. Dr. Quadro accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage. He studied medicine at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Kit Tam's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Tam speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. 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
4501 X Street; Suite 3019
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Randeep Sangha's specialties are adult oncology and medical oncology. He honors Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Sangha attended medical school at 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.