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We found 7 medical oncologists who accept United Healthcare PPO near Sacramento, CA.

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Dr. Michael Patten Carroll, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1020 29th Street; Suite 680
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Michael Carroll's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He practices in Sacramento, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Carroll include blood and marrow transplant and blood disorders. He takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Carroll attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Carroll's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 is a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. He studied medicine at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. Dr. Kim takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He speaks Korean. Dr. Kim's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. He welcomes 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 is an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Sacramento, CA. Dr. Rohatgi's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. He accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. After completing medical school at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Rohatgi has received the following distinction: Sacramento Super Doctors. Dr. Rohatgi (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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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' specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She practices in Sacramento, CA and Davis, CA. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. Dr. Williams honors several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. Her practice is open to new patients. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University for residency.

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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's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kiwan's clinical interests encompass blood and marrow transplant and blood disorders. He is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Kiwan completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Dr. Kiwan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and French. Dr. Kiwan's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is accepting 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 a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. D'andre is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She is accepting new patients. Dr. D'andre graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. She has received professional recognition including the following: 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)

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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.