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

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Dr. Brian Kap-Soo Kim, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2800 L Street; Suite 300
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Brian Kim works as a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kim honors. Dr. Kim speaks Korean. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. Dr. Kim's practice is open to new patients.

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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 sees patients in Sacramento, CA. His medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include blood and marrow transplant and blood disorders. Dr. Kiwan is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Dr. Kiwan (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hepatobiliary Cancer, Bone Marrow Transplant, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Multiple ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Carroll is an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. His areas of expertise consist of blood and marrow transplant and blood disorders. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Carroll graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Immunotherapy, Bone Marrow Transplant, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Multiple ... (Read more)

Dr. Nitin Rohatgi, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2800 L Street; Suite 300
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Nitin Rohatgi's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is a graduate of All India Institute of Medical Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Rohatgi trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He has received the following distinction: Sacramento Super Doctors. Dr. Rohatgi (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Immunotherapy, Kidney Cancer, Testicular Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Clinical ... (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 specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She works in Sacramento, CA. Dr. D'andre accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. D'andre trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. She has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. Dr. D'andre is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Liver Cancer, Colon Cancer, Stomach Cancer, Brain Tumor, Clinical Trials, Ovarian Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Melissa J Williams, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2800 L Street; Suite 300
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Melissa Williams sees patients in Sacramento, CA and Davis, CA. Her medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Williams is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and residency at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University. She honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Deepti Behl, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2800 L Street; Suite 300
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Deepti Behl, who practices in Sacramento, CA, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She is a graduate of Christian Medical College, Ludhiana. Dr. Behl completed her residency training at Mayo Clinic. In addition to English, Dr. Behl (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Behl's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She is open to new patients.

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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.
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