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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. Dr. Carroll's areas of clinical interest consist of blood and marrow transplant and blood disorders. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Carroll's residency was performed at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with 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 an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. Dr. Kim is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He is conversant in Korean. Dr. Kim is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. He is open to 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's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Sacramento, CA. Dr. Rohatgi (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. After completing medical school at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Dr. Rohatgi performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rohatgi accepts. Dr. Rohatgi has received the following distinction: Sacramento Super Doctors. Dr. Rohatgi is open to new patients.

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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 is a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Sacramento, CA and Davis, CA. She attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Williams trained at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University for her residency. She is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. She has an open panel.

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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 is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include blood and marrow transplant and blood disorders. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kiwan takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Dr. Kiwan attended medical school at Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences. Dr. Kiwan (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French. Dr. Kiwan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is open to 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, who practices in Sacramento, CA, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. D'andre trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Dr. D'andre has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Liver Cancer, Colon Cancer, Stomach Cancer, Brain Tumor, Clinical Trials, Ovarian 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's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; she sees patients in Sacramento, CA. Dr. Behl accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She studied medicine at Christian Medical College, Ludhiana. For her professional training, Dr. Behl completed a residency program at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Behl (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Behl has an open panel.

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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.