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We found 11 oncologists who accept Health Net HSP near Sacramento, CA.

Dr. Lisa M Guirguis, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
2800 L Street; Suite 300
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Lisa Guirguis is a surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Guirguis include cancer surgery. Dr. Guirguis is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Dr. Guirguis attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She has received the following distinction: Sacramento Super Doctors. She is conversant in Arabic.

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Clinical interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Prophylactic Mastectomy, Research, Lumpectomy, Cancer Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bahram Varjavand, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Interventional Neuroradiology, Radiological Physics, Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology, Nuclear Radiology
2801 L Street
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Bahram Varjavand practices radiation oncology, interventional neuroradiology, and vascular & interventional radiology. In addition to English, he speaks Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Washington Hospital Healthcare System. Dr. Varjavand attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Varjavand's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Arteriovenous Malformation, Stroke, Head and Neck Problems, Embolization, Tumor, MRI, Brain ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory M Graves, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
2800 L Street; Suite 200
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Gregory Graves' medical specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Graves's areas of expertise include surgical procedures. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. Dr. Graves speaks French. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Amador Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Lymphadenectomy, Thoracic Problems, Heller Myotomy, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. David Jay Seidenwurm, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Radiological Physics, Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology, Nuclear Radiology
2801 K Street; Suite 115
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. David Seidenwurm is a medical specialist in radiation oncology, vascular & interventional radiology, and radiological physics. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Davis Hospital. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Seidenwurm welcomes new patients. Before completing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Seidenwurm attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. He has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3301 C Street; Building 550
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Dominique Rash's medical specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Rash has indicated that her clinical interests include radiation therapy. She is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. She studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Rash is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Yisheng Lee, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
5030 J Street; Suite 200
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Yisheng Lee's medical specialty is pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. He speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Taiwanese. Dr. Lee is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). His education and training includes medical school at National Taiwan University School of Medicine and residency at Duke University Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lee is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Luko Laptalo is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Laptalo is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Delphine Ong is a medical specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. She studied medicine at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. Dr. Ong is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and more.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3301 C Street; Suite 550
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Ellen Wiegner is a radiation oncologist. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and more. She graduated from Stanford 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 is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Shihabi average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Shihabi takes 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
3000 Q Street
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Robert Quadro is an oncologist and medical oncologist. Dr. Quadro is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish.

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What is Oncology?

An oncologist is a physician who is concerned with the treatment of tumors and cancers. Cancer is when cells in the human body grow in an abnormal or out-of-control way. The goal of oncology is to cure a patient’s cancer, or, if the cancer is incurable, to control the cancer and reduce the symptoms for as long as possible.

Oncologists have several roles in their interaction with patients. They diagnose cancer and determine what stage the cancer is in, or to what extent the cancer has grown. They explain the diagnosis and stage to the patient, and they recommend treatment and deliver care. During treatment, oncologists are responsible for maintaining quality of life for their patients by reducing pain and side effects from medications.

There are three main types of oncologists:
  • Medical Oncologists specialize in the use of medications, especially chemotherapy, to kill cancer cells. In some areas, the term “medical oncologist” refers to the oncologist who is overall in charge of making decisions about a patient’s treatment.
  • Surgical Oncologists specialize in surgical treatments for cancer, such as biopsies (where small tissue samples are taken and examined), or surgical removal of tumors and surrounding tissue.
  • Radiation Oncologists specialize in the use of radiation (a kind of high powered x-ray) to kill cancer.

The American Society of Clinical Oncology also recognizes the subspecialties of Gynecological Oncology, which focuses on cancers of the female reproductive tract, and Pediatric Oncology, which deals with cancers that are most common in childhood.

In the United States, nearly one-half of all men and one-third of all women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes. It is an unfortunately common disease that can sometimes be life-threatening. Oncologists provide care to millions of people facing that diagnosis every year.