Finding Providers
loading

We found 10 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 practices surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Guirguis's clinical interests include cancer surgery. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She studied medicine at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Guirguis trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Guirguis has received the following distinction: Sacramento Super Doctors. She speaks Arabic. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Guirguis is accepting new patients.

Read more

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's medical specialty is radiation oncology, interventional neuroradiology, and vascular & interventional radiology. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Washington Hospital Healthcare System. Dr. Varjavand accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Varjavand attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, he speaks Persian.

Read more

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

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

Dr. Gregory Graves works as a cancer surgeon. In his practice, he is particularly interested in surgical procedures. Dr. Graves is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Graves attended medical school at Rush Medical College. He has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks French. Dr. Graves is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Amador Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

Read more

Clinical interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Lymphadenectomy, Thoracic Problems, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic ... (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 specializes in radiation oncology, vascular & interventional radiology, and radiological physics and practices in Sacramento, CA. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Davis Hospital. Dr. Seidenwurm is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Seidenwurm attended Harvard Medical School. He has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Yisheng Lee works as a pediatric hematologist and pediatric oncologist. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee accepts. Dr. Lee attended National Taiwan University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin and Taiwanese. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). His practice is open to new patients.

Read more
No Photo
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.

Read more
No Photo
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.

Read more
No Photo
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3301 C Street; Suite 550
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Ellen Wiegner's specialty is radiation oncology. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine.

Read more
No Photo
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.

Read more
No Photo
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.

Read more

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

New Patients

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Ethnicity/Race

Foreign Language

Research

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Time Commitments

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.