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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 is a medical specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). In addition to English, Dr. Guirguis speaks Arabic. Her clinical interests encompass cancer surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Before completing her residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dr. Guirguis attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. She has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. Dr. Guirguis is open to new patients.

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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's areas of specialization are radiation oncology, interventional neuroradiology, and vascular & interventional radiology; he sees patients in Sacramento, CA and San Jose, CA. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Washington Hospital Healthcare System. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Varjavand accepts. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Varjavand is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is conversant in Persian.

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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 is a cancer surgeon in Sacramento, CA and Jackson, CA. In his practice, Dr. Graves focuses on surgical procedures. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Graves is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net ELECT POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Rush Medical College and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Graves has received the following distinction: Sacramento Super Doctors. He is conversant in French. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Amador Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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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 is a medical specialist in radiation oncology, vascular & interventional radiology, and radiological physics. Before completing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Seidenwurm attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Seidenwurm takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors. Dr. Seidenwurm's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Davis Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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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. He attended medical school at National Taiwan University School of Medicine. Dr. Lee's medical residency was performed at Duke University Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net ELECT POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Mandarin and Taiwanese. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Lee welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Luko Laptalo's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Laptalo at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and more. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He has received the following distinction: Sacramento Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Delphine Ong's areas of specialization are adult oncology and medical oncology; she sees patients in Sacramento, CA. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and more. Dr. Ong studied medicine at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine.

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

Dr. Samer Shihabi practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Shihabi is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine.

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

Dr. Ellen Wiegner works as a radiation oncologist. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and more. Dr. Wiegner is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3000 Q Street
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Robert Quadro's areas of specialization are adult oncology and medical oncology; he sees patients in Sacramento, CA. Dr. Quadro speaks Spanish. He attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage.

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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.