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We found 18 oncologists who accept Health Net VADEN EPO near San Carlos, CA.

Dr. Kimberly Moore Dalal, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
222 West 39th Avenue; Second Floor
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Kimberly Dalal works as a general surgeon, cancer surgeon, and colon and rectal surgeon. Dr. Dalal's clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), colorectal surgery procedures, and cancer surgery. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). Before completing her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Dr. Dalal attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dalal's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Lymphadenectomy, Thoracic Problems, Research, Rectal Problems, Rectal ... (Read more)

Dr. Christine Denise Ching, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
301 Industrial Road; Level 4
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. C. Ching is a physician who specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ching include cancer surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She obtained her medical school training at Duke University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Duke University Medical Center. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Ching is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Research, Lumpectomy, Sarcoma, Surgical Procedures, Melanoma, Cancer ... (Read more)

Dr. Randolph W.Y. Wong, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
222 West 39th Avenue; Second Floor
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Randolph Wong works as a general surgeon, cancer surgeon, and colon and rectal surgeon. Patients rated Dr. Wong highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Wong focuses on colorectal surgery procedures. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wong attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Melanoma, Cancer Surgery, Breast Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Steven Leibowitz, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. David Leibowitz, who practices in Palo Alto, CA, is a medical specialist in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). Dr. Leibowitz's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. In his practice, Dr. Leibowitz focuses on blood disorders. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, he completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Leibowitz is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Sarcoma, Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Karen Y Whang, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
301 Industrial Road; Level 2
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Karen Whang works as a cancer surgeon in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. Patients gave Dr. Whang an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include surgical procedures. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. She speaks Korean. Dr. Whang is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Abdominal Surgery, Pancreas Problems, Hernia Surgery, Colorectal Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. Runi Chattopadhyay, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
301 Industrial Road; Level 4
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Runi Chattopadhyay is a cancer surgeon in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. Dr. Chattopadhyay is rated highly by her patients. These areas are among her clinical interests: cancer surgery and breast cancer. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with McGill University, Dr. Chattopadhyay attended McGill University Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Chattopadhyay (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Bengali. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chattopadhyay's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Breast Cancer

Dr. Paula D Kushlan, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Paula Kushlan is an oncologist and medical oncologist in Palo Alto, CA and Fremont, CA. Patients gave Dr. Kushlan an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. After attending Harvard Medical School, Dr. Kushlan completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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Dr. Daniel Yao, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Yao is a medical specialist in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. In Dr. Yao's practice, he is particularly interested in urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Yao completed residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Yao is conversant in Mandarin. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Yao is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cryosurgery, Urologic Cancer, Female Urologic Disorders, Urologic Disorders, Benign Prostatic ... (Read more)

Dr. Natalia Colocci, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Natalia Colocci is a specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Colocci's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. She attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Colocci's medical residency was performed at Stanford University Medical Center. She speaks Italian.

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Clinical interests: Immunotherapy, Gynecologic Cancer, Liver Cancer, Thoracic Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Sarcoma, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrea Petron Metkus, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
222 West 39th Avenue; Second Floor
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Andrea Metkus, who practices in Burlingame, CA and San Mateo, CA, is a medical specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Metkus has indicated that her clinical interests include breast surgery. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. She studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Metkus is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Metkus is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Breast Surgery

Dr. Robert Eric Lundahl, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Robert Lundahl is a radiation oncology specialist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lundahl honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Lundahl attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Lundahl's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Daniel Carl Schiffner, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Schiffner is a radiation oncologist in Palo Alto, CA and Sunnyvale, CA. In his practice, Dr. Schiffner focuses on radiation therapy. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schiffner honors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Schiffner completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Lung Cancer, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Head and Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Niteen Sinha, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology
100 S. San Mateo Drive
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Robert Sinha works as a radiation oncologist and medical oncologist. Dr. Sinha (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Sinha's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Dr. Sinha takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Dirk Stephen Baumann, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Thoracic Surgery
222 West 39th Avenue; Second Floor
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Dirk Baumann works as a vascular surgeon, cancer surgeon, and chest surgeon in San Mateo, CA, Burlingame, CA, and Daly City, CA. He attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. He has indicated that his clinical interests include abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and endovascular surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Baumann average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Baumann is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Endovascular Surgery

Dr. Pauling Chang, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Pauling Chang's medical specialty is radiation oncology. He is conversant in Mandarin. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chang include radiation therapy. Dr. Chang's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Chang's education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Patient ratings for Dr. Chang average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Lung Cancer, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Head and Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce L Allen, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Cardiothoracic Surgery
222 West 39th Avenue; Second Floor
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Bruce Allen's areas of specialization are general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and cardiothoracic surgery; he sees patients in San Mateo, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Allen is 4.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include melanoma, robotic surgery, and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Allen is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Allen's education and training includes medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Melanoma, Laparoscopic Surgery, Robotic Surgery

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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.