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

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Clinical interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Whipple Procedure, Lymphadenectomy, Research, Rectal Problems, Rectal ... (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 is a general surgeon, surgical oncologist, and colon and rectal surgeon in Burlingame, CA, San Mateo, CA, and Daly City, CA. Dr. Wong obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wong include colorectal surgery procedures. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wong honors. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Karen Whang's specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Whang include surgical procedures. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Dr. Whang attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at UMass Memorial Medical Center for residency. She is conversant in Korean.

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

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

Dr. David Leibowitz's medical specialty is adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). He has a special interest in blood disorders. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Leibowitz attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Leibowitz average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Leibowitz accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. His practice is open to 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. Paula D Kushlan, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Paula Kushlan specializes in adult oncology and medical oncology and practices in Palo Alto, CA and Fremont, CA. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Kushlan takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She graduated from Harvard Medical School. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for her residency. Dr. Kushlan is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Daniel Yao works as an urologist and surgical oncologist in Palo Alto, CA and Fremont, CA. His education and training includes medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He has a special interest in urologic (genitourinary) disorders. The average patient rating for Dr. Yao is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Yao is conversant in Mandarin. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Runi Chattopadhyay practices surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Chattopadhyay's areas of expertise consist of cancer surgery and breast cancer. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chattopadhyay honors. She attended McGill University Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with McGill University for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Chattopadhyay (or staff) speaks French and Bengali. Dr. Chattopadhyay's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Breast Cancer

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

Dr. Natalia Colocci is an adult oncologist and medical oncologist. She studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. She trained at Stanford University Medical Center for her residency. On average, patients gave Dr. Colocci a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Colocci takes. Dr. Colocci speaks Italian. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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 works as a general surgeon and cancer surgeon in Burlingame, CA and San Mateo, CA. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Metkus attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Metkus include breast surgery. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Metkus is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Breast Surgery

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

Dr. C. Ching's specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She studied medicine at Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Ching's medical residency was performed at Duke University Medical Center. Her clinical interests include cancer surgery. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Ching takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Ching welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Daniel Schiffner practices radiation oncology in Palo Alto, CA and Sunnyvale, CA. His clinical interests encompass radiation therapy. Dr. Schiffner is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Schiffner attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Schiffner 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. 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, surgical oncologist, and thoracic surgeon. These areas are among Dr. Baumann's clinical interests: abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and endovascular surgery. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Baumann's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). His practice is open to 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 practices radiation oncology. After attending the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). He is especially interested in radiation therapy. Dr. Chang has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Chang takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Chang welcomes new patients.

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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 specialties are general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and cardiothoracic surgery. He practices in San Mateo, CA. His clinical interests encompass melanoma, robotic surgery, and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Allen is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). He attended Stanford University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Allen takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Robert Lundahl is a specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Lundahl graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Robert Sinha is a medical specialist in radiation oncology and medical oncology. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Sinha trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for his residency. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sinha (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. Dr. Sinha welcomes new patients.

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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.
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