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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 is a general surgeon, cancer surgeon, and colon and rectal surgeon in San Mateo, CA and Burlingame, CA. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Dalal has indicated that her clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), colorectal surgery procedures, and cancer surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. Dr. Dalal studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School.

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Clinical interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Whipple Procedure, Lymphadenectomy, Thoracic Problems, Research, 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 surgical oncologist in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. She attended Duke University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency. In her practice, Dr. Ching focuses on cancer surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Ching is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Ching's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes 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 sees patients in Burlingame, CA, San Mateo, CA, and Daly City, CA. His medical specialties are general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery. In his practice, Dr. Wong focuses on colorectal surgery procedures. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wong honors. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona, Dr. Wong attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. Dr. Wong's practice is open to new patients.

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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 and Fremont, CA, is a medical specialist in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). The average patient rating for Dr. Leibowitz is 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include blood disorders. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Leibowitz honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Leibowitz attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school.

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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 specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and practices in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. Dr. Whang is conversant in Korean. In her practice, she is particularly interested in surgical procedures. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Whang takes. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 works as a cancer surgeon. In addition to English, Dr. Chattopadhyay (or staff) speaks French and Bengali. Dr. Chattopadhyay has indicated that her clinical interests include cancer surgery and breast cancer. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with McGill University, Dr. Chattopadhyay attended McGill University Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Chattopadhyay has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chattopadhyay is open to new patients.

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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 practices adult oncology and medical oncology in Palo Alto, CA and Fremont, CA. Dr. Kushlan's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Kushlan attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. She is rated highly by her patients. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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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 cancer surgeon. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Yao attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Yao include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Dr. Yao's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. Dr. Yao's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Yao is accepting 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's areas of specialization are adult oncology and medical oncology; she sees patients in Palo Alto, CA and Fremont, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Colocci is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Colocci is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Colocci graduated from Harvard Medical School and then she performed her residency 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 practices general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include breast surgery. Dr. Metkus accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Metkus attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. She 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's specialty is radiation oncology. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lundahl accepts. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Lundahl completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Lundahl 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 works as a radiation oncologist in Palo Alto, CA and Sunnyvale, CA. He is especially interested in radiation therapy. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Schiffner attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Schiffner is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice is open to 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. 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. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to English, Dr. Sinha (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Sinha's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). He 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 is a vascular surgeon, surgical oncologist, and thoracic surgeon. He studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Baumann's medical residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His areas of expertise include abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and endovascular surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Baumann accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Baumann's 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: 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 is a radiation oncology specialist in Palo Alto, CA and Sunnyvale, CA. He speaks Mandarin. Dr. Chang is especially interested in radiation therapy. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). The average patient rating for Dr. Chang is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chang takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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 medical specialty is general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and cardiothoracic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include melanoma, robotic surgery, and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Allen accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Stanford University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Dr. Allen is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. He welcomes 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.