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 sees patients in San Mateo, CA and Burlingame, CA. Her medical specialties are general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery. Before performing her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Dr. Dalal attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She has a special interest in video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), colorectal surgery procedures, and cancer surgery. Dr. Dalal's average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Dalal is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). She welcomes new patients.

Read more

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 oncology (cancer surgery) specialist in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Ching's clinical interests include cancer surgery. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After attending Duke University School of Medicine, Dr. Ching completed her residency training at Duke University Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Ching average 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Ching is accepting new patients.

Read more

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 practices general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Wong is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in colorectal surgery procedures. Dr. Wong is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Wong trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona. Dr. Wong is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Wong's office for an appointment.

Read more

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 is an adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders) specialist. In his practice, Dr. Leibowitz focuses on blood disorders. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Leibowitz attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

Read more

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. Dr. Whang's clinical interests encompass surgical procedures. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, Dr. Whang performed her residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. She is conversant in Korean. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Whang is accepting new patients.

Read more

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

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. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kushlan is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. Dr. Kushlan is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Daniel Yao, who practices in Palo Alto, CA and Fremont, CA, is a medical specialist in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He is conversant in Mandarin. Clinical interests for Dr. Yao include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Dr. Yao's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Yao graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

Read more

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's area of specialization is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Chattopadhyay's areas of expertise consist of cancer surgery and breast cancer. 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. Chattopadhyay accepts. Dr. Chattopadhyay attended medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with McGill University. Dr. Chattopadhyay (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Bengali. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Chattopadhyay is open to new patients.

Read more

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 oncologist and medical oncologist in Palo Alto, CA and Fremont, CA. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Colocci is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Before performing her residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Colocci attended Harvard Medical School. In addition to English, she speaks Italian. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Colocci's practice is open to new patients.

Read more

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 is a specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She works in Burlingame, CA and San Mateo, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Metkus average 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Metkus include breast surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She is open to new patients. Dr. Metkus is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for her residency.

Read more

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 works as a radiation oncologist in Palo Alto, CA. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Lundahl's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Lundahl's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Daniel Schiffner is a radiation oncology specialist. He is especially interested in radiation therapy. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Schiffner attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Schiffner speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

Read more

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's specialties are radiation oncology and medical oncology. He practices in Pleasanton, CA, San Mateo, CA, and Mountain View, CA. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Sinha takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sinha (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). He welcomes new patients.

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 specializes in vascular surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and thoracic surgery and practices in San Mateo, CA, Burlingame, CA, and Daly City, CA. Dr. Baumann studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for his residency. His clinical interests encompass abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and endovascular surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Baumann is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Baumann's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. He is accepting new patients.

Read more

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 specialist in radiation oncology. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Chang has indicated that his clinical interests include radiation therapy. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Chang obtained his medical school training at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). He is conversant in Mandarin.

Read more

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. Dr. Allen has a special interest in melanoma, robotic surgery, and laparoscopic surgery. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Allen attended Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Allen's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

Read more

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

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

Foreign Language

Research

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Time Commitments

Certifications

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.
Selecting a checkbox option will refresh the page.