We found 6 radiation oncologists who accept Health Net PPO near San Leandro, CA.

Dr. Michael Richard Forrest, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
20126 Stanton Avenue; Suite 101
Castro Valley, CA

Dr. Michael Forrest's medical specialty is radiation oncology. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Forrest's areas of expertise include radiation therapy. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Forrest honors. He is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Forrest trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Forrest offers language support for Cantonese, Mandarin, and Japanese-speaking patients. His professional affiliations include Eden Medical Center, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus, and John Muir Physician Network. Dr. Forrest welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy, Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy, Gynecologic Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gautam Prasad, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
13847 E. 14th Street; #217
San Leandro, CA

Dr. Gautam Prasad practices radiation oncology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include radiation therapy. He takes Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before performing his residency at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion, Dr. Prasad attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington Hospital Healthcare System, St. Rose Hospital, and Eden Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy, Radiation Therapy, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Head and Neck ... (Read more)

Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1034 A Street
Hayward, CA

Dr. David Kornguth, who practices in Hayward, CA, Berkeley, CA, and San Francisco, CA, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Kornguth is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He attended Boston University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center for residency. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
20400 Lake Chabot Road; Stuite 102
Castro Valley, CA

Dr. Gopal Sachdeva's specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Sachdeva is rated highly by his patients. He has a special interest in radiation therapy. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Eden Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sachdeva is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Sachdeva's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Sachdeva (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Croatian, and Navajo.

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Clinical interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Breast-Conserving Surgery, Sarcoma, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
13847 East 14th Street; Suite 109
San Leandro, CA

Dr. Ranu Grewal-Bahl is a radiation oncology specialist in Hayward, CA and San Leandro, CA. Dr. Grewal-Bahl studied medicine at Lady Hardinge Medical College and Christian Medical College. Dr. Grewal-Bahl's residency was performed at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Grewal-Bahl honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Grewal-Bahl (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. Dr. Grewal-Bahl's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and St. Rose Hospital. Dr. Grewal-Bahl is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2500 Merced Street
San Leandro, CA

Dr. Yeeyie Fogarty's specialty is radiation oncology. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Kaiser Permanente, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fogarty studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. She completed her residency training at Stanford University Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with St. Rose Hospital.

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What is Radiation Oncology?

Radiation oncologists are physicians who are specially trained in the safe use of radiation to treat cancer. Usually, they will manage a patient’s entire radiation treatment, from the imaging that will guide decisions, to the choices about what kind of radiation therapy to use.

Radiation is one of the few substances that can kill cancer cells and even shrink tumors. It does this by damaging DNA. When DNA becomes sufficiently damaged, cells can no longer reproduce, and they stop growing and die. Cancer cells are more susceptible to radiation than healthy tissue, because they reproduce faster. So typically, cancer cells exposed to radiation will be affected faster than healthy cells will. However it’s still important to protect healthy tissue as much as possible.

There are three ways that radiation can be delivered to the body. It can come from outside the body, delivered by a machine in much the same way x-rays are taken. This is called external-beam radiation. Sometimes the radiation is delivered internally, which is called brachytherapy. Tiny pellets of radioactive material are placed directly onto the cancer, where they can release radiation for a period of time. Some cancers are best treated systemically, with radioactive substances that travel through the bloodstream. Radiation oncologists decide which type of radiation therapy is best, developing a treatment plan for each patient that maximizes the benefits of the radiation while minimizing the risk to any healthy tissue.

Radiation oncologists may work with other kinds of physicians, such as medical oncologists or surgeons, to treat their patients. Sometimes patients are anxious about radiation therapy because it sounds dangerous. But radiation therapy won’t turn you radioactive. It’s safe, and so effective against many different types of cancer that it is one of the most common cancer treatments. Depending on the treatment, it may not even have noticeable side effects.

Radiation oncologists can be important allies in your fight against cancer.
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