We found 7 medical oncologists who accept Blue Shield near San Mateo, CA.

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Dr. Jelena M Milojevic, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
218 De Anza Boulevard
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Jelena Kao's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Kao (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Croatian, Serbian, and Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. She graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and Stanford University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Kao takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She 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 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. Edward Y.C. Chan, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
50 South San Mateo Drive; Suite 380
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Edward Chan's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Chan trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chan is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Cantonese. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Seton Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Kent Marc-Josef Adler, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
218 De Anza Boulevard
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Kent Adler practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in San Mateo, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung cancer and breast cancer. Dr. Adler is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Adler is accepting new patients. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College.

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Clinical interests: Lung Cancer, Breast Cancer

Dr. Karen G Chee, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
218 De Anza Boulevard
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Karen Chee is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in San Mateo, CA. Dr. Chee's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chee include blood disorders. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Chee's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG).

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Clinical interests: Immunotherapy, Hepatobiliary Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Bradley Cameron Ekstrand, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
218 De Anza Boulevard
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Bradley Ekstrand is a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in San Mateo, CA. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). Dr. Ekstrand takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. After attending Yale School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York.

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Dr. Jennifer A Brown, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
218 De Anza Boulevard
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Jennifer Brown's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; she sees patients in San Mateo, CA. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Brown's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG).

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What is Medical Oncology?

Medical oncologists are physicians who treat cancer through the use of medication, usually chemotherapy. Often a medical oncologist is the doctor in charge of a cancer patient’s health care, and this doctor may organize and coordinate all the care the patient receives, even that from other specialists.

Oncologist is a fancy word for a physician who treats cancer. There are three main types of oncologists: surgical oncologists perform surgery, radiation oncologists provide radiation therapy, and medical oncologists treat cancer with chemotherapy and other medication. There are also other distinctions between oncologists. For example, some oncologists specialize only in one or two tumor types (such as breast cancer or lung cancer), and pediatric oncologists only treat children and teens. However, all medical oncologists will be knowledgeable about the use of medicine to treat cancer.

While traditional chemotherapy is the most common medication used to treat cancer, other medications that a medical oncologist might use include hormonal therapies (such as Tamoxifen) or a newer kind of treatment called targeted therapy. Targeted therapy medications act only on cancer cells, while chemotherapy acts on all dividing cells in the body.

The care provided by medical oncologists usually begins when cancer is first suspected. They diagnose and stage cancer, or describe how serious it is. Medical oncologists are often the ones to explain to patients where their cancer is located, how severe their case is, and what treatment is recommended. They manage treatment and follow-up care after the cancer is removed, or they provide palliative care for patients whose cancer cannot be successfully treated.

Medical oncologists typically work with a group of health care providers that form a cancer team to provide care for each patient. The cancer team can include other physicians (such as oncologists and pathologists), oncological nurses, or social workers. Each specialist brings a very specific set of skills to the team, so working together as one unit, they offer a greater breadth of knowledge and skills for each patient.