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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 is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kao has an open panel. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and Stanford University School of Medicine and residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Kao (or staff) speaks the following languages: Croatian, Serbian, and Spanish.

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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 radiation oncologist and medical oncologist in Pleasanton, CA, San Mateo, CA, and Mountain View, CA. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Sinha (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Sinha's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). He has an open panel.

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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, who practices in San Francisco, CA, San Mateo, CA, and Burlingame, CA, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Chan at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. Dr. Chan is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Seton Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in San Mateo, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Adler include lung cancer and breast cancer. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Adler obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). Dr. Adler is accepting new patients.

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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's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; she sees patients in San Mateo, CA. Dr. Chee is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. She has a special interest in blood disorders. Dr. Chee is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG).

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Clinical interests: Immunotherapy, Research, Hepatobiliary Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Colon Cancer, ... (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 works as a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in San Mateo, CA. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). After attending Yale School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Dr. Ekstrand is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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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 is an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in San Mateo, CA. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Brown studied medicine at Rush Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Brown completed a residency program at Stanford University Medical Center. She is affiliated with 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.