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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 an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. Dr. Kao accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Kao graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and Stanford University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Kao trained at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Kao (or staff) is conversant in 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's specialties are radiation oncology and medical oncology. He is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Sinha's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Sinha (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Sinha is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Edward Y.C. Chan, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
50 S. San Mateo Avenue; Suite 380
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Edward Chan's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in San Francisco, CA and San Mateo, CA. He attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Chan honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Seton Medical Center. Dr. Chan 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 is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Adler include lung cancer and breast cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Adler attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Lung Cancer, Breast Cancer

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 specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in San Mateo, CA. Dr. Ekstrand's education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ekstrand takes. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). Dr. Ekstrand's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Karen Chee is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include blood disorders. Dr. Chee honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. She attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Chee is professionally 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. Jennifer A Brown, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
218 De Anza Boulevard
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Jennifer Brown works as a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in San Mateo, CA. She attended Rush Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Brown accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Her 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.