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 works as a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kao is accepting new patients. Dr. Kao studied medicine at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and Stanford University School of Medicine. She trained at Stanford University Medical Center for her residency. Dr. Kao (or staff) speaks 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 specialist in radiation oncology and medical oncology. He works in Pleasanton, CA, San Mateo, CA, and Mountain View, CA. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Sinha accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Sinha (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Stanford Health Care - ValleyCare, 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 is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in San Francisco, CA, San Mateo, CA, and Burlingame, CA. Dr. Chan graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chan accepts. He speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Seton Medical Center (Daly City and Moss Beach, CA). Dr. Chan has an open panel.

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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 specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung cancer and breast cancer. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Adler is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Adler completed residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Adler is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. His practice is open to 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 sees patients in San Mateo, CA. Her medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include blood disorders. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chee accepts. She graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network.

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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's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in San Mateo, CA. Dr. Ekstrand is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine. His residency was performed at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Dr. Ekstrand's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. 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 works as a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in San Mateo, CA. She studied medicine at Rush Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Brown completed a residency program at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Brown is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network.

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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.
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