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 specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She practices in San Mateo, CA, San Leandro, CA, and Dublin, CA. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Kao is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and Stanford University School of Medicine and a graduate of Stanford University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Kao (or staff) is conversant in Croatian, Serbian, and Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. Dr. Kao is accepting 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's areas of specialization are radiation oncology and medical oncology; he sees patients in Pleasanton, CA, San Mateo, CA, and Mountain View, CA. Dr. Sinha (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Sinha's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Sinha completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Sinha accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. 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. Dr. Chan has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Seton Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Chan has an open panel. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Chan completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese.

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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's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His clinical interests encompass lung cancer and breast cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). Dr. Adler takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Adler has an open panel. He attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then went on to complete his 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's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; she sees patients in San Mateo, CA. 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. In her practice, Dr. Chee focuses on blood disorders. Dr. Chee is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with 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's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Ekstrand's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ekstrand honors. He has an open panel. Before completing his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, Dr. Ekstrand attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine.

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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 a San Mateo, CA physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brown accepts. She graduated from Rush Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Brown trained at Stanford University Medical Center.

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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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