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 specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. After attending the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and Stanford University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Stanford University Medical Center. 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. She has an open panel.

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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. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Sinha (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). Dr. Sinha 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's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Seton Medical Center. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chan's office for an appointment. He studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He speaks 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 is a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. His clinical interests encompass lung cancer and breast cancer. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Adler graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). Dr. Adler has an open panel.

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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 hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. She attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Chee's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Her clinical interests include blood disorders. Dr. Chee accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG).

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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 physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Ekstrand attended Yale School of Medicine and subsequently trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ekstrand's office for an appointment.

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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 medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. After attending Rush Medical College for medical school, Dr. Brown completed her residency training at Stanford University Medical Center. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Her professional 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.
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