We found 10 oncologists who accept Aetna POS near San Mateo, CA.

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Dr. Kimberly Moore Dalal, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
222 West 39th Avenue; Second Floor
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Kimberly Dalal works as a general surgeon, surgical oncologist, and colon and rectal surgeon. Her areas of expertise include the following: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), colorectal surgery procedures, and cancer surgery. Dr. Dalal's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). She is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Patients rated Dr. Dalal highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dalal's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Whipple Procedure, Lymphadenectomy, Research, Rectal Problems, Rectal ... (Read more)

Dr. Randolph W.Y. Wong, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
222 West 39th Avenue; Second Floor
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Randolph Wong's specialties are general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Wong has indicated that his clinical interests include colorectal surgery procedures. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona, Dr. Wong attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). Dr. Wong's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Melanoma, Cancer Surgery, Breast Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Karen Y Whang, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
301 Industrial Road; Level 2
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Karen Whang's specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Whang's clinical interests encompass surgical procedures. The average patient rating for Dr. Whang is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. She speaks Korean. Dr. Whang is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Abdominal Surgery, Pancreas Problems, Hernia Surgery, Colorectal Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. Runi Chattopadhyay, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
301 Industrial Road; Level 4
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Runi Chattopadhyay practices surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with McGill University, Dr. Chattopadhyay attended medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Chattopadhyay include cancer surgery and breast cancer. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chattopadhyay honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Chattopadhyay (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: French and Bengali. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Breast Cancer

Dr. Andrea Petron Metkus, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
50 S. San Mateo; Suite 360
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Andrea Metkus is a specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Metkus attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Metkus include breast surgery. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Metkus is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Breast Surgery

Dr. Christine Denise Ching, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
301 Industrial Road; Level 4
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. C. Ching works as a surgical oncologist in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. Before completing her residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Ching attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. In Dr. Ching's practice, she is particularly interested in cancer surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Ching is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ching is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Ching is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Research, Lumpectomy, Sarcoma, Surgical Procedures, Melanoma, Cancer ... (Read more)

Dr. Dirk Stephen Baumann, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Thoracic Surgery
222 West 39th Avenue; Second Floor
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Dirk Baumann is a specialist in vascular surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and thoracic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and endovascular surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Baumann accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Baumann trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). Dr. Baumann has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Endovascular Surgery

Dr. Bruce L Allen, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Cardiothoracic Surgery
50 S San Mateo Drive; Suite 360
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Bruce Allen works as a general surgeon, surgical oncologist, and cardiothoracic surgeon in San Mateo, CA. Dr. Allen is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include melanoma, robotic surgery, and laparoscopic surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Allen honors. Dr. Allen obtained his medical school training at Stanford University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Melanoma, Laparoscopic Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Robert Niteen Sinha, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology
100 S. San Mateo Drive
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Robert Sinha practices radiation oncology and medical oncology in Pleasanton, CA, San Mateo, CA, and Mountain View, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Sinha (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. Dr. Sinha attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for residency. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Sinha has an open panel.

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Dr. Al Vincent Taira, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
100 S. San Mateo Drive
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Al Taira, who practices in Mountain View, CA and San Mateo, CA, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Taira attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Taira's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network.

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What is Oncology?

An oncologist is a physician who is concerned with the treatment of tumors and cancers. Cancer is when cells in the human body grow in an abnormal or out-of-control way. The goal of oncology is to cure a patient’s cancer, or, if the cancer is incurable, to control the cancer and reduce the symptoms for as long as possible.

Oncologists have several roles in their interaction with patients. They diagnose cancer and determine what stage the cancer is in, or to what extent the cancer has grown. They explain the diagnosis and stage to the patient, and they recommend treatment and deliver care. During treatment, oncologists are responsible for maintaining quality of life for their patients by reducing pain and side effects from medications.

There are three main types of oncologists:
  • Medical Oncologists specialize in the use of medications, especially chemotherapy, to kill cancer cells. In some areas, the term “medical oncologist” refers to the oncologist who is overall in charge of making decisions about a patient’s treatment.
  • Surgical Oncologists specialize in surgical treatments for cancer, such as biopsies (where small tissue samples are taken and examined), or surgical removal of tumors and surrounding tissue.
  • Radiation Oncologists specialize in the use of radiation (a kind of high powered x-ray) to kill cancer.

The American Society of Clinical Oncology also recognizes the subspecialties of Gynecological Oncology, which focuses on cancers of the female reproductive tract, and Pediatric Oncology, which deals with cancers that are most common in childhood.

In the United States, nearly one-half of all men and one-third of all women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes. It is an unfortunately common disease that can sometimes be life-threatening. Oncologists provide care to millions of people facing that diagnosis every year.
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