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

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's specialties are general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Dalal include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), colorectal surgery procedures, and cancer surgery. Dr. Dalal's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. She is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Dalal trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Lymphadenectomy, Thoracic Problems, 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 is a general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Wong average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wong has indicated that his clinical interests include colorectal surgery procedures. He is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona for his residency. Dr. Wong's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. C. Ching is a surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist. She is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ching include cancer surgery. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Ching attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Duke University Medical Center. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ching honors. Dr. Ching welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Karen Whang is a surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. She obtained her medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed her residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. In Dr. Whang's practice, she is particularly interested in surgical procedures. The average patient rating for Dr. Whang is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. She speaks Korean. Dr. Whang's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes 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's medical specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She attended McGill University Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with McGill University for residency. She is especially interested in cancer surgery and breast cancer. Dr. Chattopadhyay is rated highly by her patients. She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Dr. Chattopadhyay (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Bengali. Dr. Chattopadhyay's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Chattopadhyay welcomes 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). She works in Burlingame, CA and San Mateo, CA. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Metkus attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. She has indicated that her clinical interests include breast surgery. Dr. Metkus is rated highly by her patients. She accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Metkus is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Breast 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 is a general surgeon, cancer surgeon, and cardiothoracic surgeon. Dr. Allen is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise consist of melanoma, robotic surgery, and laparoscopic surgery. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. He honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Allen attended Stanford University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency.

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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 is a radiation oncologist and medical oncologist. He accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sinha is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to English, Dr. Sinha (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Sinha's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). He welcomes new patients.

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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's medical specialty is vascular surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and thoracic surgery. In his practice, Dr. Baumann focuses on abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and endovascular surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Baumann average 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Baumann attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. He is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Al Taira is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Mountain View, CA and San Mateo, CA. After attending Stanford University School of Medicine, Dr. Taira completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He honors several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF).

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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.