We found 20 oncologists who accept Blue Shield of California HMO near Santa Monica, CA.

Dr. Juan M Alcantar, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
10833 Le Conte Avenue; 60-054 Chs
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Juan Alcantar's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He practices in Los Angeles, CA, Porter Ranch, CA, and Northridge, CA. Before performing his residency at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Alcantar attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Alcantar include immunotherapy, chemotherapy, and bone marrow exam (aspiration and biopsy). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Alcantar has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, Providence Tarzana Medical Center, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Exam, Clinical Trials, Immunotherapy, Blood Disorders, Chemotherapy, Cancer, Lymphoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Melanie Rita Goldfarb, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
2200 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 121
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Melanie Goldfarb is a surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist in Los Angeles, CA and Santa Monica, CA. Dr. Goldfarb attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Goldfarb include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), cushing's syndrome, and hyperparathyroidism. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Goldfarb has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Goldfarb (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Spanish. She is affiliated with Providence Medical Institute. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Cancer, Graves Disease, Thyroid Surgery, Pheochromocytoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Maggie Lee Dinome, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
1245 16th Street; Suite 312
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Maggie Dinome's areas of specialization are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery); she sees patients in Santa Monica, CA. These areas are among Dr. Dinome's clinical interests: breast surgery, genetic counseling, and breast cancer. Patient ratings for Dr. Dinome average 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dinome takes. After completing medical school at Duke University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Dinome has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. She is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Providence Medical Institute, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Dinome is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Nutrition Issues, Breast Surgery, Genetic Counseling, Cancer, Breast Cancer

Dr. Soroush Adam Ramin, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
2080 Century Park East; Suite 1407
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Soroush Ramin's specialties are urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He practices in North Hollywood, CA and Los Angeles, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Ramin (or staff) speaks Spanish, Armenian, and Russian. His areas of expertise include the following: erectile dysfunction (impotence), benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and kidney stones. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Before performing his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center, Dr. Ramin attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ramin is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Bladder Removal Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Carol Yukiko Nishikubo, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2021 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 400e
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Carol Nishikubo is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist in Santa Monica, CA. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Her areas of expertise include breast cancer. Dr. Nishikubo is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Dr. Nishikubo attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Nishikubo include: Southern California Super Doctors and Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Nishikubo is affiliated with Providence Medical Institute. Dr. Nishikubo is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast Cancer

Dr. Sean Adam Fischer, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2021 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 400e
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Sean Fischer is a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. Dr. Fischer is affiliated with Providence Medical Institute. He obtained his medical school training at St. George's University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fischer takes. Dr. Fischer has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Jennifer A Linehan, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
2121 Santa Monica Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Jennifer Linehan's medical specialty is urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Her areas of expertise include bladder cancer, kidney stones, and testicular cancer. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Linehan accepts. Dr. Linehan attended the University of Arizona College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University Medical Center, Tucson for residency. Dr. Linehan speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Medical Institute. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Bladder Cancer, Bladder Problems, Urinary Incontinence, Kidney Stones, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Robin Kate Kelley, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Internal Medicine
200 Medical Plaza; #365, 530, 420, 120
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. R. Kelley practices oncology (cancer care) in Los Angeles, CA and San Francisco, CA. She is especially interested in esophageal cancer, colon cancer, and liver cancer. Dr. Kelley honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She speaks Spanish. Dr. Kelley is affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Pancreatic Cancer, Liver Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Esophageal Cancer

Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
120 South Spalding Drive
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Travis Kidner's medical specialty is general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Kidner has a special interest in colon cancer, inguinal hernia, and breast cancer. He studied medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Kidner honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, Blue Shield, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Colon Cancer, Inguinal Hernia, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Varicose Veins, Breast Cancer, Skin Cancer

Dr. Geetha Puthenveetil, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
10833 Le Conte Avenue; 12-441 Mdcc
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Geetha Puthenveetil practices pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology in Orange, CA and Los Angeles, CA. She attended St. John's Medical College and Bangalore University for medical school and subsequently trained at Westchester Medical Center for residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Puthenveetil include sickle cell disease. Dr. Puthenveetil is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Puthenveetil has received the following distinctions: Excellence in Research Award from the American Society of Gene Therapy and Physician of Excellence OCMA, Multiple years. Dr. Puthenveetil (or staff) speaks Hindi. She is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Clinical interests: Hemoglobinopathy, Sickle Cell Disease

Dr. Nojan Toomari, DO
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Trauma Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
11301 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Nojan Toomari is a general surgery, bariatric surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist in Tarzana, CA and Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Toomari (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian. His areas of expertise include the following: obesity, minimally invasive surgery, and breast surgery. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Facey Medical Group. His education and training includes medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and residency at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Toomari is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and Kaiser Permanente, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Obesity, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Breast Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Colorectal Cancer, Gastric ... (Read more)

Dr. Neil Pravin Shah, MD, PhD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
200 Medical Plaza; #365, 530, 420, 120
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Neil Shah specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shah include myeloproliferative disorders. Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Myeloproliferative Disorders

Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other, Medical Oncology
2121 Santa Monica Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Robert Wollman practices radiation oncology and medical oncology in Santa Monica, CA. Dr. Wollman's areas of expertise consist of prostate problems and cancer. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Wollman's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Cancer

Dr. Ronald W Thompson, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
2121 Santa Monica Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Ronald Thompson specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Torrance, CA, San Pedro, CA, and Santa Monica, CA. Dr. Thompson takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. He trained at Stanford Hospital & Clinics for residency. He is affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He has an open panel.

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Dr. David Kyle Buchbinder, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
10833 Le Conte Avenue; Mdcc A2-410
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. David Buchbinder sees patients in Orange, CA and Los Angeles, CA. His medical specialties are pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. He graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin and then he performed his residency at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Buchbinder has received professional recognition including the following: ASCO Young Investigator Award; Stein Oppenheimer Endowment Award; and Southern California Rising Stars. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2121 Santa Monica Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Karen Sokolov is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. Dr. Sokolov is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine.

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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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