We found 19 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 is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Los Angeles, CA, Porter Ranch, CA, and Northridge, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Alcantar include immunotherapy, chemotherapy, and bone marrow exam (aspiration and biopsy). He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Alcantar speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, Providence Tarzana Medical Center, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Alcantar is accepting new patients.

Read more

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

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

Dr. Melanie Goldfarb is a medical specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Patient ratings for Dr. Goldfarb average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Goldfarb's clinical interests include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), cushing's syndrome, and hyperparathyroidism. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before completing her residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Goldfarb attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. She has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Goldfarb (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Medical Institute and Providence Saint John's Health Center. She has an open panel.

Read more

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). Her areas of expertise consist of breast surgery, genetic counseling, and breast cancer. Dr. Dinome is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Providence Medical Institute, and Providence Saint John's Health Center. Her education and training includes medical school at Duke University School of Medicine and residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Dinome's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. She has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Dinome is accepting new patients.

Read more

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 is an urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist in North Hollywood, CA and Los Angeles, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: erectile dysfunction (impotence), benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and kidney stones. Dr. Ramin has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Loma Linda University Medical Center for residency. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Ramin (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Armenian, and Russian. His professional affiliations include Cedars-Sinai and Providence Saint John's Health Center. Dr. Ramin has an open panel.

Read more

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

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 specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Medical Institute and Providence Saint John's Health Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fischer is open to new patients. He is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Fischer's residency was performed at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Jennifer Linehan is an urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist in Duarte, CA and Santa Monica, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Linehan include bladder cancer, kidney stones, and testicular cancer. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is a graduate of the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at the University Medical Center, Tucson. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Linehan is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Providence Medical Institute, and Providence Saint John's Health Center. She is accepting new patients.

Read more

Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Bladder Cancer, Bladder Problems, Urinary Incontinence, Kidney Stones, Kidney ... (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 specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center's residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nishikubo include breast cancer. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Southern California Super Doctors and Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Nishikubo is affiliated with Providence Medical Institute and Providence Saint John's Health Center. She has an open panel.

Read more

Clinical interests: Breast Cancer

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

Dr. R. Kelley specializes in oncology (cancer care) and practices in Los Angeles, CA and San Francisco, CA. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Kelley's areas of clinical interest consist of esophageal cancer, colon cancer, and liver cancer. She is affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Kelley attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Kelley takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

Read more

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

Dr. Robert C Wollman, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other, Medical Oncology
1328 22nd Street
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Robert Wollman sees patients in Santa Monica, CA. His medical specialties are radiation oncology and medical oncology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include prostate problems, cancer, and gamma knife radiosurgery. He is affiliated with Providence Saint John's Health Center. Dr. Wollman honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Before performing his residency at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. Wollman attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Wollman is conversant in Spanish.

Read more

Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Cancer, ... (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 is an adult hematologist and adult oncologist in San Francisco, CA and Los Angeles, CA. He is especially interested in myeloproliferative disorders. Dr. Shah is affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Shah attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors.

Read more

Clinical interests: Myeloproliferative Disorders

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

Dr. Travis Kidner specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and practices in Beverly Hills, CA. He attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Kidner include colon cancer, inguinal hernia, and breast cancer. Dr. Kidner is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, Blue Shield, and more. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Providence Saint John's Health Center. He is accepting new patients.

Read more

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's medical specialty is pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Puthenveetil include sickle cell disease. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Puthenveetil accepts. She is a graduate of St. John's Medical College and Bangalore University and a graduate of Westchester Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Puthenveetil's distinctions include: Excellence in Research Award from the American Society of Gene Therapy and Physician of Excellence OCMA, Multiple years. Dr. Puthenveetil (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

Read more

Clinical interests: Hemoglobinopathy, Sickle Cell Disease

Dr. Lisa Martine Chaiken, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2121 Santa Monica Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Lisa Chaiken, who practices in Santa Monica, CA, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chaiken include bladder cancer, lung cancer, and gamma knife radiosurgery. She is affiliated with Providence Saint John's Health Center. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She has an open panel. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, Dr. Chaiken performed her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Her distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors; Top Women Southern California Super Doctors; and Southern California Super Doctors 2008.

Read more

Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy, Skin Cancer, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ronald Thompson sees patients in Torrance, CA, San Pedro, CA, and Santa Monica, CA. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Thompson is affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. After attending Stanford University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Stanford Hospital & Clinics.

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

Dr. David Buchbinder specializes in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology and practices in Orange, CA and Los Angeles, CA. Before performing his residency at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, Dr. Buchbinder attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Buchbinder accepts. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Buchbinder include: ASCO Young Investigator Award; Stein Oppenheimer Endowment Award; and Southern California Rising Stars. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC Children's).

Read more

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

Dr. Karen Sokolov specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Santa Monica, CA. Dr. Sokolov graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

Read more

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

New Patients

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Ethnicity/Race

Foreign Language

Research

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Time Commitments

Certifications

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.
Selecting a checkbox option will refresh the page.