We found 15 oncologists who accept Blue Shield HMO near Santa Rosa, CA.

Dr. Peter Barmon Brett, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3883 Airway Drive; #220
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Peter Brett is an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung cancer, colon cancer, and gynecologic cancer. Dr. Brett is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods (SMGR). He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has an open panel. After attending Stanford University School of Medicine, Dr. Brett completed his residency training at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. He speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Hepatobiliary Cancer, Liver Cancer, Sarcoma, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elizabeth A Peralta, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
3883 Airway Drive; Suite 165
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Elizabeth Peralta is a physician who specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Her areas of expertise include breast surgery. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Peralta graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods (SMGR). Dr. Peralta is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Breast Surgery

Dr. Ying Cao, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3883 Airway Drive; #220
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Ying Cao specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Santa Rosa, CA, San Jose, CA, and Los Gatos, CA. Her clinical interests include chemotherapy, bone marrow exam (aspiration and biopsy), and gastrointestinal cancer. Dr. Cao honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She studied medicine at Nanjing Medical University. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Cao is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Good Samaritan Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Exam, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Lymphoma, Blood Disorders, Chemotherapy, Breast Cancer

Dr. Mark Irwin Singer, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Otolaryngology
34 Mark West Springs Road; Second Floor
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Mark Singer's areas of specialization are surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat); he sees patients in San Francisco, CA, Santa Rosa, CA, and Novato, CA. Before completing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Singer attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Singer has a special interest in head and neck cancer. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Singer takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Singer welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Facial Surgery, Neck Surgery, Head and Neck Cancer, Thyroid Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, Head ... (Read more)

Dr. David Minh Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Hematology
3883 Airway Drive; Suite 220
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. David Nguyen is a medical oncologist and hematologist in Santa Rosa, CA. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Nguyen is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods (SMGR). He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Cindy Okada Scharfen, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3555 Round Barn Circle
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Cindy Scharfen works as a radiation oncologist in Santa Rosa, CA and Petaluma, CA. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Scharfen attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Scharfen is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Scharfen is professionally affiliated with Sutter Health. She welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Charles Martin Elboim, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Surgical Oncology
121 Sotoyome Street
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Charles Elboim's areas of specialization are vascular surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery); he sees patients in Santa Rosa, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Elboim include cancer surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Elboim a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and performed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is affiliated with Sutter Health. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Elboim's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Prophylactic Mastectomy, Minimally Invasive Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Frederick Charles David, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3555 Round Barn Circle
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Frederick David's area of specialization is radiation oncology. He has a special interest in radiation therapy. Dr. David is professionally affiliated with Sutter Health. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage are among the insurance carriers that Dr. David takes. His practice is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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Clinical interests: Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy, Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy, Breast-Conserving ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
121 Sotoyome Street
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Laura Norton is a general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist. Dr. Norton studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Jarrod Holmes' specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Holmes honors. Dr. Holmes studied medicine at Duke University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3555 Round Barn Circle
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Ralph Hanahan is a radiation oncologist in Santa Rosa, CA. He attended medical school at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. Dr. Hanahan is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and more. He is affiliated with Sutter Health.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
990 Sonoma Avenue; Suite 15
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Ian Anderson sees patients in Santa Rosa, CA. His medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He studied medicine at Duke University School of Medicine. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Anderson accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3555 Round Barn Circle; Suite 100
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Leroy Keiser is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Santa Rosa, CA. Dr. Keiser studied medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
121 Sotoyome Street
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Marek Bozdech works as a hematologist and adult oncologist. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bozdech graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3555 Round Barn Circle
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Wes Lee specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Santa Rosa, CA. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee accepts.

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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.