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We found 4 oncologists who accept United Healthcare POS near Santa Rosa, CA.

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

Dr. Elizabeth Peralta practices surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Peralta include breast surgery. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods (SMGR). Dr. Peralta is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. She attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Virginia Mason Medical Center for residency.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Breast Surgery

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

Dr. Mark Singer is a physician who specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include head and neck cancer. On average, patients gave Dr. Singer a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Singer's education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Ying Cao sees patients in Santa Rosa, CA, San Jose, CA, and Los Gatos, CA. Her medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include chemotherapy, bone marrow exam (aspiration and biopsy), and gastrointestinal cancer. Dr. Cao's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Good Samaritan Hospital. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cao takes. Dr. Cao is open to new patients. She graduated from Nanjing Medical University. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Cao speaks Mandarin.

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

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

Dr. David Nguyen's specialties are medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nguyen studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods (SMGR). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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.