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We found 5 oncologists who accept United Healthcare POS near Santa Rosa, CA.

Dr. Peter Thomas Anastassiou, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Thoracic Surgery
3536 Mendocino Avenue; Suite 200
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Peter Anastassiou practices surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and thoracic surgery. His clinical interests include lung cancer and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Anastassiou graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors and [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. Dr. Anastassiou (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Greek. Dr. Anastassiou is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Marin General Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Thoracic Cancer, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Lung Cancer, Mediastinal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Elizabeth Peralta is a surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist. After completing medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, Dr. Peralta performed her residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center. She has indicated that her clinical interests include breast surgery. She honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods (SMGR). Dr. Peralta's practice is open to new patients.

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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 works as a cancer surgeon and otolaryngologist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in head and neck cancer. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Singer attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Singer is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Singer is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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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 practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Santa Rosa, CA, San Jose, CA, and Los Gatos, CA. In Dr. Cao's practice, she is particularly interested in chemotherapy, bone marrow exam (aspiration and biopsy), and gastrointestinal cancer. She honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Nanjing Medical University and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. In addition to English, she speaks Mandarin. Dr. Cao's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Good Samaritan Hospital. She has an open panel.

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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 is a physician who specializes in medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders). He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He honors several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Nguyen is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods (SMGR). His practice is open to new patients.

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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.