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We found 13 oncologists who accept Kaiser Permanente HMO near Stockton, CA.

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Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
4405 Vandever Avenue; Department of Pediatrics
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Erin Boatsman's medical specialty is pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. Boatsman is in-network for Kaiser Permanente insurance.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
4647 Zion Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Dean Peng is a San Diego, CA physician who specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Peng is an in-network provider for Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance. He graduated from Shanghai Medical University.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
4647 Zion Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Nina Liu works as an adult hematologist and adult oncologist. Dr. Liu is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. She accepts Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance.

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Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
4405 Vandever Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Joanne McManaman sees patients in San Diego, CA. Her medical specialties are pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. She graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. McManaman accepts Kaiser Permanente insurance.

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Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
4647 Zion Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Terry Harrison is a physician who specializes in gynecologic oncology. He takes Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance. Dr. Harrison attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
4647 Zion Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Jonathan Polikoff is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist. Dr. Polikoff takes Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance. He graduated from Albany Medical College. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
4647 Zion Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Sweet is a San Diego, CA physician who specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Sweet accepts the following insurance: Medicare and Kaiser Permanente. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
4647 Zion Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Jian Chen's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology. He attended medical school at Shanghai Second Medical University. Dr. Chen honors Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance. He is conversant in Mandarin.

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Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
4647 Zion Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Paul Koonings is a San Diego, CA physician who specializes in gynecologic oncology. He attended medical school at The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. Dr. Koonings is in-network for Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
4647 Zion Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. John Oval's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. He practices in San Diego, CA. He is a graduate of the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Dr. Oval honors Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
4647 Zion Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Nandita Raja sees patients in San Diego, CA. Her medical specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. She studied medicine at Kilpauk Medical College. She is an in-network provider for Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
4647 Zion Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Jenny Devitt practices adult hematology and adult oncology in San Diego, CA. She studied medicine at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. She accepts the following insurance: Medicare and Kaiser Permanente.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
4647 Zion Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Scott Godfrey's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. He practices in San Diego, CA. He honors Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance.

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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.