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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 specialties are pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. She practices in Los Angeles, CA and San Diego, CA. Dr. Boatsman accepts Kaiser Permanente insurance. She is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.

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

Dr. Dean Peng's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology; he sees patients in San Diego, CA. Dr. Peng is an in-network provider for Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance. He studied medicine at Shanghai Medical University.

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

Dr. Nina Liu is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. She accepts the following insurance: Medicare and Kaiser Permanente. She is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine.

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

Dr. Joanne McManaman's medical specialty is pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. She graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. She honors Kaiser Permanente insurance.

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Dr. Terry Alan Harrison, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
4647 Zion Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Terry Harrison is a gynecologic oncology specialist. Dr. Harrison honors Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance. He 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 hematologist and adult oncologist. He graduated from Albany Medical College. Dr. Polikoff takes Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors.

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Dr. Jian Chen, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
4647 Zion Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Jian Chen, who practices in San Diego, CA, is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He is in-network for Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance. Dr. Chen is a graduate of Shanghai Second Medical University. He speaks Mandarin.

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

Dr. Thomas Sweet is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist in San Diego, CA. He accepts Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance. Dr. Sweet studied medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School.

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Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
4647 Zion Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Paul Koonings is a gynecologic oncology specialist in San Diego, CA. Dr. Koonings accepts Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance. He is a graduate of The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.

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Dr. Jenny J Devitt, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
4647 Zion Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Jenny Devitt is a hematologist and oncologist. She accepts Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance. She graduated from McGill University Faculty of Medicine.

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

Dr. John Oval is a hematologist and adult oncologist. Dr. Oval graduated from the University of Arizona College of Medicine. He 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. Nandita Raja, who practices in San Diego, CA, is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Raja accepts Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance. She graduated from Kilpauk Medical College.

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Dr. Scott A Godfrey, DO
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
4647 Zion Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Scott Godfrey works as an adult hematologist and oncologist. He accepts 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.