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We found 7 medical oncologists who accept Anthem PPO near Van Nuys, CA.

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Dr. Marc Ian Botnick, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other, Medical Oncology
5522 Sepulveda Boulevard
Sherman Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Marc Botnick specializes in radiation oncology and medical oncology and practices in Sherman Oaks, CA and Burbank, CA. Dr. Botnick's professional affiliations include Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Botnick average 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Mark Leonard Goldstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
6850 Sepulveda Boulevard; Suite 211
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Mark Goldstein is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Van Nuys, CA and West Hills, CA. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in chemotherapy. Dr. Goldstein accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Goldstein's medical residency was performed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Los Angeles Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Chemotherapy, Cancer

Dr. Gary Michael Dosik, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
16133 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 470
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Gary Dosik is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Encino, CA. Before performing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Dosik attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dosik takes. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Dosik welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Michael S Benjamin, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
6850 Sepulveda Boulevard; Suite 211
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Michael Benjamin specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Benjamin attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. His clinical interests include breast cancer and blood disorders. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Benjamin takes. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Benjamin is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Adventist Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast Issues, Blood Disorders, Breast Cancer

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
6850 Sepulveda Boulevard; Suite 207
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Vera Kleynberg's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; she sees patients in Los Angeles, CA and Van Nuys, CA. She is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Kleynberg is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She welcomes new patients. After attending Tashkent Medical Institute for medical school, Dr. Kleynberg completed her residency training at UPMC Shadyside. Dr. Kleynberg (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Armenian and Russian.

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Dr. Philip L Chatham, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
16801 Devonshire Street
Granada Hills, CA
 

Dr. Philip Chatham works as a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Chatham honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram. For his professional training, Dr. Chatham completed a residency program at Brooklyn Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System. Dr. Chatham has received the following distinction: Los Angeles Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
16133 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 470
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Johnny Chang is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Chang is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chang is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is conversant in Taiwanese. Dr. Chang is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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What is Medical Oncology?

Medical oncologists are physicians who treat cancer through the use of medication, usually chemotherapy. Often a medical oncologist is the doctor in charge of a cancer patient’s health care, and this doctor may organize and coordinate all the care the patient receives, even that from other specialists.

Oncologist is a fancy word for a physician who treats cancer. There are three main types of oncologists: surgical oncologists perform surgery, radiation oncologists provide radiation therapy, and medical oncologists treat cancer with chemotherapy and other medication. There are also other distinctions between oncologists. For example, some oncologists specialize only in one or two tumor types (such as breast cancer or lung cancer), and pediatric oncologists only treat children and teens. However, all medical oncologists will be knowledgeable about the use of medicine to treat cancer.

While traditional chemotherapy is the most common medication used to treat cancer, other medications that a medical oncologist might use include hormonal therapies (such as Tamoxifen) or a newer kind of treatment called targeted therapy. Targeted therapy medications act only on cancer cells, while chemotherapy acts on all dividing cells in the body.

The care provided by medical oncologists usually begins when cancer is first suspected. They diagnose and stage cancer, or describe how serious it is. Medical oncologists are often the ones to explain to patients where their cancer is located, how severe their case is, and what treatment is recommended. They manage treatment and follow-up care after the cancer is removed, or they provide palliative care for patients whose cancer cannot be successfully treated.

Medical oncologists typically work with a group of health care providers that form a cancer team to provide care for each patient. The cancer team can include other physicians (such as oncologists and pathologists), oncological nurses, or social workers. Each specialist brings a very specific set of skills to the team, so working together as one unit, they offer a greater breadth of knowledge and skills for each patient.