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We found 6 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. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Botnick's professional affiliations include Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Botnick attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors.

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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 practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Van Nuys, CA and West Hills, CA. On average, patients gave Dr. Goldstein a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Goldstein include chemotherapy. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for residency. He has received the distinction of Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Goldstein is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Encino, CA. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, Dr. Dosik completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Dosik accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He 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, who practices in West Hills, CA, Van Nuys, CA, and Simi Valley, CA, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His clinical interests include breast cancer and blood disorders. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Benjamin is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. In addition to English, Dr. Benjamin speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Adventist Health System. He is accepting 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 is an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Los Angeles, CA and Van Nuys, CA. She is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Kleynberg honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. She attended Tashkent Medical Institute for medical school and subsequently trained at UPMC Shadyside for residency. Dr. Kleynberg (or staff) speaks the following languages: Armenian and Russian.

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

Dr. Johnny Chang works as an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Encino, CA. Patients rated Dr. Chang highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Chang is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Chang trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In addition to English, Dr. Chang speaks Taiwanese.

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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.