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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's specialties are radiation oncology and medical oncology. He is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. Botnick attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Botnick has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Botnick accepts. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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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 specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Van Nuys, CA and West Hills, CA. After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Goldstein's clinical interests encompass chemotherapy. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Goldstein takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Los Angeles Super Doctors. He 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. Patient reviews placed Dr. Dosik at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Dosik is accepting 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 practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in West Hills, CA, Van Nuys, CA, and Simi Valley, CA. His education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Benjamin include breast cancer and blood disorders. Dr. Benjamin's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Benjamin accepts. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Benjamin is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Adventist Health System. He welcomes 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 practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Los Angeles, CA and Van Nuys, CA. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Kleynberg attended Tashkent Medical Institute for medical school and subsequently trained at UPMC Shadyside for residency. Dr. Kleynberg (or staff) speaks Armenian and Russian. She is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Kleynberg welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Johnny Chang specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Encino, CA. Patients rated Dr. Chang highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Chang attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He speaks Taiwanese. Dr. Chang is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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.