We found 41 medical oncologists who accept Health Net HSP near Arcadia, CA.

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Dr. Stephen C Koehler, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Koehler is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He studied medicine at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Koehler trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer and blood disorders. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Mosby Book Award, UCI School of Medicine; Lang Book Award, UCI School of Medicine; and Outstanding Senior Student, UCI School of Medicine. Dr. Koehler (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Chinese. Dr. Koehler is affiliated with Huntington Hospital and City of Hope.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders, Cancer

Dr. Daphne Brooks Stewart, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
301 W Huntington Drive; Suite 400
Arcadia, CA
 

Dr. Daphne Stewart is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Stewart include blood disorders. She is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Stewart is affiliated with City of Hope.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders

Dr. Karen Lynn Reckamp, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Karen Reckamp is a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Reckamp include lung cancer. Dr. Reckamp is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Reckamp attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Reckamp has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with City of Hope.

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Clinical interests: Thoracic Cancer, Lung Cancer

Dr. Robert J Morgan Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Robert Morgan specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Morgan include gynecologic cancer. Dr. Morgan accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria. Dr. Morgan completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. He is conversant in Italian. He is affiliated with City of Hope.

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Clinical interests: Gynecologic Cancer

Dr. Dean W Lim, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Dean Lim's specialties are adult oncology and medical oncology. He practices in Duarte, CA. His clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal cancer. He is affiliated with City of Hope. Dr. Lim takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Lim (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Filipino, and Min Nan.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer

Dr. Marianna Koczywas, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Mariana Koczywas is an adult oncology and medical oncology specialist in Duarte, CA. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Koczywas's areas of expertise include thoracic cancer and blood disorders. She is affiliated with City of Hope. She is in-network for Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Medical University of Lodz and residency at St. Francis Medical Center, Pittsburgh. Dr. Koczywas has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Koczywas (or staff) is conversant in Polish and Russian.

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Clinical interests: Thoracic Cancer, Blood Disorders

Dr. Samuel Wai-Kee Chung Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
301 W Huntington Drive; Suite 400
Arcadia, CA
 

Dr. Samuel Chung's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He practices in Duarte, CA, South Pasadena, CA, and Arcadia, CA. Dr. Chung is a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Boston Medical Center and Roger Williams Medical Center. His clinical interests include lung cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, and urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chung accepts. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Chung is conversant in Cantonese. He is affiliated with City of Hope.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer, Blood Disorders, Urologic Disorders, Lung Cancer

Dr. Warren Allen Chow, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Warren Chow's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He practices in Durate, CA and Duarte, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Chow include sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer) and melanoma. He is affiliated with City of Hope. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Chow's education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: Anita Ashby Memorial Research Award (Melanoma Research Foundation); National Institute of Health / City of Hope Clinical Oncology Research Career Development Award; and Fellowship, American College of Physicians.

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Clinical interests: Sarcoma, Melanoma

Dr. Lucille Ann Leong, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Lucille Leong is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. She obtained her medical school training at Stanford University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Leong include gastrointestinal cancer. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Leong accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Leong is professionally affiliated with City of Hope.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer

Dr. Cy Aaron Stein, MD, PhD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Cy Stein's specialties are adult oncology and medical oncology. He practices in Duarte, CA. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Stein has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. He is affiliated with City of Hope.

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Clinical interests: Genitourinary Cancer

Dr. Przemyslaw W Twardowski, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Przemyslaw Twardowski's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Twardowski (or staff) is conversant in Polish and Russian. Dr. Twardowski has a special interest in bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. He is professionally affiliated with City of Hope. Dr. Twardowski's education and training includes medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Twardowski takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Genitourinary Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Testicular Cancer, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Jana L Portnow, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Jana Portnow is an adult oncology and medical oncology specialist. She attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and then went on to complete her residency at Temple University Hospital. She accepts Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Portnow is professionally affiliated with City of Hope.

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Clinical interests: Cancer

Dr. George Somlo, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. George Somlo's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He practices in Duarte, CA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Somlo's clinical interests: developmental therapeutics, multiple myeloma, and bone marrow transplant. He is professionally affiliated with City of Hope. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Somlo accepts. He attended medical school at Semmelweis University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Somlo trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for his residency. He speaks Hungarian.

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Clinical interests: Developmental Therapeutics, Blood Disorders, Bone Marrow Transplant, Multiple Myeloma, Breast Cancer

Dr. Sumanta Kumar Pal, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Sumanta Pal is a Duarte, CA physician who specializes in adult oncology and medical oncology. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Pal completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is especially interested in bladder cancer, kidney cancer, and prostate cancer. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Pal is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with City of Hope.

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Genitourinary Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Rytotaro Nakamura, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Rytotaro Nakamura, who practices in Duarte, CA, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His areas of expertise include the following: myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), leukemia, and lymphoma. Dr. Nakamura honors Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His training includes a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Nakamura's distinctions include: to and Recipient, Tim Nesvig Lymphoma Fellowship Award. He speaks Japanese. He is professionally affiliated with City of Hope.

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Clinical interests: Blood Cancers, Myelodysplastic Syndromes, Leukemia, Lymphoma

Dr. Pablo M Parker, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Pablo Parker practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Duarte, CA. He is an in-network provider for Health Net, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Parker is a graduate of Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Parker (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Portuguese. He is professionally affiliated with City of Hope.

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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.
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