We found 28 medical oncologists who accept Anthem Blue Cross EPO near Los Angeles, CA.

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Dr. Stephen C Koehler, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
209 Fair Oaks Avenue
South Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Koehler is a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Duarte, CA and South Pasadena, CA. He is especially interested in cancer and blood disorders. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Koehler attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Koehler has received 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 Spanish and Chinese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital and City of Hope.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders, Cancer

Dr. Christina H Yeon, MD
Specializes in Other, Medical Oncology, Hematology
209 Fair Oaks Avenue
South Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Christina Yeon is a medical oncologist and hematologist. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Her areas of expertise include breast cancer. Dr. Yeon accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. Dr. Yeon has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Yeon (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Korean, and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital and City of Hope.

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Clinical interests: Breast Cancer

Dr. Samuel Wai-Kee Chung Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
209 Fair Oaks Avenue
South Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Samuel Chung specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Duarte, CA, South Pasadena, CA, and Arcadia, CA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include lung cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, and urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Dr. Chung honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He studied medicine at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Dr. Chung's training includes residency programs at Boston Medical Center and Roger Williams Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. He is conversant in Cantonese. Dr. Chung is professionally affiliated with City of Hope.

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

Dr. Jeffrey N Weitzel, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Genetics, Medical Oncology
209 Fair Oaks Avenue
South Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Weitzel is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, genetics, and adult oncology. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Minnesota Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. In his practice, he is particularly interested in cancer genetics. Dr. Weitzel takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks French. He is professionally affiliated with City of Hope.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Genetics

Dr. Nubar P Boghossian, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
222 W. Eulalia; Suite #100 C
Glendale, CA
 

Dr. Nubar Boghossian specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is a graduate of the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine. Dr. Boghossian completed his residency training at Maimonides Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Boghossian (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Swedish, Arabic, and Norwegian. Dr. Boghossian is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System.

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Dr. Cynthia L Martel, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
209 Fair Oaks Avenue
South Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Cynthia Martel is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in urologic (genitourinary) cancer and breast cancer. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Martel attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. She has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Martel speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital and Keck Medicine of USC.

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Clinical interests: Urologic Cancer, Breast Cancer

Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1245 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 303
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Lasika Seneviratne is an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. He is a graduate of the University of Colombo Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Seneviratne's medical residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Seneviratne takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors and Top Doctors and Dentists for Women. Dr. Seneviratne is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System.

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Dr. Maryliza Safwat El-Masry, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
Usc Department of Internal Medicine 2020 Zonal Avenue; Suite 620
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Mary El-Masry is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She works in Los Angeles, CA and Beverly Hills, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. El-Masry include lung cancer, anemia, and breast cancer. Dr. El-Masry honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and a graduate of Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center's residency program. Dr. El-Masry (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders, Lung Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Anemia, Breast Cancer, Kidney Cancer

Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
222 W Eulalia; Street Suite100b
Glendale, CA
 

Dr. Kalust Ucar is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Glendale, CA. Dr. Ucar (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Armenian, and Turkish. Dr. Ucar is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System. He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ucar takes. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008.

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Dr. D Jeffrey Jeffrey Demanes, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology
200 Ucla Medical Plaza, Department of Radiation Oncology; Suite B265
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. David Demanes is a radiation oncologist and medical oncologist in Los Angeles, CA. He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Demanes completed his residency training at VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Areas of expertise for Dr. Demanes include lung cancer, gynecologic cancer, and breast cancer. Dr. Demanes accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors; Voted Best Doctors; and Honors and Fellowship Awards. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Sarcoma, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Urologic Disorders, Lung Cancer, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Jerry Kiyoharu Wada, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1245 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Jerry Wada's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Wada average 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. In addition to English, Dr. Wada (or staff) speaks Armenian and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1441 Eastlake Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Tanya Dorff specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Keck Medicine of USC. Dr. Dorff attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Dorff is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Rising Stars.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1441 Eastlake Avenue; Nor 3440
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Barbara Gitlitz sees patients in Los Angeles, CA. Her medical specialties are adult oncology and medical oncology. She is affiliated with Keck Medicine of USC. She attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Gitlitz takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors; Top Women Southern California Super Doctors; and Southern California Super Doctors 2008.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1441 Eastlake Avenue; Nor 8302e
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. James Hu is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Hu is a graduate of Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1441 Eastlake Avenue; Nor 8302e
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. David Quinn works as an oncologist and medical oncologist in Los Angeles, CA. He studied medicine at the University of New South Wales. Dr. Quinn takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Keck Medicine of USC.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1441 Eastlake Avenue; First Floor
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Christy Russell is a specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Russell honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. She trained at Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Russell include: Southern California Super Doctors; Top Women Southern California Super Doctors; and Southern California Super Doctors 2008.

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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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