We found 3 oncologists who accept United Healthcare Gold EPO near Los Angeles, CA.

Dr Anthony J Senagore MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
Average rating 3.3 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
1441 Eastlake Avenue; Suite Ntt7418
Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Anthony Senagore's areas of specialization are general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Senagore is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He obtained his medical school training at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and performed his residency at Butterworth Hospital. Dr. Senagore has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Senagore (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Chinese. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) and Alhambra Hospital Medical Center (AHMC).

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Clinical interests: Colorectal Surgery Procedures

Wafik T Zaky MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
4650 W Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Wafik Zaky practices pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Zaky attended Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
1510 San Pablo Street
Los Angeles, CA

Dr. William Tseng is a medical specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Tseng is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Mandarin. He is affiliated with Huntington Hospital.

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What is Oncology?

An oncologist is a physician who is concerned with the treatment of tumors and cancers. Cancer is when cells in the human body grow in an abnormal or out-of-control way. The goal of oncology is to cure a patient’s cancer, or, if the cancer is incurable, to control the cancer and reduce the symptoms for as long as possible.

Oncologists have several roles in their interaction with patients. They diagnose cancer and determine what stage the cancer is in, or to what extent the cancer has grown. They explain the diagnosis and stage to the patient, and they recommend treatment and deliver care. During treatment, oncologists are responsible for maintaining quality of life for their patients by reducing pain and side effects from medications.

There are three main types of oncologists:
  • Medical Oncologists specialize in the use of medications, especially chemotherapy, to kill cancer cells. In some areas, the term “medical oncologist” refers to the oncologist who is overall in charge of making decisions about a patient’s treatment.
  • Surgical Oncologists specialize in surgical treatments for cancer, such as biopsies (where small tissue samples are taken and examined), or surgical removal of tumors and surrounding tissue.
  • Radiation Oncologists specialize in the use of radiation (a kind of high powered x-ray) to kill cancer.

The American Society of Clinical Oncology also recognizes the subspecialties of Gynecological Oncology, which focuses on cancers of the female reproductive tract, and Pediatric Oncology, which deals with cancers that are most common in childhood.

In the United States, nearly one-half of all men and one-third of all women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes. It is an unfortunately common disease that can sometimes be life-threatening. Oncologists provide care to millions of people facing that diagnosis every year.
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