We found 6 oncologists who accept Aetna HMO near Los Gatos, CA.

Ming Teh Dwight Chen MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Obstetrics
average rating 4.69 stars (101 ratings)
2577 Samaritan Drive; Suite 705
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Ming-Teh Chen is a specialist in gynecologic oncology and obstetrics. Dr. Chen is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by Dr. Chen's patients. Dr. Chen's areas of expertise include gynecologic cancer. Dr. Chen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and El Camino Hospital. Dr. Chen takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Chen welcomes new patients. After attending George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school, Dr. Chen completed Dr. Chen's residency training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Chen is conversant in Mandarin.

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Clinical interests: Gynecologic Cancer

Hanhsing Irene Wu MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
average rating 4.8 stars (96 ratings)
15720 Winchester Boulevard; 1st Floor
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Irene Wu specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Wu is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She attended Yale School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Stanford University Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Wu is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Dr. Wendy Bick-Ling Wong MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
15400 Los Gatos Boulevard; 1st Floor
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Wendy Wong's specialties are pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. She speaks Cantonese. Her clinical interests encompass asperger's syndrome. Dr. Wong is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Dr. Wong's education and training includes medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Asperger's Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorders

Dr. Ying Cao PH.D, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
15400 National Avenue; Suite 201
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Ying Cao is an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. In Dr. Cao's practice, she is particularly interested in chemotherapy, bone marrow exam (aspiration and biopsy), and gastrointestinal cancer. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Her education and training includes medical school at Nanjing Medical University and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Cao speaks Mandarin. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Exam, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Lymphoma, Blood Disorders, Chemotherapy, Breast Cancer

Dr. Kim-Son Nguyen
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2581 Samaritan Drive
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Kim-Son Nguyen, who practices in Mountain View, CA, San Jose, CA, and Sunnyvale, CA, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nguyen include bladder cancer, lung cancer, and colon cancer. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Nguyen takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Nguyen's office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Nguyen attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. In addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese.

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Clinical interests: Research, Kidney Cancer, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Leukemia, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, ... (Read more)

Mr. Michael Thomas Margolis M.D.
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Urogynecology
average rating 3.95 stars (10 ratings)
815 Pollard Road; Bay Area Female Pelvic Surgery
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Michael Margolis is a gynecologic oncologist and urogynecologist in San Mateo, CA, Burlingame, CA, and Los Gatos, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer, uterine problems, and robotic surgery. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Margolis takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Good Samaritan Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas, Dr. Margolis attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Urogynecological Problems, Cancer, Uterine Problems, Robotic Surgery

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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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