We found 7 oncologists who accept United Healthcare Choice Plus near Modesto, CA.

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Dr. Christopher Robert Neville, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
600 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Chris Neville is a specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Neville takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Arizona College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. Dr. Neville (or staff) speaks Spanish and Japanese. Dr. Neville is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Tomasz D Gutowski, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Surgical Oncology
1409 E Briggsmore Avenue
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Tomasz Gutowski's areas of specialization are vascular surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gutowski is especially interested in surgical procedures. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Gutowski graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. Dr. Gutowski (or staff) speaks Polish. In addition, he offers language support for patients who speak Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Gutowski is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Achalasia, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Whipple Procedure, Lymphadenectomy, Sclerotherapy, Heller ... (Read more)

Dr. David A Shiba, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
600 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. David Shiba works as a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. Dr. Shiba's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). After attending the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shiba accepts. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Immunotherapy, Gynecologic Cancer, Hepatobiliary Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Sarcoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Swati Andhavarapu, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
600 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Swati Andhavarapu is a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Andhra Medical College and performed her residency at Maricopa Medical Center. Dr. Andhavarapu (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu and Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Dr. David H Adkins, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
600 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. David Adkins is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine and residency at Caritas Carney Hospital. Dr. Adkins is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He has an open panel.

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Dr. Ming Zhou, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
600 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Ming Zhou works as a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. Dr. Zhou takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He graduated from Xuzhou Medical College and then he performed his residency at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. He speaks Mandarin. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF).

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Dr. James Bradley Summers, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
600 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. James Summers sees patients in Modesto, CA. His medical specialties are radiation oncology, vascular & interventional radiology, and diagnostic radiology. Dr. Summers is especially interested in imaging procedures. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He graduated from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF).

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Clinical interests: Ultrasound, Imaging Procedures, CT Scan, Trauma

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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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