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Dr Bahareh Bahadini MD
Specializes in Other, Medical Oncology, Hematology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
15031 Rinaldi Street
Mission Hills, CA

Dr. Bahareh Bahadini specializes in medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders). Dr. Bahadini's areas of clinical interest consist of breast cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, and blood disorders. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and City of Hope. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. Before performing her residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and St. Mary Medical Center, Long Beach, Dr. Bahadini attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. She speaks Persian.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer, Blood Disorders, Cancer, Breast Cancer

Dr Nimmi S Kapoor MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
5363 Balboa Boulevard; Suite 100
Encino, CA

Dr. Nimmi Kapoor specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and practices in Encino, CA. Her clinical interests encompass breast surgery. Dr. Kapoor honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Community Care Network (CCN), as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Weill Cornell Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. She has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Kapoor speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery

Dr Isaac Paz MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
15031 Rinaldi Street; Suite 150
Mission Hills, CA

Dr. I. Paz is a medical specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He is conversant in Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Paz include colorectal surgery procedures, breast surgery, and endocrine surgery. Dr. Paz's hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital and City of Hope. He graduated from the University of Chile Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chile. Dr. Paz is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Paz include: America's Top Doctors, Castle Connelly; Top Doctors, Pasadena Magazine; and Southern California Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Endocrine Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery

Dr Melissa Jill Cohen MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
19950 Rinaldi Street; #310
Porter Ranch, CA

Dr. Melissa Cohen is an adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders) specialist in Simi Valley, CA, Porter Ranch, CA, and Westlake Village, CA. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. She attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Cohen accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars.

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Dr Hans F Schoellhammer MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
15031 Rinaldi Street; Suite 150
Mission Hills, CA

Dr. Hans Schoellhammer is a surgical oncologist in Duarte, CA, Torrance, CA, and Lancaster, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal cancer, breast cancer, and soft tissue tumor. Dr. Schoellhammer is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He attended medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine. Dr. Schoellhammer has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with City of Hope.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer, Soft Tissue Tumor, Breast Cancer

Dr Juan M Alcantar MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
19950 Rinaldi Street; Suite 310
Northridge, CA

Dr. Juan Alcantar specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Los Angeles, CA, Porter Ranch, CA, and Northridge, CA. Before performing his residency at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Alcantar attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include immunotherapy, anemia, and chemotherapy. Dr. Alcantar is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Alcantar has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, Providence Tarzana Medical Center, and West Hills Hospital & Medical Center. Dr. Alcantar's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Exam, Clinical Trials, Immunotherapy, Blood Disorders, Chemotherapy, Cancer, Anemia, Lym ... (Read more)

Ms Dortha TaoYi Chu PHD MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
15031 Rinaldi Street; Suite 150
Mission Hills, CA

Dr. Dortha Chu is a surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist. Her clinical interests include breast cancer. She is professionally affiliated with City of Hope. Dr. Chu accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Chu trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). She has received distinctions including Member of The Leading Physicians of the World; Fellowship in the American College of Surgeons; and Dr. Harvey Butcher Prize in Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Chu speaks Mandarin.

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Clinical interests: Breast Cancer

Mr Vijay Trisal MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
Average rating 4.9 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
15031 Rinaldi Street; Suite 150
Mission Hills, CA

Dr. Vijay Trisal's specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). These areas are among his clinical interests: sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer) and melanoma. Dr. Trisal is affiliated with City of Hope. His education and training includes medical school at Government Medical College, Srinagar and residency at Providence Hospital, Southfield. Dr. Trisal's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for 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; Best Resident of the Year Providence Hospital; and Administrative Chief Resident, General Surgery Providence Hospital, Southfield, MI.

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Clinical interests: Sarcoma, Melanoma

Mary Lou Ozohan MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
5522 Sepulveda Boulevard
Sherman Oaks, CA

Dr. Mary Ozohan works as a radiation oncologist. She has indicated that her clinical interests include gynecologic cancer and breast cancer. Dr. Ozohan honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She attended the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Ozohan is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Breast Cancer

Dr David DaeYoung Kim MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
18300 Roscoe Boulevard
Northridge, CA

Dr. David Kim specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology and practices in Northridge, CA and Porter Ranch, CA. He speaks Korean. He is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Kim obtained his medical school training at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars.

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Mark Leonard Goldstein MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
Average rating 3.41 stars out of 5 (9 ratings)
6850 Sepulveda Boulevard; Suite 211
Van Nuys, CA

Dr. Mark Goldstein is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Goldstein include chemotherapy. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Goldstein has received the distinction of Los Angeles Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and West Hills Hospital & Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Chemotherapy

Michael S Benjamin MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
Average rating 3.93 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
6850 Sepulveda Boulevard; Suite 211
Van Nuys, CA

Dr. Michael Benjamin's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. Dr. Benjamin's areas of clinical interest consist of breast cancer and blood disorders. He is rated highly by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Benjamin accepts. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center, West Hills Hospital & Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast Issues, Blood Disorders, Breast Cancer

Rafid J Kouz MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
11333 Sepulveda Boulevard
Mission Hills, CA

Dr. Rafid Kouz works as an adult hematologist and oncologist in Mission Hills, CA and Valencia, CA. Dr. Kouz takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Al-Mustansiriya College of Medicine and The University of Mustansiriyah College of Medicine and residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. He speaks Arabic. He is affiliated with Facey Medical Group and Providence Health & Services, Southern California. He has an open panel.

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John Anthony Glaspy MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
19950 Rinaldi Street; Suite 310
Porter Ranch, CA

Dr. John Glaspy is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He works in Los Angeles, CA and Porter Ranch, CA. He attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for his residency. Dr. Glaspy's areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), breast issues, and lymphoma. Dr. Glaspy is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Glaspy include: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Breast Issues, Sarcoma, Gastrointestinal Problems, Stem Cell Transplant, Lymphoma, Melanoma

Albert Dekker MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
Average rating 4.53 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
11333 Sepulveda Boulevard
Mission Hills, CA

Dr. Albert Dekker works as an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Dekker average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis, Dr. Dekker attended Vinnitsa National Medical University for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Dekker (or staff) speaks Russian and Ukrainian. Dr. Dekker's professional affiliations include Facey Medical Group and Providence Health & Services, Southern California. He is accepting new patients.

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Ashkan Lashkari MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
7320 Woodlake Avenue; Suite 330
West Hills, CA

Dr. Ashkan Lashkari's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of primary care, cancer, and osteoporosis. Dr. Lashkari's professional affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and West Hills Hospital & Medical Center. Dr. Lashkari is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for residency. Dr. Lashkari (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Persian.

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Clinical interests: Primary Care, Osteoporosis, Blood Disorders, Cancer

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