We found 38 medical oncologists who accept Medicare near Palo Alto, CA.

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Peter P. Yu MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
average rating 4.8 stars (87 ratings)
701 E. El Camino Real; North Wing, 1st Floor
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Peter Yu specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His areas of expertise include myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), lung cancer, and anemia. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Hartford Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Yu graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Dr. Yu's training includes a residency program at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, Dr. Yu is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Research, Gynecologic Cancer, Hepatobiliary Cancer, Liver Cancer, Sarcoma, Colon Cancer, Lung ... (Read more)

Edmund Tai M.D.
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
average rating 4.7 stars (75 ratings)
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Edmund Tai specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Mountain View, CA. On average, patients gave Dr. Tai a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and a graduate of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center's residency program. He speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. Dr. Tai is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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Hanhsing Irene Wu MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
average rating 4.8 stars (96 ratings)
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, 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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David Leibowitz MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
average rating 4.8 stars (116 ratings)
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level A
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. David Leibowitz's specialties are adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). He practices in Palo Alto, CA. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Leibowitz include myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), lung cancer, and anemia. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Leibowitz is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Research, Gynecologic Cancer, Sarcoma, Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Lymphoma, ... (Read more)

Paula Kushlan MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
average rating 4.78 stars (108 ratings)
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level A
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Paula Kushlan practices adult oncology and medical oncology. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Kushlan takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kushlan's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Kim-Son Nguyen
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
701 E. El Camino Real
Mountain View, 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)

Natalia Colocci MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
average rating 4.7 stars (110 ratings)
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level A
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Natalia Colocci works as an adult oncologist and medical oncologist. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Colocci accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, she performed her residency at Stanford University Medical Center. She is conversant in Italian. Dr. Colocci's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Derrick Wong M.D.
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
average rating 4.8 stars (89 ratings)
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Derrick Wong sees patients in Mountain View, CA and Sunnyvale, CA. His medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wong honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. Dr. Wong's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.

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Monique De Bruin M.D.
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
701 E. El Camino Real; North Wing, 1st Floor
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Monique Debruin works as a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Debruin's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and residency at Stanford University Medical Center. 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. Eunpi Cho M.D.
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
701 E. El Camino Real; North Wing, 1st Floor
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Eunpi Cho's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Cho trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. These areas are among her clinical interests: testicular cancer and blood disorders. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Cho is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders, Testicular Cancer

Dr. Jason Tai Sun M.D.
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1150 Veterans Boulevard; Suite 201
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Jason Sun is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Redwood City, CA and Pleasant Hill, CA. He attended New York Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Sun accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include John Muir Medical Center, Concord and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek.

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James Heckmann MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
average rating 4.75 stars (1 rating)
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. James Heckmann's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Heckmann's education and training includes medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and residency at Stanford University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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James M. Ford MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. James Ford is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. He is professionally affiliated with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Dr. Ford is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Yale School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Lidia Schapira's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Schapira offers interpreting services for her patients. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She studied medicine at Dartmouth Medical School. She takes several insurance carriers, including Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid. Dr. Schapira has received the distinction of **also Board Certified In Oncology**. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Dr. Kristen Nooshin Ganjoo MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
average rating 4.39 stars (12 ratings)
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Kristen Ganjoo sees patients in Stanford, CA. Her medical specialties are adult oncology and medical oncology. She is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. Dr. Ganjoo has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, Blue Shield, and more. She is conversant in Persian.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
average rating 4 stars (1 rating)
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Harlan Pinto's areas of specialization are adult oncology and medical oncology; he sees patients in Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Pinto honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS).

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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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