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

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Dr. Peter P Yu, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
701 E. El Camino Real; North Wing, 1st Floor
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Peter Yu is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Yu at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), lung cancer, and anemia. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Hartford Hospital, and MidState Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yu honors. He is closed to new patients at this time. He attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Dr. Yu's training includes a residency program at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center.

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

Dr. Edmund W Tai, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Edmund Tai's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Mountain View, CA. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tai honors. Before performing his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Tai attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. He speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Tai's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Genetics, Stomach Cancer, Breast Cancer

Dr. Hanhsing Irene Wu, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Hanhsing Wu is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Wu honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Wu's education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and residency at Stanford University Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Breast Cancer

Dr. David S Leibowitz, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
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 and Fremont, CA. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Leibowitz attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school. Dr. Leibowitz has indicated that his clinical interests include blood disorders. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Leibowitz is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Paula D Kushlan, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level A
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Paula Kushlan's specialties are adult oncology and medical oncology. The average patient rating for Dr. Kushlan is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kushlan is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. For her residency, Dr. Kushlan trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Kushlan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She has an open panel.

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

Dr. Kim-Son Nguyen works as a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Nguyen include blood disorders. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Nguyen trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for his residency. He speaks Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Kidney Cancer, Colon Cancer, Leukemia, Bone Marrow Transplant, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Multiple ... (Read more)

Dr. Derrick Wong, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Derrick Wong specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Wong studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Wong honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Wong welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Natalia Colocci, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level A
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Natalia Colocci practices adult oncology and medical oncology in Palo Alto, CA and Fremont, CA. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Colocci is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Harvard Medical School and then she performed her residency at Stanford University Medical Center. She speaks Italian. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Colocci is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Robert Niteen Sinha, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Robert Sinha is a radiation oncologist and medical oncologist in Pleasanton, CA, San Mateo, CA, and Mountain View, CA. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Sinha attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Sinha (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Sinha's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Division, and Stanford Health Care - ValleyCare. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Monique Debruin's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She practices in Sunnyvale, CA and Mountain View, CA. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Debruin completed her residency training at Stanford University Medical Center. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Debruin is open to new patients.

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Dr. Eunpi Cho, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
701 E. El Camino Real; North Wing, 1st Floor
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Eunpi Cho specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Sunnyvale, CA and Mountain View, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Cho include testicular cancer and blood disorders. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Cho trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Cho has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma, Thrombophilia, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jason Sun's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His professional affiliations include John Muir Medical Center, Concord and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. After attending New York Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Sun accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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Dr. James R Heckmann, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. James Heckmann is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He attended the University of Kentucky College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Heckmann is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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Dr. 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 affiliated with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Dr. Ford honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Stanford University Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Harlan Pinto's medical specialty is adult oncology and medical oncology. Dr. Pinto attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is affiliated with VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS).

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Kristen Ganjoo specializes in adult oncology and medical oncology and practices in Stanford, CA. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ganjoo studied medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. She is conversant in Persian.

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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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