We found 6 medical oncologists who accept Anthem Blue Cross of California near Redding, CA.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
310 Hartnell Avenue
Redding, CA
 

Dr. Shirish Mahajan is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. After completing medical school at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mahajan takes. Dr. Mahajan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Marathi, Tamil, and Hindi. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Mahajan is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
310 Hartnell Avenue
Redding, CA
 

Dr. Alireza Abdolmohammadi's areas of specialization are adult oncology and medical oncology; he sees patients in Redding, CA. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Abdolmohammadi studied medicine at The National University of Iran. In addition to English, he speaks Persian.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
310 Hartnell Avenue
Redding, CA
 

Dr. Babak Rajabi works as an oncologist and medical oncologist. Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rajabi takes. He graduated from Islamic Azad University of Medical Sciences. In addition to English, Dr. Rajabi (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and Persian.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1555 East Street; Suite 230
Redding, CA
 

Dr. Ajay Verma practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He graduated from Maulana Azad Medical College. The average patient rating for Dr. Verma is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Verma honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2005 Court Street; Suite N
Redding, CA
 

Dr. Behrooz Zidehsarai works as an adult oncologist and medical oncologist. He graduated from Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Zidehsarai is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Other, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
310 Hartnell Avenue
Redding, CA
 

Dr. Michael Figueroa is an oncologist and medical oncologist in Redding, CA. Dr. Figueroa attended medical school at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Anthem, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Figueroa is conversant in Spanish.

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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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