We found 9 medical oncologists who accept Anthem PPO near Sacramento, CA.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3939 J Street; #360
Sacramento, CA

Dr. Shirish Mahajan is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Redding, CA and Sacramento, CA. He attended medical school at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER). Dr. Mahajan trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for his residency. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Mahajan (or staff) speaks Marathi, Tamil, and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
Average rating 3.9 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
1500 Expo Parkway
Sacramento, CA

Dr. Luko Laptalo is a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. Dr. Laptalo is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4501 X Street; Suite 3016
Sacramento, CA

Dr. Karen Kelly is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Sacramento, CA. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage. She attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
Average rating 4.12 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
3000 Q Street
Sacramento, CA

Dr. Robert Quadro's specialties are adult oncology and medical oncology. Dr. Quadro honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
2800 L Street; Suite 300
Sacramento, CA

Dr. David Harrison's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Harrison honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and more. He attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
3301 C Street; Building 500
Sacramento, CA

Dr. Delphine Ong's medical specialty is adult oncology and medical oncology. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage. She graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4501 X Street; Suite 3019
Sacramento, CA

Dr. Randeep Sangha, who practices in Sacramento, CA, is a medical specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. He is an in-network provider for Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Sangha is a graduate of the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
Average rating 3.65 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
3301 C Street; Building 500
Sacramento, CA

Dr. Samer Shihabi is a Sacramento, CA physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shihabi accepts. Dr. Shihabi graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2279 45th Street
Sacramento, CA

Dr. Kit Tam, who practices in Sacramento, CA, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Tam takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and more. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese.

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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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