We found 7 medical oncologists who accept United Healthcare PPO near Sacramento, CA.

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Dr. Brian Kap-Soo Kim, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2800 L Street; Suite 300
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Brian Kim's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kim's practice is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He speaks Korean.

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Dr. Elias Nicolas Kiwan, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1020 29th Street; #680
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Elias Kiwan works as a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. After completing medical school at Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kiwan include blood and marrow transplant and blood disorders. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kiwan takes. In addition to English, Dr. Kiwan (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Hepatobiliary Cancer, Bone Marrow Transplant, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Multiple ... (Read more)

Dr. Stacy Diane Jacobson, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2800 L Street; Suite 300
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Stacy D'andre is an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. Dr. D'andre is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Dr. D'andre graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. She has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Liver Cancer, Colon Cancer, Stomach Cancer, Brain Tumor, Clinical Trials, Ovarian Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Patten Carroll, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1020 29th Street; Suite 680
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Michael Carroll's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. These areas are among Dr. Carroll's clinical interests: blood and marrow transplant and blood disorders. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Carroll takes. After attending Stanford University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Immunotherapy, Bone Marrow Transplant, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Multiple ... (Read more)

Dr. Nitin Rohatgi, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2800 L Street; Suite 300
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Nitin Rohatgi is an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rohatgi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rohatgi honors. Dr. Rohatgi welcomes new patients. He obtained his medical school training at All India Institute of Medical Sciences and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. He has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. Dr. Rohatgi (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Immunotherapy, Kidney Cancer, Testicular Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Clinical ... (Read more)

Dr. Melissa J Williams, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2800 L Street; Suite 300
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Melissa Williams practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Sacramento, CA and Davis, CA. After completing medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University. She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Williams is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. She is open to new patients.

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Dr. Deepti Behl, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2800 L Street; Suite 300
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Deepti Behl is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She works in Sacramento, CA. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Behl attended Christian Medical College, Ludhiana and then went on to complete her residency at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Behl (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Behl welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, Melanoma, Clinical Trials, Palliative ... (Read more)

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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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