We found 7 medical oncologists who accept Blue Shield near San Mateo, CA.

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Dr. Jelena M Milojevic, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
218 De Anza Boulevard
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Jelena Kao works as a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in San Mateo, CA, San Leandro, CA, and Dublin, CA. Dr. Kao graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and Stanford University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Stanford University Medical Center. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. In addition to English, Dr. Kao (or staff) speaks Croatian, Serbian, and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Dr. Robert Niteen Sinha, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology
100 S. San Mateo Drive
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Robert Sinha's areas of specialization are radiation oncology and medical oncology; he sees patients in Pleasanton, CA, San Mateo, CA, and Mountain View, CA. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Sinha attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Sinha (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Division, and Stanford Health Care - ValleyCare. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Edward Y.C. Chan, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
50 South San Mateo Drive; Suite 380
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Edward Chan practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in San Francisco, CA, San Mateo, CA, and Burlingame, CA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chan accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. Dr. Chan speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Cantonese. His professional affiliations include Seton Hospital, Sutter Medical Network, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Kent Marc-Josef Adler, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
218 De Anza Boulevard
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Kent Adler's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He has a special interest in lung cancer and breast cancer. Dr. Adler takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Adler attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Adler's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Lung Cancer, Breast Cancer

Dr. Karen G Chee, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
218 De Anza Boulevard
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Karen Chee practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in San Mateo, CA. Her clinical interests include blood disorders. Dr. Chee's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. She studied medicine at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more.

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Dr. Bradley Cameron Ekstrand, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
218 De Anza Boulevard
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Bradley Ekstrand is a San Mateo, CA physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Ekstrand is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. Dr. Ekstrand is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Jennifer A Brown, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
218 De Anza Boulevard
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Jennifer Brown is an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. Dr. Brown accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed her residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network.

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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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