We found 6 medical oncologists who accept Blue Shield near San Mateo, CA.

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

Dr. Jelena Kao is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Kao (or staff) speaks Croatian, Serbian, and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Medical Network, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). Dr. Kao attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and Stanford University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Kao is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Dr Edward Y C Chan MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
Average rating 1.49 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
50 S San Mateo Drive; Suite 380
San Mateo, CA

Dr. Edward Chan is an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. His average rating from his patients is 1.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chan 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. He speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. Dr. Chan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Seton Hospital, Sutter Medical Network, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He is open to new patients.

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Kent MarcJosef Adler MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
218 De Anza Boulevard
San Mateo, CA

Dr. Kent Adler is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in San Mateo, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung cancer and breast cancer. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Adler graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Lung Cancer, Breast Cancer

Dr Karen Chee MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
Average rating 4.33 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
218 De Anza Boulevard
San Mateo, CA

Dr. Karen Chee is a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in San Mateo, CA. She has indicated that her clinical interests include blood disorders. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chee is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Chee trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders

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 specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ekstrand honors. He attended Yale School of Medicine and subsequently trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York for residency. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. He has an open panel.

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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 in San Mateo, CA. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. Dr. Brown graduated from Rush Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Brown completed a residency program at Stanford University Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and 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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