We found 11 medical oncologists who accept United Healthcare near Sunnyvale, CA.

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Edmund Tai MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
Average rating 4.7 stars out of 5 (75 ratings)
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA

Dr. Edmund Tai practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Tai takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is accepting new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Tai speaks Mandarin and Cantonese.

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Peter P Yu MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
Average rating 4.8 stars out of 5 (87 ratings)
301 Old San Francisco Road; Street Level
Sunnyvale, CA

Dr. Peter Yu is a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. Patients gave Dr. Yu an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), lung cancer, and anemia. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Hartford Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Yu is closed to new patients at this time. He studied medicine at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Dr. Yu trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center for residency.

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Clinical interests: Research, Gynecologic Cancer, Hepatobiliary Cancer, Liver Cancer, Sarcoma, Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer ... (Read more)

Hanhsing Irene Wu MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
Average rating 4.8 stars out of 5 (96 ratings)
301 Old San Francisco Road; Street Level
Sunnyvale, CA

Dr. Irene Wu's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Before completing her residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Wu attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Wu's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Dr KimSon Nguyen
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
301 Old San Francisco Road
Sunnyvale, CA

Dr. Kim-Son Nguyen is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, he performed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, lung cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Nguyen is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is conversant in Vietnamese. Dr. Nguyen's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Research, Kidney Cancer, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Leukemia, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Mul ... (Read more)

Dr Ying Cao PHD MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2101 Forest Avenue; Suite 124
San Jose, CA

Dr. Ying Cao is an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. Dr. Cao has a special interest in chemotherapy, bone marrow exam (aspiration and biopsy), and gastrointestinal cancer. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Cao attended medical school at Nanjing Medical University. She speaks Mandarin. Dr. Cao's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Exam, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Lymphoma, Blood Disorders, Chemotherapy, Breast Cancer

Dr Stephanie J Jeske MSC MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
710 Lawrence Expressway
Santa Clara, CA

Dr. Stephanie Jeske is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in San Francisco, CA and Santa Clara, CA. Her areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, lung cancer, and anemia. Dr. Jeske is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and CPMC - St. Luke's Campus. She attended Indiana University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. Dr. Jeske honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Research, Gynecologic Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Bladder Cancer, Cl ... (Read more)

Dr Derrick Wong MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
Average rating 4.8 stars out of 5 (89 ratings)
301 Old San Francisco Road; Street Level
Sunnyvale, CA

Dr. Derrick Wong is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wong attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. Dr. Wong speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Monique De Bruin MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
301 Old San Francisco Road
Sunnyvale, CA

Dr. Monique Debruin's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; she sees patients in Sunnyvale, CA and Mountain View, CA. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before completing her residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Debruin attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Debruin takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She welcomes new patients.

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Dr Eunpi Cho MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
301 Old San Francisco Road
Sunnyvale, CA

Dr. Eunpi Cho is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Cho's areas of expertise consist of testicular cancer and blood disorders. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Cho is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders, Testicular Cancer

James Heckmann MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA

Dr. James Heckmann is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Mountain View, CA and Fremont, CA. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Heckmann's practice is open to new patients. He attended the University of Kentucky College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency.

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Manoj Agarwal MBA MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
Average rating 1.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
455 Oconnor Drive; Suite 270
San Jose, CA

Dr. Manoj Agarwal works as a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in San Jose, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Agarwal include cancer. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University. In addition to English, Dr. Agarwal (or staff) speaks Hindi. His professional affiliations include Good Samaritan Hospital and Regional Medical Center of San Jose.

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Clinical interests: Cancer

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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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