We found 12 medical oncologists who accept United Healthcare near Sunnyvale, CA.

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Dr. Peter P Yu, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
301 Old San Francisco Road; Street Level
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Peter Yu's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Yu's areas of expertise include myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), lung cancer, and anemia. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Yu obtained his medical school training at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Hartford Hospital, and MidState Medical Center. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Edmund W Tai, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
701 E. El Camino Real; North Wing, 1st Floor
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Edmund Tai's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Tai graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then he performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tai has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Genetics, Stomach Cancer, Breast Cancer

Dr. Hanhsing Irene Wu, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
301 Old San Francisco Road; Street Level
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Hanhsing Wu is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wu takes. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Before performing her residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Wu attended Yale School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Breast Cancer

Dr. Kim-Son Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
301 Old San Francisco Road
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Kim-Son Nguyen is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in blood disorders. Dr. Nguyen is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Nguyen completed a residency program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He speaks Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Research, Kidney Cancer, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Leukemia, Bone Marrow Transplant, ... (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's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She practices in Santa Rosa, CA, San Jose, CA, and Los Gatos, CA. She speaks Mandarin. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Cao include chemotherapy, bone marrow exam (aspiration and biopsy), and gastrointestinal cancer. Dr. Cao is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Good Samaritan Hospital. Dr. Cao graduated from Nanjing Medical University. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cao honors. Dr. Cao has an open panel.

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

Dr. Derrick Wong, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
301 Old San Francisco Road; Street Level
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Derrick Wong is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Wong is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese. Dr. Wong is 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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Dr. Stephanie J Jeske, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
710 Lawrence Expressway
Santa Clara, CA
 

Dr. Stephanie Jeske is an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in San Francisco, CA and Santa Clara, CA. Dr. Jeske's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, lung cancer, and anemia. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and CPMC - St. Luke's Campus. She studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Jeske completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Jeske honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Jeske welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Robert Niteen Sinha, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, 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. Monique De Bruin, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
301 Old San Francisco Road; Level 1
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Monique Debruin is an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. Dr. Debruin's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. She trained at Stanford University Medical Center for her residency. Dr. Debruin is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 works as a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Sunnyvale, CA and Mountain View, CA. Her areas of expertise include the following: testicular cancer and blood disorders. Dr. Cho's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cho honors. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Cho attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma, Thrombophilia, ... (Read more)

Dr. James R Heckmann, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
701 E. El Camino Real; North Wing, 1st Floor
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. James Heckmann is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He attended the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Heckmann takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Heckmann's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Manoj Agarwal, MBA, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
455 Oconnor Drive; Suite 270
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Manoj Agarwal is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in San Jose, CA. Dr. Agarwal's clinical interests encompass cancer. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University. Dr. Agarwal (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. His professional affiliations include Good Samaritan Hospital and Regional Medical Center of San Jose.

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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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