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Mark Leonard Goldstein MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
average rating 3.41 stars (9 ratings)
6850 Sepulveda Boulevard; Suite 211
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Mark Goldstein practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Goldstein include chemotherapy. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center and West Hills Hospital & Medical Center. Dr. Goldstein obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Goldstein has received the distinction of Los Angeles Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Chemotherapy

Michael S. Benjamin M.D.
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
average rating 3.93 stars (8 ratings)
6850 Sepulveda Boulevard; Suite 211
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Michael Benjamin works as an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include breast cancer and blood disorders. Dr. Benjamin's professional affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center, West Hills Hospital & Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Benjamin takes. His practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Breast Issues, Blood Disorders, Breast Cancer

Marc I. Botnick MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other, Medical Oncology
average rating 4.73 stars (7 ratings)
5522 Sepulveda Boulevard
Sherman Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Marc Botnick is a medical specialist in radiation oncology and medical oncology. His professional affiliations include Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, Providence Tarzana Medical Center, and West Hills Hospital & Medical Center. Dr. Botnick studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He trained at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center for his residency. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Botnick is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Botnick is accepting new patients.

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Gary M. Dosik MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
average rating 5 stars (3 ratings)
16133 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 470
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Gary Dosik's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Dosik is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dosik has an open panel. Before performing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Dosik attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
average rating 4.35 stars (5 ratings)
16133 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 470
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Johnny Chang specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Chang's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 Taiwanese. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chang's office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
6850 Sepulveda Boulevard; Suite 207
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Vera Kleynberg works as a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. Dr. Kleynberg is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. She attended Tashkent Medical Institute and then went on to complete her residency at UPMC Shadyside. In addition to English, Dr. Kleynberg (or staff) speaks Armenian and Russian.

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Dr. Thomas P. Joseph MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
average rating 4.5 stars (2 ratings)
16801 Devonshire Street
Granada Hills, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Joseph is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Joseph (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Joseph is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. He attended medical school at Albany Medical College and the University of Kerala. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Joseph honors. He has an open panel.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
average rating 3.14 stars (7 ratings)
16801 Devonshire Street
Granada Hills, CA
 

Dr. Philip Chatham works as a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Mission Hills, CA and Granada Hills, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Chatham average 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Chatham is a graduate of the University of Kerala. He has received the following distinction: Los Angeles Super Doctors.

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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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