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City of Hope | South Pasadena

To make an appointment call: 877-998-7546.
 
209 Fair Oaks
South Pasadena, CA 91030
626-396-2911 - Fax

City of Hope South Pasadena is a 22,000 square foot state-of-the-art outpatient cancer center which serves the San Gabriel Valley, San Fernando Valley and parts of greater Los Angeles.
 
Located on Fair Oaks Avenue in South Pasadena, California, the Cancer Center is staffed by nationally recognized physicians from City of Hope who provide expertise in the following areas :
 
  • Medical Oncology
  • Radiation Oncology 
  • Hematology
  • Surgical Oncology & Breast Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Urology, Urologic Oncology and Robotic Surgery
 
City of Hope South Pasadena is among the first in Los Angeles to offer RapidArc, a new advanced non-surgical treatment that destroys tumors. Using computerized image-guided technology, RapidArc conforms to the tumor, sparing healthy tissue and organs from radiation. In addition to its precision, RapidArc is up to 8 times faster than other advanced radiation therapies. Many treatments are as short as just a few minutes - giving patients more time to do the things they enjoy most.
 
In addition, with expertise in minimally invasive and robotic surgery, City of Hope South Pasadena surgeons provide patients with the latest treatment options that reduce recovery time and improve outcomes. Collaborating to discover, develop and implement innovative strategies for the prevention and treatment of cancer, our physicians bring nationally recognized expertise in cancer care and research to the local community.
 

South Pasadena Physician Directory

Medical Insurance

 
At City of Hope South Pasadena, we want to make sure you get the treatment and advice you need.
 
The following is a list of insurance companies and medical groups with which City of Hope Medical Foundation contracts. City of Hope Medical Foundation contracts for physician services rendered at City of Hope National Medical Center and in our community practice sites. Please note that although we strive to keep this information current, it is subject to change without notice. For questions related to your specific coverage at City of Hope South Pasadena, please contact your insurance provider directly. You can find that phone number on your insurance card or in your benefits book.

If you wish to receive treatment at a City of Hope location or with a City of Hope physician but we do not currently contract with your insurance plan, contact your insurance company and ask about obtaining authorization to receive treatment here. Every medical situation - and every insurance plan - is different, and there is no guarantee that coverage can be secured. But it is reasonable to make this request, and to ask your insurance company to review the matter with City of Hope Medical Foundation directly. To learn more about insurance and financing, please  click here .

City of Hope Medical Foundation

Contracted Insurance Companies and Medical Groups
*Indicates insurance plans
 
Advantage Care IPA
*Aetna Healthcare BMT
*Aetna Healthcare HMO
*Aetna Healthcare PPO

Affiliated Health Funds PPO
Affiliated Doctors of Orange County
Affiliated Health Funds
All Care Medical Group
Allied Physicians IPA
Antelope Valley Medical Group
*Anthem Blue Cross EPO
*Anthem Blue Cross PPO
Applecare Medical Group
Axminster Medical Group, Inc.
Beaver Medical Group
*Beech Street PPO
Blue Distinction Center for Transplant BMT
*Blue Shield of California PPO
Bright Medical Associates
Bristol Park Medical Group
*Cigna Healthcare BMT
*Cigna Healthcare HMO
*Cigna Healthcare PPO

Coachella Valley Physicians of Prime Care
*Coventry Health PPO
*First Health Network PPO
HealthCare Partners
Healthsource Medical Group
*Health Net PPO
*Health Net EPO

Heritage Provider Network
Heritage Victor Valley Medical Group
High Desert Medical Group
Hispanic Physicians IPA
Inland Empire Health Plan
*Interlink Health Services BMT
*Interlink Health Services PPO

Kaiser Permanente BMT
LA Care Health Plan
*LifeTrac Transplant Network BMT
Memorial Care Medical Group
Monarch Healthcare Medical Group
Multiplan
Nuestra Familia Medical Group
*PacifiCare of California BMT
*PacifiCare of California PPO

Pegasus Medical Group
Physician Associates of Greater San Gabriel Valley
Physicians Healthways IPA
PrimeCare Medical Group
PrimeCare of Chino
PrimeCare of Citrus Valley
PrimeCare of Corona
PrimeCare of  Hemet Valley
PrimeCare of  Inland Valley
PrimeCare of Moreno Valley
PrimeCare of Redlands
PrimeCare of Riverside
PrimeCare of San Bernardino
PrimeCare of Sun City
PrimeCare of Temecula
Private Health Care Systems
Prospect Medical Group
Protocol Tertiary Networks BMT
Protocol Tertiary Networks PPO
Riverside Medical Clinic
Sierra Medical Group
Southern California Permanente Medical Group (Kaiser)
St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians
St. Joseph Health
St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group
St. Jude Heritage Medical Group
*Three Rivers Provider Network
*United HealthCare PPO
*United Resource Networks/Optum BMT
 

South Pasadena

City of Hope | South Pasadena

To make an appointment call: 877-998-7546.
 
209 Fair Oaks
South Pasadena, CA 91030
626-396-2911 - Fax

City of Hope South Pasadena is a 22,000 square foot state-of-the-art outpatient cancer center which serves the San Gabriel Valley, San Fernando Valley and parts of greater Los Angeles.
 
Located on Fair Oaks Avenue in South Pasadena, California, the Cancer Center is staffed by nationally recognized physicians from City of Hope who provide expertise in the following areas :
 
  • Medical Oncology
  • Radiation Oncology 
  • Hematology
  • Surgical Oncology & Breast Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Urology, Urologic Oncology and Robotic Surgery
 
City of Hope South Pasadena is among the first in Los Angeles to offer RapidArc, a new advanced non-surgical treatment that destroys tumors. Using computerized image-guided technology, RapidArc conforms to the tumor, sparing healthy tissue and organs from radiation. In addition to its precision, RapidArc is up to 8 times faster than other advanced radiation therapies. Many treatments are as short as just a few minutes - giving patients more time to do the things they enjoy most.
 
In addition, with expertise in minimally invasive and robotic surgery, City of Hope South Pasadena surgeons provide patients with the latest treatment options that reduce recovery time and improve outcomes. Collaborating to discover, develop and implement innovative strategies for the prevention and treatment of cancer, our physicians bring nationally recognized expertise in cancer care and research to the local community.
 

Physician Directory

South Pasadena Physician Directory

Medical Insurance

Medical Insurance

 
At City of Hope South Pasadena, we want to make sure you get the treatment and advice you need.
 
The following is a list of insurance companies and medical groups with which City of Hope Medical Foundation contracts. City of Hope Medical Foundation contracts for physician services rendered at City of Hope National Medical Center and in our community practice sites. Please note that although we strive to keep this information current, it is subject to change without notice. For questions related to your specific coverage at City of Hope South Pasadena, please contact your insurance provider directly. You can find that phone number on your insurance card or in your benefits book.

If you wish to receive treatment at a City of Hope location or with a City of Hope physician but we do not currently contract with your insurance plan, contact your insurance company and ask about obtaining authorization to receive treatment here. Every medical situation - and every insurance plan - is different, and there is no guarantee that coverage can be secured. But it is reasonable to make this request, and to ask your insurance company to review the matter with City of Hope Medical Foundation directly. To learn more about insurance and financing, please  click here .

City of Hope Medical Foundation

Contracted Insurance Companies and Medical Groups
*Indicates insurance plans
 
Advantage Care IPA
*Aetna Healthcare BMT
*Aetna Healthcare HMO
*Aetna Healthcare PPO

Affiliated Health Funds PPO
Affiliated Doctors of Orange County
Affiliated Health Funds
All Care Medical Group
Allied Physicians IPA
Antelope Valley Medical Group
*Anthem Blue Cross EPO
*Anthem Blue Cross PPO
Applecare Medical Group
Axminster Medical Group, Inc.
Beaver Medical Group
*Beech Street PPO
Blue Distinction Center for Transplant BMT
*Blue Shield of California PPO
Bright Medical Associates
Bristol Park Medical Group
*Cigna Healthcare BMT
*Cigna Healthcare HMO
*Cigna Healthcare PPO

Coachella Valley Physicians of Prime Care
*Coventry Health PPO
*First Health Network PPO
HealthCare Partners
Healthsource Medical Group
*Health Net PPO
*Health Net EPO

Heritage Provider Network
Heritage Victor Valley Medical Group
High Desert Medical Group
Hispanic Physicians IPA
Inland Empire Health Plan
*Interlink Health Services BMT
*Interlink Health Services PPO

Kaiser Permanente BMT
LA Care Health Plan
*LifeTrac Transplant Network BMT
Memorial Care Medical Group
Monarch Healthcare Medical Group
Multiplan
Nuestra Familia Medical Group
*PacifiCare of California BMT
*PacifiCare of California PPO

Pegasus Medical Group
Physician Associates of Greater San Gabriel Valley
Physicians Healthways IPA
PrimeCare Medical Group
PrimeCare of Chino
PrimeCare of Citrus Valley
PrimeCare of Corona
PrimeCare of  Hemet Valley
PrimeCare of  Inland Valley
PrimeCare of Moreno Valley
PrimeCare of Redlands
PrimeCare of Riverside
PrimeCare of San Bernardino
PrimeCare of Sun City
PrimeCare of Temecula
Private Health Care Systems
Prospect Medical Group
Protocol Tertiary Networks BMT
Protocol Tertiary Networks PPO
Riverside Medical Clinic
Sierra Medical Group
Southern California Permanente Medical Group (Kaiser)
St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians
St. Joseph Health
St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group
St. Jude Heritage Medical Group
*Three Rivers Provider Network
*United HealthCare PPO
*United Resource Networks/Optum BMT
 
What makes City of Hope research different? Collaboration(w/VIDEO)

What makes City of Hope research different? Collaboration (w/VIDEO)

Regardless of their institution, all cancer researchers want one thing – to find a cure for cancer. But City of Hope researchers have some advantages in this quest. The advantages start with a culture...

May 8, 2014

 
This celebration (Bone Marrow Transplant Reunion) includesreflection

This celebration (Bone Marrow Transplant Reunion) includes reflection

At City of Hope’s upcoming Bone Marrow Transplant Reunion on Friday, May 9, hundreds of patients and the doctors and nurses who cared for them through their battles with cancer and...

May 7, 2014

 
From donor to recipient: Follow the blood (w/VIDEO)

From donor to recipient: Follow the blood (w/VIDEO)

Every day in the United States, an estimated 40,000 units of blood products are used to treat the injured and the ill. This includes City of Hope patients, who count on donated blood during surge...

May 6, 2014

 
For the 11th year, U.S.News & World Report has named City of Hope one of the top cancer hospitals in the country.
Learn more about City of Hope's institutional distinctions, breakthrough innovations and collaborations.
Learn about the talented individuals who are leading City of Hope towards the next horizon of treatments and cures for life-threatening diseases.
Clinical Trials
Our aggressive pursuit to discover better ways to help patients now – not years from now – places us among the leaders worldwide in the administration of clinical trials.
 
For 100 years, we’ve been a global leader in the fight against cancer, diabetes, and HIV/AIDS. Hope powers our dream of curing diseases that affect millions of people worldwide. We need help from people like you. Become a Citizen of Hope, and join us in the fight to save lives all over the world.
NEWS & UPDATES
  • Although a stem cell transplant can be a lifesaving procedure for people diagnosed with a blood cancer or blood disorder, the standard transplant may not be appropriate for all patients. This is because the conditioning regimen (the intensive chemotherapy and/or radiation treatments preceding the transplant) is...
  • Brain tumor removal would seem to be the obvious course of action in the wake of a brain tumor diagnosis, but that’s not always the case. Some tumors are too difficult for many surgeons to reach or too close to areas that control vital functions. Removing them just proves too risky. A new device at City [...
  • Hijacking the same sorts of viruses that cause HIV and using them to reprogram immune cells to fight cancer sounds like stuff of the future. Some scientists believe that the future is closer than we think – and are now studying the approach in clinical trials at City of Hope. Immunotherapy is a promising approa...
  • Nausea is the one of the most well-known, and dreaded, side effects of cancer treatment — and with good reason. Beyond the quality-of-life issues that it causes, severe nausea can prevent patients from receiving enough nutrients and calories at a time when they need every edge they can get. A few simple actions...
  • With Labor Day just around the corner, summer is on its way out. But just because summertime is ending doesn’t mean we can skip sunscreen. Protection from ultraviolet (UV) radiation is needed all year round. Exposure to UV radiation — whether from the sun or from artificial sources such as sunlamps used i...
  • Undergoing reconstructive surgery may seem like a forgone conclusion for survivors of breast cancer, but that doesn’t appear to be the case. A new study has found that most breast cancer survivors who undergo a mastectomy decide against surgical reconstruction of their breasts. The reasons for such a deci...
  • Nearly four decades ago, City of Hope began its bone marrow transplant program. Its first transplant reunion celebration was a single patient and his donor, also his brother. This year, City of Hope welcomed hundreds of hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT) recipients to the annual bone marrow transplant/HCT reun...
  • The burgeoning type 2 diabetes epidemic casts a pall over the health of America’s public. New research now shows the looming threat is getting worse. Much worse. A diabetes trends study published earlier this month in the Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology by researchers at the federal Centers for Disease Contro...
  • An aspirin a day might help keep breast cancer away for some breast cancer survivors, a new study suggests. Obese women who have had breast cancer could cut their risk of a recurrence in half if they regularly take aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, called NSAIDs, report researchers from the...
  • Christine Crews isn’t only a fitness enthusiast, she’s also a personal trainer and fitness instructor. Being active defines her life. So when she was diagnosed with bladder cancer at age 30, she decided she absolutely couldn’t let the disease interfere with that lifestyle. And it didn’t. For t...
  • Cancer treatment and the cancer itself can cause changes in your sense of taste or smell. These side effects typically subside after treatment ends, but there are ways to help alleviate those bitter and metallic tastes in your mouth. Here are tips from the National Cancer Institute to help keeps tastes and food...
  • Immunotherapy — using one’s immune system to treat a disease — has been long lauded as the “magic bullet” of cancer treatments, one that can be more effective than the conventional therapies of surgery, radiation or chemotherapy. One specific type of immunotherapy, called adoptive T cell thera...
  • Today, when cancer spreads from its original site to other parts of the body, a process known as metastasis, patients face an uphill battle. Treatments are poorly effective, and cures are nearly impossible. Further, incidence rates for these types of cancers are increasing – particularly for cancers that have s...
  • Thanks to the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), high school students across the state gained valuable hands-on experience with stem cell research this summer. City of Hope hosted eight of those students. As part of the CIRM Creativity Awards program, the young scholars worked full time as m...
  • Radiation therapy can help cure many children facing Hodgkin lymphoma and other cancers. When the radiation is delivered to a girl’s chest, however, it can lead to a marked increase in breast cancer risk later in life. A recent multi-institutional study that included City of Hope’s Smita Bhatia, M.D., M.P.H., t...