City of Hope | Long Beach Elm provides Long Beach, California, and nearby communities unparalleled cancer care and innovative treatments close to home.
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City of Hope cares for patients from prevention through survivorship by pairing our expertise in numerous cancers and conditions with world-class technologies and services.
City of Hope’s renowned physicians and researchers utilize the latest in technology and innovation to treat cancer, coupled with our enduring belief in providing unparalleled compassionate care.
Is My Insurance Accepted?
View a list of insurance companies that City of Hope currently contracts with for its locations and physicians. Even if your plan is included, check with your insurance company to make sure you are covered. Your insurance company/medical group will tell you if you need any authorizations.
If you wish to receive treatment at City of Hope, but we're not currently contracted with your insurance plan, contact your insurance company and ask about obtaining authorization to receive treatment here.
No Surprise Billing
When you're treated by an out-of-network provider at an in-network facility, you are protected from balance billing. In these cases, you shouldn't be charged more than your plan's copayments, coinsurance and/or deductible. Learn about your rights and protections against surprise medical bills.
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Sassan Farjami, M.D., is a hematologist and medical oncologist at City of Hope's Long Beach Elm and Long Beach Worsham locations. Dr. Farjami is also an associate clinical professor in the Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research.
Danny Nguyen, M.D., is a medical oncologist and hematologist at City of Hope's Huntington Beach and Irvine Sand Canyon locations. Dr. Nguyen is also an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research.
Nerses Simon Tchekmedyian, M.D., FACP, is a medical oncologist and hematologist at City of Hope's Huntington Beach, Irvine Sand Canyon, Long Beach Elm locations. Dr. Tchekmedyian is also a clinical professor in the Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research.
Lihong Wu, M.D., is a medical oncologist and hematologist at City of Hope's Long Beach Elm and Worsham locations. Dr. Wu has made it her mission to help others triumph over cancer. She prides herself on being there for her patients and finding the best possible treatments for them.
Nikki Zahabi, D.O., is an assistant clinical professor with a strong background in internal medicine and critical care in the Department of Medicine at City of Hope in Duarte, California.