Dr. Esther Catalya, MD

Dr. Esther Catalya, MD

Medical Oncology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 68
Dr. Esther Catalya, MD is a medical oncology specialist in Pleasant Hill, CA and has been practicing for 30 years. She graduated from Cebu Institute of Medicine in 1974 and specializes in medical oncology and hematology.

400 Taylor Blvd Ste 202

Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Contact Information

(925) 677-5041

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Guardian
  • Health Net of California
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Catalya performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Breast Diseases
more than 76% of peers
Soft Tissue Sarcoma
more than 60% of peers
Blood Disorders
more than 51% of peers

Dr. Catalya's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Catalya "I establish a comprehensive understanding of each patient as a person as well as the patient's medical needs. My compassionate and focused approach enables me to select the most appropriate treatment for managing the disease. Having a positive relationship with my patients as their treating physician is of great importance to me, and I make every effort to offer the most up-to-date treatment."

2  Specialties

  • Medical Oncology
  • Hematology

2  Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Medical Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

97  Conditions Treated


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1  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University of San Carlos, Cebu City, Philippines
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1969
  • Cebu Institute of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1974
  • Jersey City Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Jersey City Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985
  • St Michaels Med Ctr-UMDNJ
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Catalya has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Tagalog

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Catalya's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Catalya to family and friends
7 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Catalya's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Best doctor I have ever had
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I consulted with Dr.Catalya in the diagnosis of Polycythemia Vera (secondary). She was very thorough and explained all procedures needed for diagnosis and treatment. I would have continued under her care, however I had decided to move out of state.
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