Dr. Howard Cheng, MD

HematologyMaleAge 56

Hematology

Dr. Howard Cheng, MD is a Hematology Specialist in Laguna Hills, CA. Dr. Cheng has extensive experience in Lymphatic System Disorders, Blood Disorders, and Blood Cancers. He is affiliated with medical facilities Providence Mission Hospital Mission Viejo and Saddleback Medical Center. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Howard Cheng, MD

South Orange Cty Hem&Onc Assocs

24953 Paseo de Valencia Ste 25B Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(949) 770-8168
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  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Cheng

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Cheng treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Cheng treats other conditions, please contact the office at (949) 770-8168.

Lymphatic System Disorders

Lymphatic disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the lymphatic system, including lymphedema, lymphadenitis, and lymphangitis.Compare with other Lymphatic System Disorders specialists.

Dr. Cheng is experienced in the area of Lymphatic System Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 14 conditions and procedures

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Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
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High
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Blood Disorders

Blood disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that affect the blood's ability to function, including hemophilia, anemia, and sickle cell disease.Compare with other Blood Disorders specialists.

Dr. Cheng is experienced in the area of Blood Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 26 conditions and procedures

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Anemia
Bleeding Disorders
Polycythemia Rubra Vera
Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
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Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Blood Cancers

Blood cancer specialists diagnose and treat cancers such as leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma that affect the blood cells, bone marrow, or lymphatic system.Compare with other Blood Cancers specialists.

Dr. Cheng is experienced in the area of Blood Cancers. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 19 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Cheng
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Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Myeloma
Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Acute Leukemia
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Frequency
High
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Very High
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Dr. Cheng's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphoid Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Burkitt's Lymphoma
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Erythropoietin Test
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Leukocytosis
  • Maternal Anemia
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neutropenia
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Pancytopenia
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Purpura
  • Qualitative Platelet Defects (incl. Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia)
  • Thalassemia
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency

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(949) 770-8168

Dr. Cheng accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Select-CA HMO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select-CA HMO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Vivity-CA HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Local Access Plus HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Dr. Cheng's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Cheng

4.3

Based on 18 ratings

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Thorough, good listener, explains well
Dr Cheng took his time, taking a thorough history and doing a careful exam. He explained my condition and treatment options very well and in terms that I could easily understand. The office staff are helpful and friendly. I chose Dr Cheng on the basis of a recommendation by my primary care provider and I’m very pleased.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Excellent physician – Dec 22, 2022
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Excellent clinician. Cares for his patients and very informative. Great doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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James – Aug 20, 2022
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We are so thankful. My dad has dementia and recurrent cancer and Dr. Cheng was so patient and kind with him and mom and explained everything in easy to understand terms and showed compassion for his quality of life
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Clark – Apr 15, 2020
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My experience was great. Dr. Howard Cheng took the time to explain everything precisely to the patient. He is truly an amazing doctor his abilities his knowledge , his care for his patients is wonderful.He is absolutely excellent. staff.and nurses are very professional and give me great care.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Zari M in LH – Apr 13, 2018
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All he and his staff are concerned about is getting paid before they will administer drugs for chemo. Choose another doctor.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
6 people found this helpful
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Qball in Laguna Niguel, CA – Jan 17, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Howard Cheng, MD is a Hematology Specialist in Laguna Hills, CA. Dr. Cheng has extensive experience in Lymphatic System Disorders, Blood Disorders,...Read more

Specialties

  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology

Board Certifications

Languages

  • English
  • Cantonese
  • Chinese

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best way to schedule an appointment with Dr. Howard Cheng, MD?

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Does Dr. Howard Cheng, MD accept any insurance plans?

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Does Dr. Howard Cheng, MD accept new patients?

New patients are generally accepted by Dr. Howard Cheng, MD on Healthgrades. To arrange an appointment, call the number on Dr. Cheng's profile.

What are Dr. Howard Cheng, MD's top areas of expertise?

Dr. Cheng specializes in Lymphatic System Disorders, Blood Disorders, and Blood Cancers. See more on Healthgrades.

What conditions does Dr. Howard Cheng, MD treat?

Dr. Cheng frequently treats the following conditions: Anemia, Bleeding Disorders, and Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT). See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Howard Cheng, MD's office address?

Dr. Cheng's office is located at 24953 Paseo de Valencia Ste 25B, Laguna Hills, CA 92653. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages is Dr. Howard Cheng, MD fluent in?

Dr. Cheng is able to speak Chinese, Cantonese, Chinese, and English. View profile to see all.

Is Dr. Howard Cheng, MD able to provide telehealth services?

Dr. Cheng provides telehealth services. Please contact the office to determine whether you are eligible.

Is Dr. Howard Cheng, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Howard Cheng, MD is affiliated with Providence Mission Hospital Mission Viejo and Saddleback Medical Center.

Is Dr. Howard Cheng, MD a board-certified professional?

Yes, Dr. Howard Cheng, MD holds board certifications in Medical Oncology.

Does Dr. Howard Cheng, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 4.3/5 for Dr. Howard Cheng, MD. Patients say that they trusted the provider's decisions and the provider explained conditions well. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

Locations

South Orange Cty Hem&Onc Assocs

David B. Okun M.d.24953 Paseo de Valencia Ste 25B Laguna Hills, CA 92653
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South Orange County Onc/Hem

George G. Miranda MD Inc.26691 Plaza Ste 200 Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Cheng is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Providence Mission Hospital Mission Viejo

Mission Viejo, CA

77% Patients that would definitely recommend, 7% higher than the national average

8 Awards Received

Saddleback Medical Center

Laguna Hills, CA

79% Patients that would definitely recommend, 9% higher than the national average

12 Awards Received

Award Highlight: State Ranking Award - Gastrointestinal Medical™ (2023)