Dr. May Chen, MD

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Dr. May Chen, MD

Oncology | Female

Stanford Cancer Center South Bay 2589 Samaritan Dr Rm 4233, San Jose, CA 95124 Get Directions
(408) 426-4900

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4 based on 4 responses
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I cannot begin to extol the praises I have for Dr. Chen. She is hands down the best doctor I have ever met in every measurement category - from credentials to bedside manner. When evaluating physicians, my family and I all unanimous agreed that we could stop looking when we met Dr. Chen. I have the utmost regard for her and would refer her to anyone needing care.
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BAD BAD BAD and BAD!!!!!!!!! She's TERRIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Her heart is made of stone!!!! She just saw the people dying but doing nothing even push the person out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She's a killer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She should not be called doctor, she's garbage!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  • Oncology

Board Certifications

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  • Medical Oncology

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphoid Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • ENT Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Eye Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Melanoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Mycosis Fungoides
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Retina Diseases
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thalassemia
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vascular Disease

Procedures Performed

  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Thoracentesis

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for California.

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  • 0

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

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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  • Medical School
    Yale University

    Graduated in 1993

  • Internship Hospital
    Yale New Haven Hospital

    Completed in 1994

  • Residency Hospital
    Yale New Haven Hospital

    Completed in 1996

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Stanford University

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese

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Dr. Chen's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Oncology
  • Board certified in Medical Oncology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

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Dr. Chen's Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
10 – 15 minutes

Experience with Dr. Chen

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients

Dr. Chen's Care Philosophy

Caring Professional StaffOur highly skilled physicians  prominent board certified specialists in Medical Oncology and Hematology will provide consultative services upon referral by your primary care physician or surgeon. Our physicians are also available to see hematology and oncology patients for a second opinion. Specially trained oncology certified nurses provide support and expertise for all aspects of treatment. Southbay Oncology Hematology Partners is contracted with most insurance plans and is affiliated with Good Samaritan  O'Connor  and El Camino South hospitals. Our insurance reimbursement specialists are ready to assist you with the financial aspects of your care such as insurance billing  deductibles  coinsurance  co-payments  and pre-authorizations. Please contact our billing office at (408) 376-2300 and press option 6 if you have any questions.After your initial consultation  your physician will develop a comprehensive treatment plan. If you require chemotherapy or other therapeutic treatment  your physician will introduce you to the Infusion Center nursing staff. You will then be scheduled for a teaching visit with our nurse practitioner who will give you information on your drug therapy. She will help you understand how your treatment will affect you and advise you on the best way to manage and monitor your medications.Chemotherapy and other therapeutic treatments will be administered  whenever possible  in the comfortable setting of our Infusion Center complete with wireless access and cable television. SBOHP clinicians are oncology certified registered nurses with extensive experience caring for oncology and hematology patients. Please check in and check out with the front office staff each day of treatment.Stanford Hospital Clinics provides our supportive care team. The Cancer Supportive Care Program serves as a bridge between standard medical care and non-medical healing for patients  their families and their caregivers. It is a FREE integrated resource that simplifies the treatment process and provides information and support to cancer patients and their families during their care at SBOHP. Our goal is to help our patients and their families cope with cancer in a manner that will reinforce the healing environment.At SBOHP  a social worker and dietician are an integral part of your clinical care team and work closely with your physician  nurse practitioner  and nurses to provide you with comprehensive clinical support. Our social worker is available to provide individual counseling  couples and family counseling  parent guidance  support groups  information and education  referral to community resources  and guided imagery meditation. She assists patients with coping  family concerns  communication  caregiver support  managing stress  decision making  improving quality of life  and advance care planning. Our dietician provides individualized nutritional consultations to help patients assess nutrition risk. She encourages healthy eating in order to enhance quality of life  offers strategies for side effect management  provides follow up care as needed throughout the treatment process and beyond  offers resources for healthy eating  weight management  and recipe and menu planning.