Dr. Thomas Chen, MD

Dr. Thomas Chen, MD

Oncology | Male | 49 years old

Southbay Oncology Hematology Partners (SBOHP) is committed to providing you with high quality friendly and compassionate medical care. We hope the following information will be helpful to you. Please let us know if there are ways we can better serve you. Caring Professional Staff Our 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. Treatment Plan 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. Infusion Center 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. Supportive Care 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.Read more

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Southbay Oncology Hematology Partners (SBOHP) is committed to providing you with high quality friendly and compassionate medical care. We hope the following information will be helpful to you. Please let us know if there are ways we can better serve you. Caring Professional Staff Our 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. Treatment Plan 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. Infusion Center 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. Supportive Care 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.Read more

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Specialties

  • Oncology
  • Hematology

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  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphoid Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anemia
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • 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
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • ENT Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder 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
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Mast Cell Diseases
  • Melanoma
  • Mycosis Fungoides
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thalassemia
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • von Willebrand Disease
  • Vulvar Cancer

Procedures Performed

  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Thoracentesis

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Education

  • Medical School
    Stanford School Of Medicine
  • Residency Hospital
    University Of California
    Virginia Medical Center
  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of California San Francisco

    Completed in 2003

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese

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  • Board certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology
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Dr. Chen's Care Philosophy

Southbay Oncology Hematology Partners (SBOHP) is committed to providing you with high quality friendly and compassionate medical care. We hope the following information will be helpful to you. Please let us know if there are ways we can better serve you. Caring Professional Staff Our 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. Treatment Plan 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. Infusion Center 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. Supportive Care 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.