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About Dr. David M Chan

Dr. David M Chan, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Redondo Beach, CA. He has 39 years of experience. His specialties include Medical Oncology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Chan is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Chan has received 1 award. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

19 Ratings with 6 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. David M Chan is Great. Dr. David M Chan has been rated by 19 patients. From those 19 patients 6 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. David M Chan is 4.2 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Cancer Care Associates

514 N Prospect Ave Fl 4
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
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Specialties

Dr. David M Chan has the following 2 specialties

  • Medical Oncology

    Think of an oncologist as your main physician for cancer care. After being diagnosed, you’ll meet regularly with an oncologist to explore and manage your treatment options, as well as monitor your condition throughout the process. Medical oncologists are extremely knowledgeable in various types of cancer treatment and can recommend the right method for the type and stage of cancer you’re facing.
    They may also refer you to additional specialists throughout your care, but they will always be your home base for questions and support. It’s also worth mentioning that medical oncologists deal mostly with solid tumors while hematologists specialize in cancers that involve blood disorders, such as leukemia.

  • Internal Medicine

    An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
    These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
    In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. David M Chan has the following 5 expertise

  • Chemotherapy
  • Cancer
  • Metastasis
  • Cancerous Tumor
  • Lung Cancer

Dr. David M Chan has 0 board certified specialties

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Reviews

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Great Medical Team Needing Improvement on Interpersonal Skills

Excellent clinician but needs work on people skills Can be VERY abrupt and short temperated by patient inquiries or new treatment options. If you do not ask for information he does not volunteer. I understand his field choice is a trying one, but his demeanor is well known in the medical community and it would be to his benefit if he could expand his services to include individual counseling on things such as nutrition, new meds, tests etc especially given his practice has full access to Torrance Memorial Hospital and the$$$ it has spent to by its own admission better serve its patient base. I do refer his team but go in with realistic personality expections. A warm, chatty he is not.

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I survived!

Dr. Chan saved my life when he pushed for radiaton and surgery for my colorectal cancer three years ago. He is not "warm and fuzzy" and I understand that. A doctor treating cancer patients would be emotionally drained by the end of the day if he let his emotions take over. Dr, Chan listens and is direct with the procedures and options. The waiting time can be long, but I don't mind. I believe the wait is worth while when the doctor spends a little extra time with the patients who are dealing with courageous decisions.

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I really do not recommend Dr. David Chan for anyone diagnosed with lung cancer. There were signs that my father was forgetting things, could not speak in complete sentences and personality change. I told Dr. Chan on three different occasions this fact, and did not do anything until it was way too late. My father's MRI (which should have been taken 6 months ago) showed several tumors throughout his brain, one being an inch in diameter. I did research online, and it says everywhere how with stage 4 lung cancer, there is a huge chance it will metastasize in the brain.Why Dr. Chan didn't know this, I don't know. In addition, when Dr. Chan requested a radiation treatment, he spoke as if my father was going to come back to normal after the end of treatment. He never told us that there would be a chance that the radiation would k i l l him faster and put him through more pain, nausea, and weakness. My father would have lived longer if the brain tumors were caught early. Also, he would of had a better quality of life without the radiation treatment. He was bascially a vegetable towards the end of his treatment, which all happened within two weeks. My father was a great man. He was working towards world peace and encouraged so many people all over. More than 300 people will be attending his memorial service.

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Highly Seasoned Oncologist

Dr. Chan is an excellent oncologist. He is well respected and is a highly seasoned veteran of oncology. The waiting period can be rather long( 50 minutes), but I know he is one of the best in the field. I make sure to have my questions written down before seeing him as he is busy and will exit the exam room if not prompted to stay and answer a question or two. All in all, I am pleased he is my doctor.

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  • Awards

    1 Award

  • Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

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  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Chan is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    39 Years Experience

  • University Of California Los Angeles David Geffen School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1979

  • Stanford University School Of Medicine

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. David M Chan accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna HMO Deductible Plan CA only
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Savings Plus of CA
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross California
    • BC CA California Care Small Group HMO
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Small Group
    • Blue Cross CA Advantage PPO Preferred DirectAccess Plus
    • Blue Cross CA California Care Large Group HMO
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Individual
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Large Group
    • Blue Cross CA Pathway X PPO
    • Blue Cross CA Select HMO
    • Blue Cross CA Select PPO
    • Blue Cross CA Select Plus HMO
    • Blue Cross CA Vivity
  • Blue Shield California
    • BS CA Platinum 90 PPO
    • Blue Shield CA Access Plus HMO
    • Blue Shield CA Access Plus Savenet
    • Blue Shield CA Bronze 60 PPO SHOP
    • Blue Shield CA Bronze Full PPO 4500
    • Blue Shield CA Local Access Plus HMO
    • Blue Shield CA PPO
    • Blue Shield CA Platinum Access+ HMO 25
    • Blue Shield CA Platinum Local Access + HMO 25
    • Blue Shield CA Silver 70 PPO
    • Blue Shield CA Trio ACO HMO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
    • Cigna Southern CA Select
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Health Net
    • Health Net CA CommunityCare Network HMO
    • Health Net CA HMO Employer Group
    • Health Net CA HMO SmartCare
    • Health Net CA HMO Whole Care Network
    • Health Net CA PPO
    • Health Net EPO - PureCare One Small Business
    • Health Net PureCare HSP Individual and Family Plans
    • Health Net SmartCare Large Group
    • Health Net SmartCare Small Group
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
    • PHCS PPO Kaiser
  • UHC West
    • UHC SignatureValue Flex1
    • UHC SignatureValue Flex2
    • UHC SignatureValue Focus
    • UHC West SignatureValue Alliance
    • UHC West SignatureValue HMO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

Cancer Care Associates, 514 N Prospect Ave Fl 4, Redondo Beach, CA
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