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About Dr. Rishi Sawhney

Dr. Rishi Sawhney, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Pleasanton, CA. He has 19 years of experience. His specialties include Hematology and Oncology, Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology. Dr. Sawhney is affiliated with Valley Care Medical Center, Eden Medical Center Opens in new window and San Ramon Regional Medical Center. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

76 Ratings with 35 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Rishi Sawhney is Excellent. Dr. Rishi Sawhney has been rated by 76 patients. From those 76 patients 35 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Rishi Sawhney is 4.7 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Valley Medical Oncology Consultants

5725 W Las Positas Blvd
Pleasanton, CA 94588
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Specialties

Dr. Rishi Sawhney has the following 3 specialties

  • Hematology and Oncology

    An Oncologist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of different cancers. This physician has extensive knowledge of the different signs and symptoms of cancer, as well as the various methods of treatment.
    Oncologists diagnose cancer through methods such as biopsy, endoscopy, X-ray, blood tests, ultrasound, and different forms of nuclear medicine. They treat cancer through surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, hormone therapy, or antibody treatments.
    If it is determined that a cancer cannot successfully be treated, oncologists then focus on providing palliative care, the use of pain medication to make a dying person more comfortable.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Expertise

    14 Expertise

  • Blood Cancer
  • Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Chemotherapy
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Genetics
  • Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Leukemia
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Myelofibrosis
  • Myeloma

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Reviews

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Five Stars

Dr. Sawhney and staff are professional and friendly. They answer your questions promptly whether you are in the office or on the phone.

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Five Stars

I met Dr. Sawhney when I was hospitalized for high calcium and possible kidney failure. He was so pleasant and caring. Dr. Sawhney never left us hanging, he worked with us for several weeks trying to get the correct diagnosis. Unfortunately it was a rare cancer but he reassured me that it was treatable and has been right by my side along with his wonderful staff every step of the way. I am half-way through my treatments and still very optimistic. I am blessed to have Dr. Sawhney he is the best!

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Thank you Dr. Rishi Sawhney!

I started my CLL journey 10 years ago.My first oncologist said that I would die soon , but we have to wait and watch, and do nothing . During my first chemo, I was so anemic that I did blood transfusions every 2 weeks. My second oncologist said, that he does not know what else to do, except to remove the spleen.I refused and he asked me if I wanted to switch to a new doctor - in a heartbeat I said yes.The new doctor was Dr. Rishi Sawhney.This decision saved my life. In a couple of weeks he was able to stop my anemia and I was able to finish the chemo.Together we went through a lot in this 10 years, chemos, surgeries , hospitalizations ,radiation...I can't thank him enough! I'm alive just because of him.He never said that I'm dying (although few times I was close to this).But also he never gave false hope. He always said that now there is a great choice of treatments and we will try to find the one that is more suitable for me.He is a wonderful person who really cares about his patients.I was always wondering why different doctors with the same treatments available have different outcomes. I guess because some care and some just doing a job.If unfortunately you need an oncologist, you fortunate enough to have him as your doctor! Thank you Dr. Rishi Sawhney from me and my family .

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Five Stars

He is a great & careing Doctor . Always wants the best care for his patients. I have been under his care for about 4 years . His staff always been great . Amita saggi has always been great . Dr. Sawhney & Amita always greet me with a smile & Dr. Sawhney is a great dresser.

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Awesome Doctor !!

I had a DVT and some serious blood clots and I was in the hospital for almost a week. Dr. Sawhney came in everyday to the hospital to check on me and made sure I was improving. His bedside manner is outstanding and during a tramatic health experience , he made me feel a lot better. I live 3 hours away from his office now and I still go up to his office to see him and get my check ups. I drive that far because I trust him , respect him and I'm given first class treatment when I walk in the door. I would highly recommend him to anybody in the bay area and in the surrounding areas.

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  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Valley Care Medical Center
  • Eden Medical Center Opens in new window
  • San Ramon Regional Medical Center
  • ValleyCare Health System
  • John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek Campus
  • Eden Medical Center - San Leandro Hospital Campus
  • Washington Hospital Healthcare System
  • Eden Medical Center
  • San Leandro Hospital Opens in new window
  • St. Rose Hospital
  • Valley Memorial Hospital
  • Kent General Hospital-Bayhealth Med Center
  • Eden Medical Center - Eden Campus
  • Education

    19 Years Experience

  • Madurai Medical College

    Graduated in 1998

  • Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Rishi Sawhney 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 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 Select HMO
    • Blue Cross CA Select PPO
    • Blue Cross CA Select Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield California
    • Blue Shield CA Access Plus HMO
    • Blue Shield CA Platinum Access+ HMO 25
    • Blue Shield CA Trio ACO HMO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Health Net
    • Health Net CA HMO Employer Group
    • Health Net CA HMO Whole Care Network
    • Health Net CA PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
    • PHCS PPO Kaiser
  • UHC West
    • UHC SignatureValue Focus
    • UHC West SignatureValue HMO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Valley Medical Oncology Consultants, 5725 W Las Positas Blvd, Pleasanton, CA

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