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Otolaryngologists are medical doctors with specialized training in treating conditions of the head and neck. They’re commonly called ear, nose, and throat doctors or ENTs. Otolaryngologists also specialize in performing surgery on the head and neck and are also called head and neck surgeons. 


Medical Oncologist

Medical oncologists have specialized training in diagnosing and treating cancer using medications, including chemotherapy, immunotherapy, hormone, and targeted therapy.


Radiation Oncologist

Radiation oncologists have specialized training in using high-energy radiation to destroy cancer or prevent its spread while protecting healthy tissue.


Speech-Language Pathologist

Speech-language pathologists are experts in communication who work to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech and swallowing disorders.


Advanced Practice Provider

Our APPs include nurse practitioners and physician assistants who work closely with your cancer doctor. They may provide support and treatment for head and neck cancer and recommend lifestyle changes.


Your Extended Care Team


Dentists specializing in cancer care assist with preventing or lessening the side effects of radiation therapy on the mouth, teeth, and salivary glands.


Nurses and Nurse Coordinators (RNs)

A nurse care coordinator is a nurse who specializes in organizing patient care and treatments by incorporating all members in the care team. 


Care Coordinators

Care coordinators provide you with information and assistance before and during your appointment.

  • Medical Assistant: Medical assistants work with our team to help provide care. They may prepare you for an examination, assist your doctor, or take vitals before your appointment.
  • Patient Care Coordinator: Our patient care coordinators help you with scheduling appointments and accessing your lab results.
  • Patient Access Representative: Patient access representatives can answer any questions you have about insurance coverage, help you apply for insurance, and refer you to a Stanford Health Care financial counselor. 


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Our Clinics

You can access Stanford Health Care’s expertise and compassionate care for any stage or type of head and neck cancer at a location that is convenient for you. We always accept new patients, and we take many insurance plans, including Medicare and Medi-Cal.

875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Palo Alto, CA 94304
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To schedule an appointment with an oropharyngeal cancer specialist, please call: 650-498-6000

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