Merry Lynn Tetef , MD

Internal Medicine , Hematology/Oncology and Medical Oncology

Overview

The field of oncology blends my commitment to the physical, emotional and social well being of my patients with my interest in the science of medicine. I work closely with each patient to jointly decide the best course of treatment for that individual. After growing up in Los Angeles, I spent 8 years in school on the east coast. I received my undergraduate education at Princeton University, after which I attended Harvard Medical School. Upon my subsequent return to Los Angeles, I completed my internship and residency in internal medicine at UCLA. My medical oncology fellowship and my hematology and bone marrow transplantation fellowship were at the City of Hope National Medical Center, where I remained as a staff physician in the Department of Medical Oncology and Therapeutics Research until 1999, participating in patient care and clinical research. To date, I have authored or coauthored more than 70 publications and have participated in numerous clinical trials. My passion for patient education has led me to participate in radio and television programs informing the public about various cancer-related issues. My personal interests include cooking, movies and travel. I am an avid sports fan who enjoys fitness and outings with my dogs.

Gender: Female

Years in Practice: 33 Years

Languages Spoken: English and Spanish

Education & Training

Medical School: Harvard Medical School

Graduation Date: in 1987

Specialties & Hospital Affiliations

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Saddleback Memorial Medical Center

Specialties: Internal Medicine , Hematology/Oncology and Medical Oncology

Health Insurance and Affiliations

  • 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
  • Anthem BC Pathway X EPO Network
  • BC CA California Care Small Group HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • 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 Pathway X PPO
  • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Individual
  • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Large Group
  • Blue Cross CA Select HMO
  • Blue Cross CA Select Plus HMO
  • Blue Cross CA Select PPO
  • Blue Cross CA Vivity
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA LocalPlus
  • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Health Net CA HMO Employer Group
  • Health Net CA Individual and Family PPO
  • Health Net CA PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Oscar Insurance CA
  • PHCS PPO
  • PHCS PPO Kaiser
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • UHC Navigate HMO
  • UHC Navigate POS
  • UHC Options PPO
  • UHC SignatureValue Flex3
  • UHC West SignatureValue HMO

Tetef's Office Information

Fax: (949) 958-8825
Website: www.uclahealth.org
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Medicaid Accepted: Yes

Office Hours:

Mon8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tue8:00 AM-5:00 PM
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Doctor Tetef's Other Office Information

Memorialcare Radiation Oncology
24302 Paseo De Valencia
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
(949) 452-7888

Fax:(949) 985-9598
Website:www.memorialcare.org
Accepting New Patients: No
Medicare Accepted:No
Medicaid Accepted:No

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Ucla Hematology And Oncology
250 E Yale Loop Ste A
Irvine, CA 92604
(949) 653-2959

Fax:(949) 965-3558
Website:www.uclahealth.org
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted:Yes
Medicaid Accepted:No

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Memorialcare Breast Center
24401 Calle De La Louisa Ste 200
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
(949) 452-7200

Fax:(949) 938-0455
Website:www.memorialcare.org
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted:No
Medicaid Accepted:No

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