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Biography

Biography

Raul R. Mena, M.D., is medical director of the Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center and medical director of research at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. He is triple board certified in medical oncology, hematology and internal medicine.

Over the past 35 years, Dr. Mena has received numerous awards, including a Most Compassionate Doctor award, Southern California Super Doctors award, Best Doctors in America award and Burbank’s Best Oncologist award. His vision and diligent commitment to patient care is a driving force in cancer innovations.

Dr. Mena is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Society of Hematology and the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

In his personal time, he enjoys humanitarian work and is involved in several fundraising projects.

Medical School
  • University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, NM
Internship
  • Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA
Residency
  • Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA
Fellowship
  • Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA
Languages
  • English
  • Spanish

Locations

PMI Hematology/Oncology Burbank
181 S. Buena Vista Street
4th Floor
Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 840-0921
(818) 840-7064
Providence Hematology & Oncology Burbank
2601 W Alameda Avenue
Suite 210
Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 840-0921
Roy & Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center
181 S. Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 748-4701

Specialties

Specialties
  • Hematology and Medical Oncology (Board Certified)
  • Medical Oncology (Board Certified)
Clinical Interests
  • Cancer Diagnosis / Treatment
  • Blood Disorders

Insurance

Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna HMO Plan
  • Aetna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross PPO/POS/EPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Senior Plan HMO
  • Beech Street Corporation
  • Blue Shield 65 Plus Senior Plan HMO
  • Blue Shield HMO Plan
  • Blue Shield PPO/POS/EPO
  • Cigna HMO Plan
  • Cigna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Community Care Network PPO
  • Covered CA Anthem BC PPO/EPO
  • Covered CA Blue Shield PPO/EPO
  • Covered CA Health Net PPO
  • First Health Network PPO/EPO
  • GWH-CIGNA (Great West) HMO
  • GWH-CIGNA (Great West) PPO, POS
  • Health Net HMO
  • Health Net PPO/EPO/POS
  • Humana ChoiceCare PPO
  • Medicare
  • Motion Picture Health/Writers Guild
  • MultiPlan LTD PPO
  • Pacific Health Alliance PPO/ POS
  • Private Healthcare System PPO/POS
  • Scan Senior Health Plan HMO
  • Secure Horizons POS
  • Secure Horizons Senior/UHC HMO
  • TriCare/TriWest PPO
  • United Healthcare HMO Plan
  • United Healthcare PPO/POS/EPO
Insurance Medical Groups
  • Facey Medical Group
  • HealthCare Partners Medical Group
  • Motion Picture

Medical Groups

Affiliated Medical Groups
  • Providence Medical Associates

Videos

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
About Our Survey

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety. However, language that may contain profanity, slander, libel or private health information is removed. Comments reflect the views and opinions of patients. Comments are not endorsed by, nor do they necessarily reflect the views of, Providence.

4.9 out of 5 (114 Ratings, 44 Comments)

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12/30/2017
Dr Mena has always been the best doctor I have ever had and answers all questions
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12/20/2017
Dr. Mena is a top notch hematologist. I feel very fortunate that he has treated me for my blood disorder and other medical needs for last 23 plus years. He is always available for any medical needs and/or support.
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12/13/2017
Dr.Mena is a great doctor, he cares about his patients.
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11/30/2017
Dr. Mena is an excellent doctor, and has been extremely caring an compassionate since day one.
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11/29/2017
I always feel special when I see Dr. Mena, considering the diagnosis that brought me to his care.
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11/27/2017
Nothimg but the best with this provider. Very few providers are this dedicated to excellent care for their patients. He lives for his profession.
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11/27/2017
Dr. Mena is caring, compassionate and concerned about the totality of my life.
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09/28/2017
Dr. Mena is just wonderful!!
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09/21/2017
great experience with Dr MENA as well as his staff [...]
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09/18/2017
Dr. Mena is the best doctor. He listens and cares for his patients.
80

09/13/2017
He cured my cancer!
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09/13/2017
Always the best experience with Dr. Mena and staff.
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09/05/2017
Everyone in Dr Mena's office is always very helpful and friendly.
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08/31/2017
Dr. Mena is always great. Sometimes the nurses are not as respectful as they could be.
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08/30/2017
Dr.Raul Mena is a super provider, very happy that he is taking care of [...]. Very grateful for all the care he show during my visit.
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08/30/2017
my experience was very very good
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08/30/2017
Dr Mena and his entire team are exceptional. from the moment you arrive to when leave, you are met smiles and genuine concern for your health. the wait times can sometimes be long despite having an appointment but that is a sign of a good doctor who pays attention to patient and not the clock.
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08/30/2017
I've been very pleased with Dr Mena since he treated me for breast cancer in 1993. I go for annual checkups.
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08/22/2017
Love Dr. Mena, wouldn't go anywhere else!
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08/21/2017
Great Dr. Spends a lot of time with you. Long wait time though to get in
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08/17/2017
Dr. Mena is my angel - best doctor ever and the reason I'm alive.
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08/07/2017
The best day after my surgery and finding a oncologist was the day I met Dr.Mena and his amazing team!! They really are amazing caring people!!
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08/02/2017
Dr. Mena has always treated me with the utmost professionalism. He is kind, compassionate and always takes time to listen to me regarding my health care. awesome Doctor one that I highly recommend.
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07/25/2017
I love Dr. Mena & his whole team.
80

07/10/2017
Very good but very busy doctor. Lucky to get 5 minutes w/him. Can't always have enough time to ask questions. [...] Needs better time management.
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07/10/2017
Always very personal and first rate care. I am sure that the doctor and nurses care about me as a person, not just as a patient.
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07/05/2017
Dr. Mena is just the BEST!
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07/04/2017
Dr. Mena is the best there is! Always listens; always available. Needs to clone himself!!
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07/03/2017
staff outstanding. dr. Mena excellent doctor.
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06/29/2017
Dr Mena and staff are the best in their fields!!!! Am so fortunate to be CARED for by them! Thanks to all of them
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06/26/2017
excellent in every possible way
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06/26/2017
DR. MENA AND HIS TEAM ARE WONDERFUL..VERY FORTUNATE TO HAVE BEN IN HIS CARE FOR 18 YEARS.
70

06/21/2017
I always feel the provider is rushed; he talks quickly and says silly things, but I want some good back and forth without feeling rushed. [...] Everything is light-hearted and superficial and so predictable. I need an in-depth consultation. On the other hand, he respects my hearing loss and makes me laugh.
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06/21/2017
Absolutely the best care !!
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06/21/2017
Dr Mena is amazingly knowledgeable in his field.I needed a specialist I know was up to date in all the latest in cancer. I'm extremely happy with him. All the staff and equally as professional.
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06/07/2017
He is very compasionate , understanding and takes care of problem right away . He's the Best .
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06/07/2017
one of the best providers ever meet very happy
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06/05/2017
I was able to reduce my prescription copay [...] due to the intervention of [...] the Medical Assistant. don't know how he did it, but it was a blessing.
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06/05/2017
overall good experience. All staff very professional and prompt/
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06/05/2017
Dr, Mena is very good
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06/04/2017
Dr mena is the best
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06/01/2017
Thank you to Dr Mena and his wonderful team, not money wI'll be enough to pay for their help and support that I have received during this critical period of my life dealing with inflammatory cancer.I will always be grateful .
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06/01/2017
My experience has been outstanding. The administrative staff stayed after hours to complete the things I needed for my first infusion. The chemo (short stay nurse at St. Joseph's) was amazing in the care that was taken for my allergic reaction. Her name was [...] and other team members jumped in to help. Dr. Mena is an exceptional Doc., thorough with exam, clear in his explanations of treatment and personable!
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06/01/2017
dr men's is a wonderful physician.