We found 5 medical oncologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold near Amarillo, TX.

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Dr. Srinivasa Bakkannagari Bakkannagari, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1000 S Coulter Street; Suite 100
Amarillo, TX
 

Dr. Srini Reddy is an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology. Dr. Reddy attended medical school at Osmania Medical College. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reddy accepts. Dr. Reddy has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Dr. Leonardo Forero, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
6010 Amarillo Boulevard, West
Amarillo, TX
 

Dr. Leonardo Forero is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Forero accepts. He graduated from Our Lady of the Rosary University, School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He is affiliated with Amarillo VA Health Care System and Texas Oncology.

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Dr. Phillip OKeefe Periman, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1000 Coulter; Suite 100
Amarillo, TX
 

Dr. Phillip Periman is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Patient ratings for Dr. Periman average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Periman accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1500 Wallace Boulevard
Amarillo, TX
 

Dr. Brian Pruitt is a medical specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. Dr. Pruitt attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1500 Wallace Boulevard
Amarillo, TX
 

Dr. Sara Conde is a specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. She works in San Antonio, TX and Amarillo, TX. She is a graduate of Catholic University of Santiago of Guayaquil, Faculty of Medical Sciences. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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What is Medical Oncology?

Medical oncologists are physicians who treat cancer through the use of medication, usually chemotherapy. Often a medical oncologist is the doctor in charge of a cancer patient’s health care, and this doctor may organize and coordinate all the care the patient receives, even that from other specialists.

Oncologist is a fancy word for a physician who treats cancer. There are three main types of oncologists: surgical oncologists perform surgery, radiation oncologists provide radiation therapy, and medical oncologists treat cancer with chemotherapy and other medication. There are also other distinctions between oncologists. For example, some oncologists specialize only in one or two tumor types (such as breast cancer or lung cancer), and pediatric oncologists only treat children and teens. However, all medical oncologists will be knowledgeable about the use of medicine to treat cancer.

While traditional chemotherapy is the most common medication used to treat cancer, other medications that a medical oncologist might use include hormonal therapies (such as Tamoxifen) or a newer kind of treatment called targeted therapy. Targeted therapy medications act only on cancer cells, while chemotherapy acts on all dividing cells in the body.

The care provided by medical oncologists usually begins when cancer is first suspected. They diagnose and stage cancer, or describe how serious it is. Medical oncologists are often the ones to explain to patients where their cancer is located, how severe their case is, and what treatment is recommended. They manage treatment and follow-up care after the cancer is removed, or they provide palliative care for patients whose cancer cannot be successfully treated.

Medical oncologists typically work with a group of health care providers that form a cancer team to provide care for each patient. The cancer team can include other physicians (such as oncologists and pathologists), oncological nurses, or social workers. Each specialist brings a very specific set of skills to the team, so working together as one unit, they offer a greater breadth of knowledge and skills for each patient.