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We found 24 oncologists who accept Blue Choice near Amarillo, TX.

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

Dr. Srini Reddy specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology. Dr. Reddy is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Osmania Medical College. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Dr. John Thomas Gwozdz, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
6010 Amarillo Boulevard, West
Amarillo, TX
 

Dr. John Gwozdz is a radiation oncology specialist in Amarillo, TX. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Gwozdz studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin. He is professionally affiliated with Amarillo VA Health Care System and Texas Oncology.

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Dr. Praveen Kumar Tumula, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Hematology
1000 S. Coulter; Suite 100
Amarillo, TX
 

Dr. Praveen Tumula sees patients in Amarillo, TX and Pampa, TX. His medical specialties are adult oncology and hematology (blood disorders). He is affiliated with Texas Oncology. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tumula is closed to new patients at this time. Dr. Tumula studied medicine at Rangaraya Medical College. His training includes residency programs at Hackensack University Medical Center and Mountainside Hospital.

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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 reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Periman attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Periman is affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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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 specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Our Lady of the Rosary University, School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Forero is professionally affiliated with Amarillo VA Health Care System and Texas Oncology.

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Dr. William Vance Esler, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1000 Coulter Road; Suite 100
Amarillo, TX
 

Dr. William Esler is an adult hematologist and adult oncologist. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Esler takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1500 Wallace Boulevard
Amarillo, TX
 

Dr. James Stafford is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. He is in-network for United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. Dr. Stafford studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Amarillo VA Health Care System.

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Dr. Thahir Farzan, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1300 Wallace Boulevard
Amarillo, TX
 

Dr. Thahir Farzan's specialty is gynecologic oncology. Dr. Farzan is affiliated with The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York and Fairview Health Services. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at Nishtar Medical College. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
#6 Medical Drive
Amarillo, TX
 

Dr. Shane Holloway specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Medicine. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Holloway accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Holloway has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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

Dr. Suhasini Nadesan's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Nadesan is affiliated with Mount Sinai Beth Israel. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Madras Medical College.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1500 Wallace Boulevard
Amarillo, TX
 

Dr. George McCormack is a specialist in radiation oncology. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of Sapienza University of Rome. Dr. McCormack is conversant in Italian.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Pediatric Oncology
6010 Amarillo Boulevard, West
Amarillo, TX
 

Dr. Jaime Zusman's areas of specialization are radiation oncology and pediatric oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Amarillo VA Health Care System. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Zusman is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Zusman honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
6611 Amarillo Boulevard West
Amarillo, TX
 

Dr. Milan Patel's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel graduated from M.P. Shah Medical College.

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

Dr. Sara Conde works as an oncologist and medical oncologist in San Antonio, TX and Amarillo, TX. Dr. Conde is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She attended medical school at Catholic University of Santiago of Guayaquil, Faculty of Medical Sciences.

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

Dr. Brian Pruitt is a specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. Dr. Pruitt is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Surgical Oncology
1400 S Coulter Street
Amarillo, TX
 

Dr. Huseyin Aydin's specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Aydin accepts. He is a graduate of Istanbul University, Cerrahpasa Faculty of Medicine.

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What is Oncology?

An oncologist is a physician who is concerned with the treatment of tumors and cancers. Cancer is when cells in the human body grow in an abnormal or out-of-control way. The goal of oncology is to cure a patient’s cancer, or, if the cancer is incurable, to control the cancer and reduce the symptoms for as long as possible.

Oncologists have several roles in their interaction with patients. They diagnose cancer and determine what stage the cancer is in, or to what extent the cancer has grown. They explain the diagnosis and stage to the patient, and they recommend treatment and deliver care. During treatment, oncologists are responsible for maintaining quality of life for their patients by reducing pain and side effects from medications.

There are three main types of oncologists:
  • Medical Oncologists specialize in the use of medications, especially chemotherapy, to kill cancer cells. In some areas, the term “medical oncologist” refers to the oncologist who is overall in charge of making decisions about a patient’s treatment.
  • Surgical Oncologists specialize in surgical treatments for cancer, such as biopsies (where small tissue samples are taken and examined), or surgical removal of tumors and surrounding tissue.
  • Radiation Oncologists specialize in the use of radiation (a kind of high powered x-ray) to kill cancer.

The American Society of Clinical Oncology also recognizes the subspecialties of Gynecological Oncology, which focuses on cancers of the female reproductive tract, and Pediatric Oncology, which deals with cancers that are most common in childhood.

In the United States, nearly one-half of all men and one-third of all women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes. It is an unfortunately common disease that can sometimes be life-threatening. Oncologists provide care to millions of people facing that diagnosis every year.