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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 is an Amarillo, TX physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He graduated from Osmania Medical College. Dr. Reddy accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Reddy is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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

Dr. John Gwozdz works as a radiation oncologist. Dr. Gwozdz's professional affiliations include Amarillo VA Health Care System and Texas Oncology. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin.

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

Dr. Praveen Tumula's specialties are adult oncology and hematology (blood disorders). He practices in Amarillo, TX and Pampa, TX. Dr. Tumula is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology. He graduated from Rangaraya Medical College and then he performed his residency at Hackensack University Medical Center and Mountainside Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, Dr. Tumula is not accepting new patients at this time.

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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 physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Periman at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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, who practices in Amarillo, TX, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Forero is professionally affiliated with Amarillo VA Health Care System and Texas Oncology. He attended medical school at Our Lady of the Rosary University, School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. He is affiliated with Texas Oncology. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Esler graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1500 Wallace Boulevard
Amarillo, TX
 

Dr. James Stafford practices radiation oncology in Amarillo, TX. He honors United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Stafford attended medical school 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 Adult Critical Care, Gynecologic Oncology
1300 Wallace Boulevard
Amarillo, TX
 

Dr. Thahir Farzan, who practices in Amarillo, TX, is a medical specialist in gynecologic oncology. He is affiliated with The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York and Fairview Health Services. He graduated from Nishtar Medical College. Dr. Farzan 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. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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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 accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Madras Medical College. She is affiliated with Mount Sinai Beth Israel.

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

Dr. Shane Holloway's specialties are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). The average patient rating for Dr. Holloway is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Holloway attended medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1500 Wallace Boulevard
Amarillo, TX
 

Dr. George McCormack practices 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. Dr. McCormack graduated from Sapienza University of Rome. He speaks Italian.

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

Dr. Jaime Zusman specializes in radiation oncology and pediatric oncology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Zusman is professionally affiliated with Amarillo VA Health Care System. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Zusman graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Milan Patel is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist in Amarillo, TX. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to 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 practices adult oncology and medical oncology in San Antonio, TX and Amarillo, TX. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Conde takes. Dr. Conde graduated from 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. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Pruitt has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Surgical Oncology
1400 S Coulter Street
Amarillo, TX
 

Dr. Huseyin Aydin works as a surgical oncologist. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He graduated from 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.