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We found 6 medical oncologists who accept Blue Advantage Security HMO 100 near Arlington, TX.

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Dr. Scott Lawrence Fleischauer, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
902 W. Randol Mill Road; Suite 150
Arlington, TX
 

Dr. Scott Fleischauer specializes in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). Dr. Fleischauer's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital and Texas Oncology. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fleischauer takes. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He is a graduate of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. Dr. Fleischauer completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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Dr. Shrinivas Madhukar Diggikar, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
515 W Mayfield Road; Suite 101
Arlington, TX
 

Dr. Shrinivas Diggikar works as a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. His professional affiliations include Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, Texas Oncology, and Medical Center of Arlington. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Diggikar attended Gandhi Medical College Bhopal, Barkatullah University for medical school. Dr. Diggikar has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Diggikar is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Linda Anne Verkruyse, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
902 W. Randol Mill Road; Suite 150
Arlington, TX
 

Dr. Linda Verkruyse, who practices in Arlington, TX, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. 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. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Verkruyse's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, Texas Oncology, and Medical Center of Arlington. Dr. Verkruyse is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Charles Jay Deur, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
902 W. Randol Mill Road; Suite 150
Arlington, TX
 

Dr. Charles Deur practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Arlington, TX. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital and Texas Oncology. Dr. Deur honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Deur obtained his medical school training at Indiana University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

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Dr. Derrick Duong Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
515 W Mayfield Road; Suite 102
Arlington, TX
 

Dr. Derrick Nguyen's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Nguyen attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Medical Center of Arlington. Dr. Nguyen has an open panel.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
515 W Mayfield Road; #101
Arlington, TX
 

Dr. Lixin Liao sees patients in Arlington, TX. His medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and more. After attending the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and Fudan University, Shanghai Medical College for medical school, Dr. Liao completed his residency training at Mountainside Hospital. He is affiliated with Medical Center of Arlington.

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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.