We found over 500 oncologists who accept United Healthcare Bronze near Bellaire, TX.

Dr. Robert Clinton Bast Jr., MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1400 Pressler Street; Unit 1439
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Robert Bast is a medical specialist in gynecologic oncology. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Bast obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: American Clinical and Climatological Association; America's Top Physicians; and Highly Cited Researcher, Institute for Scientific Information.

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Dr. Andrea Anita Hayes-Jordan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, Oncology, General Surgery
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 950
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Andrea Hayes-Jordan is a pediatric surgeon, general surgeon, and oncologist. She has a special interest in cancer surgery, minimally invasive surgery, and soft tissue sarcoma. Dr. Hayes-Jordan takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Dartmouth Medical School and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Hayes-Jordan include: Scholar, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Dean's Teaching Excellence Award, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Sheeba Koshy Thomas, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1515 Holcombe Boulevard; Box 429
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sheeba Thomas' areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology; she sees patients in Houston, TX. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. After completing medical school at Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Thomas performed her residency at Temple University Hospital. She has received professional recognition including the following: Young Investigator Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology; Jesse H. Jones Clinical Research Fellowship Award, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center; and Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, Boston University. She is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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Dr. Robert Zygmunt Orlowski, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1515 Holcombe Boulevard; Unit 429
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Robert Orlowski is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Orlowski is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Yale School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Orlowski include: Waun Ki Hong, M.D., Division of Cancer Medicine; Mentor of the Year Award, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program; and Division of Cancer Medicine Faculty Recognition and Awards Program. Dr. Orlowski is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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Dr. Robert Lee Satcher Jr., PhD, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1400 Holcombe Boulevard; Fc11.3058
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Robert Satcher specializes in oncology (cancer care) and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Satcher attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Satcher has received distinctions including 1st Annual Strong Mean & Women in Virginia History, Library of Virginia and Dominion; Business/Civic Leadership Forum Fellow, Center for Houston's Future; and Dunn Foundation Collaborative Research Award, John S. Dunn Foundation. Dr. Satcher is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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Dr. Steven Hsesheng Lin, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Radiation Oncology
1515 Holcombe Boulevard; Unit 097
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Steven Lin's medical specialty is general practice and radiation oncology. In addition to English, Dr. Lin speaks Mandarin. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Lin attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Lin is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare Bronze, and United Healthcare Silver. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Comparative Effectiveness Research on Cancer in Texas Fellow, CERCIT; ASTRO Junior Faculty Fellow, American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO); and RSNA Research Resident Grant.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1515 Holcombe Boulevard; Unit 455
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Apostolia Tsimberidou's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology; she sees patients in Houston, TX. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. She studied medicine at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Medical School. Dr. Tsimberidou accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Leader in Healthcare, Doctors of Excellence; Strathmore's Who's Who; and Leadership Development Program, American Society of Clinical Oncology.

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Dr. Robert Scott Svatek, BA, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology
1515 Holcombe
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Robert Svatek's area of specialization is urologic oncology. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Medicine San Antonio and the University Health System. 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. Svatek graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. Dr. Svatek has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Dr. Jorge Eduardo Cortes-Franco, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1400 Holcombe Boulevard; 4th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jorge Cortes is a hematologist and adult oncologist. Dr. Cortes is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida, Dr. Cortes attended medical school at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors; Mentor of the Year, Leukemia Fellowship Program; and Member National Academy of Medicine, Mexico. Dr. Cortes is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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Dr. Michael D. Michael M. Frumovitz, MPH, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1220 Holcombe; Suite 1362
Houston, TX
 

Dr. M. Frumovitz's specialty is gynecologic oncology. His clinical interests encompass gynecologic surgery. Dr. Frumovitz honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Frumovitz's distinctions include: Fellow, American College of Surgeons; AAOGF Travel Award, The American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Foundation; and Fellow, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Gynecologic Surgery

Dr. Luhua M Wang, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1515 Holcombe Boulevard; Box 429
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Luhua Wang is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist in Houston, TX. Dr. Wang honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Shandong University. His residency was performed at Norwalk Hospital. Dr. Wang has received professional recognition including the following: Waun Ki Hong Award for Excellence in Team Science, MD Anderson Cancer Center; "Top Doctor", Castle Cannolly Medical Ltd; and Best Doctor, U.S. News & World Report. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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Dr. Thomas Anthony Aloia, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Transplant Surgery
1400 Pressler Street; Unit #1484
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Aloia practices general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and transplant surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Aloia's distinctions include: Compagnons Hepato-Biliares, Honor Society, Paul Brousse Hospital Alumni; Executive of the Year, International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP); and Radiological Society of North America Education Award, Radiological Society of North America. Dr. Aloia is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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Dr. Carolyn Ley Thomas, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
1 Baylor Plaza; Suite 404d
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Carolyn Thomas is a general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist. Her clinical interests include breast surgery. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Thomas attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and Texas Oncology. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Thomas's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery

Dr. Lakshmi Venkateswaran Venkateswaran, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
6701 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Lakshmi Srivaths practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and pediatric hematology in Houston, TX. She is especially interested in bleeding, blood clots (thrombosis), and hemophilia. Dr. Srivaths takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She attended medical school at Kilpauk Medical College. Her residency was performed at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Bleeding, Hemophilia, Blood Clots

Dr. Sunil Mohan Patel, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Internal Medicine, Hematology
1515 Holcombe; Unit 410
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sunil Patel specializes in oncology (cancer care) and hematology (blood disorders) and practices in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. His clinical interests include anemia, colon cancer, and breast cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel honors. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Patel attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Colon Cancer, Lymphoma, Head and Neck Cancer, Anemia, Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Shannon Neville Neville, MPH, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1155 Herman Pressler; Unit 1362
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Shannon Westin's area of specialization is gynecologic oncology. She attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC) for residency. Dr. Westin is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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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.