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Dr. Alex Ali Ehsan, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
5012 S Us Hwy 75
Denison, TX
 

Dr. Alex Ehsan is an adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders) specialist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ehsan include salivary gland cancer, thrombocytosis (high platelet count), and thyroid cancer. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ehsan attended medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars.

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Dr. Amir Ali Faridi, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
5012 S. Highway 75; Suite 170
Denison, TX
 

Dr. Amir Faridi's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. 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. Before completing his residency at Geisinger Medical Center and Mount Vernon Hospital, Dr. Faridi attended medical school at Dow Medical College. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Oncology and Medical Center of McKinney.

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Dr. Tammy Elizabeth Roque, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2800 Hwy 75
Sherman, TX
 

Dr. Tammy Roque practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Sherman, TX. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Roque studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport.

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Dr. Imran Siddiqi, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1331 Memorial Drive
Denison, TX
 

Dr. Imran Siddiqi is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. 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 is a graduate of Sindh Medical College. Dr. Siddiqi is affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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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.