We found 6 medical oncologists who accept Cigna Bronze near Duncanville, TX.

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Dr. Maria Isabel Juarez-Perez, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
310 E Highway 67
Duncanville, TX
 

Dr. Maria Juarez's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Juarez graduated from the University of Navarra School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at VA Medical Center. She has indicated that her clinical interests include cancer, breast issues, and cancer genetics. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Juarez is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Clinical interests: Breast Issues, Solid Tumor, Blood Disorders, Cancer, Cancer Genetics

Dr. Mammo Amare, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3555 W. Wheatland Road
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Mammo Amare practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Dallas, TX and Waxahachie, TX. He graduated from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Amare is affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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Dr. Srinivasu Rao Moparty, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
3555 W.wheatland Road
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Srinivasu Moparty practices adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders) in Dallas, TX and Waxahachie, TX. He studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. 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. Moparty is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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Dr. Lakshmi Priya Kannan, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3555 W Wheatland Road
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Lakshmi Kannan specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Dallas, TX. Dr. Kannan is affiliated with Texas Oncology. She 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. She studied medicine at Kilpauk Medical College.

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Dr. Maryada Srinivas Reddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
310 E Highway 67
Duncanville, TX
 

Dr. Maryada Reddy's areas of specialization are adult oncology and medical oncology. Dr. Reddy graduated from Kurnool Medical College. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Dr. Binu S Nair, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
310 East Highway 67
Duncanville, TX
 

Dr. Binu Nair's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Nair attended medical school at Technical University of Santiago (UTESA). Clinical interests for Dr. Nair include bladder cancer, rectal cancer, and lung cancer. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nair (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Malayalam. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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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.
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