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We found 7 oncologists who accept Blue Advantage Silver HMO 004 near Frisco, TX.

Dr. Nithya Palanisamy, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
12505 Lebanon Road
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Nithya Palanisamy's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She is especially interested in cancer and blood disorders. Dr. Palanisamy accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Kasturba Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Palanisamy trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Palanisamy's professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cancer, Blood Disorders

Dr. Korie Leigh Flippo, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
8380 Warren Parkway; Suite 504
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Korie Flippo specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Flippo attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology.

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Dr. Gerardo Hernandez Trillo, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
4461 Coit Road; Suite 100
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Gerardo Trillo is a Frisco, TX physician who specializes in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). He is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center 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. Trillo honors. Dr. Trillo is a graduate of National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Mohammed Abdul Ahad Athar, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
8380 Warren Parkway; Suite 504
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Mohammed Athar works as an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in McKinney, TX, Frisco, TX, and Dallas, TX. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Athar graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
5741 Legacy Drive; Suite 200
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Ming He's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology; she sees patients in Irving, TX, Arlington, TX, and Plano, TX. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. In addition to English, Dr. He speaks Chinese. She is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Dr. Beth Vanderhoff Anglin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
5757 Warren Parkway; Suite 200
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Beth Anglin is a physician who specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Anglin attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She has a special interest in breast surgery and breast cancer. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Anglin takes. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery, Breast Cancer

Dr. Mauricio Giraldo, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Other
3110 W. Main Street; Suite 150
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Mauricio Giraldo is a specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He works in Frisco, TX. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Giraldo is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans. He studied medicine at Pontifical Xavierian University 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.