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We found 24 oncologists who accept Silver Choice HSA 3000 - 4 with IVF near Frisco, TX.

Dr. Tiffany Renea Simms-Waldrip, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
7609 Preston Road
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Tiffany Simms-Waldrip's specialties are pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. She practices in Plano, TX and Dallas, TX. After completing medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Clinical interests for Dr. Simms-Waldrip include immunodeficiency, leukemia, and sickle cell disease. Dr. Simms-Waldrip takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Simms-Waldrip has received professional recognition including the following: ASBMT Clinical Research Training Scholar; Magna Cum Laude, Texas Christian University; and NIH T32 Developmental Hematology Training Grant. She is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders, Immunodeficiency, Leukemia, Stem Cell Transplant, Cancer, Lymphoma, Sickle Cell ... (Read more)

Dr. Patrick Joseph Leavey, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
7609 Preston Road
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Patrick Leavey is a medical specialist in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Leavey include leukemia, urologic (genitourinary) cancer, and lymphoma. Dr. Leavey is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and a graduate of The Children's Hospital, Denver's residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: Faculty Teaching Award UT Southwestern and Children's Medical Center; Elected to the Society for Pediatric Research; and Best Pediatric Specialists in Dallas.

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Musculoskeletal Problems, Blood Disorders, Leukemia, Cancer, Urologic Cancer, Lymphoma, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Nithya Palanisamy is an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. In her practice, she is particularly interested in cancer and blood disorders. Dr. Palanisamy honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Kasturba Medical College and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen. Dr. Palanisamy's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cancer, Blood Disorders

Dr. Janna Marie Journeycake, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
7609 Preston Road
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Janna Journeycake is a medical specialist in adult hematology, pediatric hematology, and pediatric oncology. These areas are among her clinical interests: bleeding, cancer, and sickle cell disease. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Journeycake attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Journeycake completed a residency program at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Journeycake is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received distinctions including Best Pediatric Specialists in Dallas D Magazine; National Institutes of Health Career Development Award (K23) National Institutes of Health; and Participant in the Clinical Research Training American Society of Hematology.

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Clinical interests: Bleeding, Hemangiomas, Sickle Cell Disease, Bone Problems, Aneurysm, Blood Disorders, Arteriovenous ... (Read more)

Dr. Martha Marie Stegner, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
7609 Preston Road
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Martha Stegner's areas of specialization are pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology; she sees patients in Plano, TX and Dallas, TX. Her areas of expertise include the following: leukemia, urologic (genitourinary) cancer, and lymphoma. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stegner accepts. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Stegner attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She has received the following distinction: Southwestern Medical Foundation Scholarship for Academic Achievement UT Southwestern Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Musculoskeletal Problems, Blood Disorders, Leukemia, Cancer, Urologic Cancer, Lymphoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ayesha Noor Zia, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
7609 Preston Road
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Ayesha Zia's areas of specialization are pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. Before performing her residency at Children's Hospital of Michigan, Dr. Zia attended King Edward Medical University for medical school. These areas are among her clinical interests: bleeding, cancer, and sickle cell disease. Dr. Zia accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Zia has received include CCRAC Research Award in Junior Investigator Category; George R. Buchanan Teaching award for excellence in Fellow Education; and American Society of Hematology Clinical Research Training Institute Award. Her professional affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Bleeding, Sickle Cell Disease, Bone Problems, Blood Disorders, Cancer, Blood Clots, Bleeding ... (Read more)

Dr. George R Buchanan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
7609 Preston Road
Plano, TX
 

Dr. George Buchanan is a pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology specialist. He has a special interest in bleeding, cancer, and sickle cell disease. Dr. Buchanan honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. After attending the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Buchanan has received the following distinctions: Texas Super Doctors; American Society of Hematology Mentor Award for Clinical Research; and American Society of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Distinguished Career Award. He is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders, Bleeding, Cancer, Blood Clots, Sickle Cell Disease, Bone Problems

Dr. Andrew Young Koh, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease, Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
7609 Preston Road
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Andrew Koh works as a pediatric infectious disease specialist, pediatric hematologist, and pediatric oncologist in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Koh include immunodeficiency, leukemia, and sickle cell disease. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Koh attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at Children's Hospital Boston for residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Eleanor and Miles Shore Scholar; Glaser Pediatric Research Network Fellowship Award; and Rhodes Scholarship. He is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders, Immunodeficiency, Leukemia, Stem Cell Transplant, Cancer, Lymphoma, Sickle Cell ... (Read more)

Dr. Kamel Muhieddine Itani, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, Ocular Oncology
7609 Preston Road
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Kamel Itani, who practices in Dallas, TX, Fort Worth, TX, and Plano, TX, is a medical specialist in ophthalmic plastic surgery and ocular oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Itani include blepharoplasty, lacrimal (tearing system) surgery, and entropion repair. His professional affiliations include VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS) and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Itani attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at American University of Beirut Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. His distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Monthly Magazine Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Entropion Repair, Ectropion Repair, Tumor, Botox Injection, Ptosis Repair, Eyelid Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Zora R Rogers, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
7609 Preston Road
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Zora Rogers specializes in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology and practices in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. Her areas of expertise include bleeding, cancer, and sickle cell disease. She is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Rogers attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) for residency. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Rogers include: Best Pediatric Specialists in Dallas D Magazine; Mom-Approved Doctor Child Magazine; and Physician Scientist Award.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders, Bleeding, Cancer, Blood Clots, Sickle Cell Disease, Iron Overload, Bone Problems

Dr. Tamra Lynn Slone, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
7609 Preston Road
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Tamra Slone's specialties are pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. She practices in Plano, TX and Dallas, TX. Her areas of expertise consist of urologic (genitourinary) cancer, acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), and lymphoma. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Slone accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Dr. Slone has received the following distinctions: Abstract Reviewer 49th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology; Clinical Research Training Institute, 2006-2007 American Society of Hematology; and Housestaff Council, 2001-2004 Peer-elected.

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Musculoskeletal Problems, Blood Disorders, Leukemia, Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Cancer, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Korie Flippo's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Flippo is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology.

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Dr. Victor Michael Aquino, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
7609 Preston Road
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Victor Aquino is a specialist in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University, Dr. Aquino attended SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school. His areas of expertise include immunodeficiency, leukemia, and sickle cell disease. Dr. Aquino honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders, Immunodeficiency, Leukemia, Stem Cell Transplant, Cancer, Lymphoma, Sickle Cell ... (Read more)

Dr. Jonathan Eric Wickiser, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
7609 Preston Road
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Jonathan Wickiser's areas of specialization are pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. Dr. Wickiser is especially interested in leukemia, urologic (genitourinary) cancer, and lymphoma. He is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Wickiser trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia for residency. He has received distinctions including Department of Pediatrics Outstanding Medical Student Texas Tech School of Medicine; Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society Texas Tech School of Medicine; and the University Scholar Southern Methodist University (0).

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Musculoskeletal Problems, Blood Disorders, Leukemia, Urologic Disorders, Hereditary Cancer, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Gerardo Trillo's medical specialty is adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). In addition to English, Dr. Trillo speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center and Texas Oncology. He graduated from National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Other
5601 Warren Parkway
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Samuel Lifshitz practices gynecologic oncology. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Lifshitz speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He is open to new patients.

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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.