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We found 23 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 areas of specialization are pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology; she sees patients in Plano, TX and Dallas, TX. Dr. Simms-Waldrip's areas of expertise include the following: immunodeficiency, leukemia, and sickle cell disease. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Simms-Waldrip attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Simms-Waldrip's distinctions include: 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. 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. Janna Marie Journeycake, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
7609 Preston Road
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Janna Journeycake's medical specialty is adult hematology, pediatric hematology, and pediatric oncology. Dr. Journeycake is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Her areas of expertise include bleeding, cancer, and sickle cell disease. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Her distinctions include: 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. Dr. Journeycake's professional affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Patrick Leavey works as a pediatric hematologist and pediatric oncologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Leavey include leukemia, urologic (genitourinary) cancer, and lymphoma. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Leavey accepts. He is a graduate of Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Dr. Leavey trained at The Children's Hospital, Denver for his residency. He has received distinctions including Faculty Teaching Award UT Southwestern and Children's Medical Center; Elected to the Society for Pediatric Research; and Best Pediatric Specialists in Dallas. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Martha Stegner specializes in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. Her clinical interests include leukemia, urologic (genitourinary) cancer, and lymphoma. Dr. Stegner 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 honors. She attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Stegner has received the distinction of 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. Her areas of expertise consist of bleeding, cancer, and sickle cell disease. Dr. Zia's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. She is a graduate of King Edward Medical University and a graduate of Children's Hospital of Michigan's residency program. She is in-network for 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: 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.

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

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

Dr. George Buchanan's medical specialty is pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. His clinical interests include bleeding, cancer, and sickle cell disease. Dr. Buchanan accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago for residency. His distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors; American Society of Hematology Mentor Award for Clinical Research; and American Society of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Distinguished Career Award. He is professionally 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's specialties are pediatric infectious disease, pediatric hematology, and pediatric oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Koh include immunodeficiency, leukemia, and sickle cell disease. Dr. Koh is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. He trained at Children's Hospital Boston for residency. Dr. Koh has received the following distinctions: Eleanor and Miles Shore Scholar; Glaser Pediatric Research Network Fellowship Award; and Rhodes Scholarship.

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

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

Dr. Zora Rogers practices pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. She attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Rogers's areas of expertise consist of bleeding, cancer, and sickle cell disease. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rogers honors. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Rogers include: Best Pediatric Specialists in Dallas D Magazine; Mom-Approved Doctor Child Magazine; and Physician Scientist Award. Dr. Rogers 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, Iron Overload, Bone Problems

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

Dr. Tamra Slone is a pediatric hematologist and pediatric oncologist. She is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Dr. Slone's areas of expertise include the following: urologic (genitourinary) cancer, acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), and lymphoma. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She 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. She is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Victor Aquino works as a pediatric hematologist and pediatric oncologist in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. Dr. Aquino's areas of expertise include the following: immunodeficiency, leukemia, and sickle cell disease. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. 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; he sees patients in Plano, TX and Dallas, TX. In his practice, he is particularly interested in leukemia, urologic (genitourinary) cancer, and lymphoma. Dr. Wickiser is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wickiser's education and training includes medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. 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. 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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Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Other
5601 Warren Parkway
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Samuel Lifshitz works as a gynecologic oncologist. Dr. Lifshitz is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
7609 Preston Road
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Laura Klesse specializes in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology and practices in Plano, TX and Dallas, TX. Her areas of expertise include the following: leukemia, urologic (genitourinary) cancer, and lymphoma. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Klesse obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed her residency at Children's Medical Center Dallas. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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

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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.