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We found 9 providers matching chemotherapy and who accept United Healthcare Compass Balanced near Garland, TX.

Dr. Bruce Anthony Fine, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
2300 Marie Curie Boulevard
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Bruce Fine specializes in gynecologic oncology. Dr. Fine's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in pregnancy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and Texas Oncology. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Fine is accepting new patients. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Fine completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Fine speaks Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Pregnancy

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $700
  • Medicare Cost: $145
Dr. Jairo Rafael Olivares, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
530 Clara Barton; Suite 250
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Jairo Olivares' areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: bone marrow exam (aspiration and biopsy), pituitary tumor surgery, and vulvar cancer. Dr. Olivares takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Olivares attended the University of Cartagena Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Olivares's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Resources, and Texas Oncology.

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Relevant Interests: , intravesical chemotherapy, chemotherapy, intravenous (IV) chemotherapy

All Interests: Vulvar Cancer, Rectal Problems, Abdominal Cancer, Eyelid Problems, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 32
  • Uninsured Cost: $697
  • Medicare Cost: $145
Dr. Ahmer Younas, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
530 Clara Barton Boulevard, Suite 250; Baylor Medical Plaza Iv
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Ahmer Younas sees patients in Rowlett, TX and Garland, TX. His medical specialties are adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Younas's office for an appointment. He attended Ross University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Albany Medical Center for residency.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 25
  • Uninsured Cost: $703
  • Medicare Cost: $145
Dr. Manish Gupta, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
530 Clara Barton Boulevard, Suite 250; Baylor Medical Plaza Iv
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Manish Gupta is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Gupta include bone marrow exam (aspiration and biopsy), vulvar cancer, and intravesical chemotherapy. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Gupta completed his residency training at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Gupta (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology.

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Relevant Interests: , intravesical chemotherapy, chemotherapy, intravenous (IV) chemotherapy

All Interests: Vulvar Cancer, Rectal Problems, Abdominal Cancer, Eyelid Problems, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 55
  • Uninsured Cost: $697
  • Medicare Cost: $133
Dr. Gavin Mark Melmed, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
530 Clara Barton; Suite 250
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Gavin Melmed is a medical specialist in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). The average patient rating for Dr. Melmed is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Melmed include bladder cancer, cancer screening, and thyroid cancer. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and more. Dr. Melmed graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Texas Oncology.

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Relevant Interests: , chemotherapy, intravenous (IV) chemotherapy

All Interests: Bone Marrow Exam, Bone Marrow Aspiration, Pituitary Tumor Surgery, Rectal Problems, Hepatoblastoma, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 35
  • Uninsured Cost: $698
  • Medicare Cost: $145
Dr. Charles Stanley Iii White III, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
530 Clara Barton Boulevard, Suite 250; Baylor Medical Plaza Iv
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Charles White is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. Dr. White is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and residency at George Washington University Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Oncology, and Medical City Hospital (Dallas).

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $702
  • Medicare Cost: $145
Dr. Sashidhar Narapa Reddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
530 Clara Barton; Suite 250
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Sashidhar Reddy is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Reddy's areas of expertise include the following: platelet disorders, bladder cancer, and bone marrow exam (aspiration and biopsy). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reddy takes. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Texas Oncology. Dr. Reddy has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , intravesical chemotherapy, chemotherapy, intravenous (IV) chemotherapy

All Interests: Vulvar Cancer, Rectal Problems, Abdominal Cancer, Eyelid Problems, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 33
  • Uninsured Cost: $696
  • Medicare Cost: $143
Dr. Sreenivas Ramdas Chittoor, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4700 N Galloway Avenue
Mesquite, TX
 

Dr. Sreenivas Chittoor's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Chittoor is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Guntur Medical College and performed his residency at D.C. General Hospital. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Texas Oncology.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 44
  • Uninsured Cost: $697
  • Medicare Cost: $145
Dr. Zhiyong Li, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2300 Marie Curie Boulevard
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Zhiyong Li is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Garland, TX. Dr. Li speaks Mandarin. He has a special interest in cancer. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He studied medicine at Hebei Medical University and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Clinical Interests: Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 45
  • Uninsured Cost: $435
  • Medicare Cost: $145

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What is Chemotherapy?

Chemotherapy is the use of powerful medicines to treat cancer and autoimmune diseases, like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. There are over 100 anti-cancer drugs available today. These medications may be used alone, in combination with each other, or with alternative forms of treatment, like radiation therapy and surgery. The choice of drug and method of administration are determined by the type of disease and the patient's overall health. Some common ways chemotherapy may be given are:

  • Intravenously, where the medication is given through a needle inserted into your vein. This is the most frequently used method of chemotherapy administration.
  • By mouth, in tablet, capsule, or liquid form. Not all anti-cancer drugs can be taken this way because they can be destroyed by stomach acids, or the body cannot absorb them through the lining of the stomach and intestines.
  • By injection, which uses a needle and syringe to administer chemotherapy either subcutaneously or intramuscularly. Subcutaneous injections go just under the skin, while intramuscular injections go through the skin and into the muscle. Methotrexate, a medication widely used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and many types of cancer, can be given intramuscularly and subcutaneously.
  • Intra-arterially, where the drugs are given directly into the artery that supplies blood to the tumor. Intra-arterial chemotherapy is most often used for liver cancer.
  • Intrathecally, where the medication is delivered into the spinal fluid. This type of chemotherapy is used to treat cancers that have spread to the brain or spinal cord.
  • Intrapleurally, where anti-cancer drugs are administered into the space between the lung’s outer surface and the inner lining of the chest cavity. Patients with lung cancer may receive this type of chemotherapy.
  • Intravesically, where the medicine is given through a tube that is inserted into the bladder. Intravesical chemotherapy only affects the cells lining the inside of the bladder, so it is often used to treat early-stage bladder cancer.
In the process of killing abnormal cells, chemotherapy drugs can also harm healthy cells. This is why many patients who receive anti-cancer drug treatments experience side effects like fatigue, nausea, hair loss, pain while swallowing, mouth sores, shortness of breath, weight changes, and fertility issues. Keeping track of side effects you experience, along with details like how often they occur or how severe they are, can help your doctor better customize your chemotherapy regimen.

Chemotherapy is a powerful treatment for cancer and some autoimmune disorders, but it may not be able to eliminate the diseases at their advanced stages. Even if this is the case, your doctor may still include it in your treatment plan to help ease symptoms of your condition or prevent the disease from progressing.