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Dr. Jairo Rafael Olivares, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
530 Clara Barton; Suite 250
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Jairo Olivares practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Garland, TX and Roulett, TX. Before completing his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Dr. Olivares attended medical school at the University of Cartagena Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Olivares's areas of expertise include the following: bone marrow exam (aspiration and biopsy), pituitary tumor surgery, and vulvar cancer. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Olivares accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. His 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)

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 works as an adult oncologist, medical oncologist, and hematologist in Rowlett, TX and Garland, TX. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Younas is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Ross University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Albany Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 25
  • Charge (avg.): $703
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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 specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Dallas, TX and Garland, TX. He attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and subsequently trained at George Washington University Medical Center for residency. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. White has received the distinction of 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $702
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $145
Dr. Gavin Mark Melmed, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
530 Clara Barton; Suite 250
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Gavin Melmed's areas of specialization are adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders); he sees patients in Garland, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Melmed average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Melmed's areas of expertise include the following: 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 is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His professional affiliations include 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)

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 an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: bone marrow exam (aspiration and biopsy), vulvar cancer, and intravesical chemotherapy. Dr. Gupta accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He obtained his medical school training at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Gupta (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. He is professionally 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 55
  • Charge (avg.): $697
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $133
Dr. Sashidhar Narapa Reddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
530 Clara Barton; Suite 250
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Sashidhar Reddy is an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Garland, TX and Allen, TX. His areas of expertise include platelet disorders, bladder cancer, and bone marrow exam (aspiration and biopsy). Dr. Reddy's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Texas Oncology. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Reddy's practice is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 33
  • Charge (avg.): $696
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $143
Dr. Sreenivas Ramdas Chittoor, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4700 N Galloway Avenue
Mesquite, TX
 

Dr. Sreenivas Chittoor's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is a graduate of Guntur Medical College. Dr. Chittoor completed his residency training at D.C. General Hospital. 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. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Texas Oncology.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 44
  • Charge (avg.): $697
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $145
Dr. Zhiyong Li, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2300 Marie Curie Boulevard
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Zhiyong Li is a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Garland, TX. Dr. Li speaks Mandarin. In his practice, Dr. Li focuses on cancer. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Li attended medical school at Hebei Medical University and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical Interests: Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 45
  • Charge (avg.): $435
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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.

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