We found 10 medical oncologists who accept Silver Compass Balanced 2000 near Grapevine, TX.

Dr. Thomas Carl Anderson, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1631 Lancaster Drive; Suite 150
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Anderson's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Bedford, TX and Grapevine, TX. His areas of clinical interest consist of cancer and blood disorders. Dr. Anderson's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford, and Texas Oncology. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University, Dr. Anderson attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school.

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Clinical interests: Cancer, Blood Disorders

Dr. Heidi Ann Jordan, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1631 Lancaster Drive; Suite 150
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Heidi Jordan's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; she sees patients in Grapevine, TX and Southlake, TX. In her practice, she is particularly interested in breast cancer. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Jordan graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford, and Texas Oncology. Dr. Jordan's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cancer, Breast Cancer

Dr. Randall Thomas Davis, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1631 Lancaster; Suite 150
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Randall Davis, who practices in Bedford, TX and Grapevine, TX, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. After attending the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa. Patient ratings for Dr. Davis average 4.0 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. Davis honors. Dr. Davis has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford, and Texas Oncology. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Mrugesh Prahlad Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1650 W College Street
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Mrugesh Patel's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Bedford, TX, Grapevine, TX, and Keller, TX. Dr. Patel attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Patel is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford, and Texas Oncology. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Vikas Aurora, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1631 Lancaster Drive; Suite 150
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Vikas Aurora's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Grapevine, TX and Bedford, TX. Dr. Aurora's clinical interests include bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and rectal cancer. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Aurora is professionally affiliated with North Hills Hospital, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Abdominal Cancer, Hepatobiliary Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Thoracic Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Bone ... (Read more)

Dr. Yvonne Marie Diener, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1631 Lancaster Drive; Suite 150
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Yvonne Coyle is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She works in Grapevine, TX and Dallas, TX. These areas are among her clinical interests: solid tumor and gastrointestinal tumor. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Washington School of Medicine, Dr. Coyle completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Coyle's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Tumor, Solid Tumor

Dr. Lea Kathleen Krekow, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1631 Lancaster; Suite 150
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Lea Krekow sees patients in Bedford, TX and Grapevine, TX. Her medical specialties are adult oncology and medical oncology. Dr. Krekow's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford, and Texas Oncology. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. Dr. Krekow graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

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Dr. Ana Maria Rojas, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, Hematology
1631 Lancaster Drive; Suite 150
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Ana Rojas sees patients in Bedford, TX, Keller, TX, and Grapevine, TX. Her medical specialties are medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders). She studied medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Rojas is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Rojas speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford and Texas Oncology. She has an open panel.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1650 W College Street
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Lee Drinkard practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Southlake, TX, Irving, TX, and Grapevine, TX. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at George Washington University Medical Center and the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Drinkard attended medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Drinkard speaks Spanish. Dr. Drinkard is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He has an open panel.

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Dr. James David Mackey, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
1650 W College Street
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. James Mackey specializes in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), adult oncology, and medical oncology. The average patient rating for Dr. Mackey is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Mackey's clinical interests: bladder cancer, sinus cancer, and colon cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mackey is accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and performed his residency at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Exam, Bone Marrow Aspiration, Rectal Problems, Abdominal Cancer, Eyelid Problems, Bone ... (Read more)

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What is Medical Oncology?

Medical oncologists are physicians who treat cancer through the use of medication, usually chemotherapy. Often a medical oncologist is the doctor in charge of a cancer patient’s health care, and this doctor may organize and coordinate all the care the patient receives, even that from other specialists.

Oncologist is a fancy word for a physician who treats cancer. There are three main types of oncologists: surgical oncologists perform surgery, radiation oncologists provide radiation therapy, and medical oncologists treat cancer with chemotherapy and other medication. There are also other distinctions between oncologists. For example, some oncologists specialize only in one or two tumor types (such as breast cancer or lung cancer), and pediatric oncologists only treat children and teens. However, all medical oncologists will be knowledgeable about the use of medicine to treat cancer.

While traditional chemotherapy is the most common medication used to treat cancer, other medications that a medical oncologist might use include hormonal therapies (such as Tamoxifen) or a newer kind of treatment called targeted therapy. Targeted therapy medications act only on cancer cells, while chemotherapy acts on all dividing cells in the body.

The care provided by medical oncologists usually begins when cancer is first suspected. They diagnose and stage cancer, or describe how serious it is. Medical oncologists are often the ones to explain to patients where their cancer is located, how severe their case is, and what treatment is recommended. They manage treatment and follow-up care after the cancer is removed, or they provide palliative care for patients whose cancer cannot be successfully treated.

Medical oncologists typically work with a group of health care providers that form a cancer team to provide care for each patient. The cancer team can include other physicians (such as oncologists and pathologists), oncological nurses, or social workers. Each specialist brings a very specific set of skills to the team, so working together as one unit, they offer a greater breadth of knowledge and skills for each patient.