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We found 13 medical oncologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold HMO near Houston, TX.

Dr. Stephen Lane Richey, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1515 Holcombe Boulevard; Unit 10
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Richey is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Richey 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. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Oncology. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Susan Marie Escudier, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Susan Escudier sees patients in Houston, TX. Her medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. These areas are among Dr. Escudier's clinical interests: leukemia, anemia, and colon cancer. Her professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Texas Oncology. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Escudier attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Escudier honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Colon Cancer, Leukemia, Cancer, Lymphoma, Hemochromatosis, Blood Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lawrence Edward Foote, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
7515 Main Street; Suite 740
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Lawrence Foote works as an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Foote attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Texas Oncology.

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Dr. Anita Lyn Sabichi, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
One Baylor Plaza; Ms: Bcm 187
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Anita Sabichi specializes in adult oncology and medical oncology. Dr. Sabichi is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is a graduate of the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. Dr. Sabichi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Dr. Sabichi is affiliated with Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility.

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Dr. Matthew James Ellis, BS, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
6620 Main Street; Suite 1350
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Ellis is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in adult oncology and medical oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Ellis include metastatic breast cancer and clinical trials. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ellis studied medicine at the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Clinical Trials, Metastatic Breast Cancer, Breast Cancer

Dr. Michelina Marie Cairo, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
7515 Main Street; Suite 740
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michelina Cairo's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Cairo's education and training includes medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: bladder cancer, colon cancer, and bone marrow aspiration. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Cairo has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Texas Oncology. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Brain Cancer, Colon Cancer, Musculoskeletal Problems, Leukemia, Cancer, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1315 St Josephs Parkway; #1801
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Saraswati Reddy is a physician who specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery), adult hematology, and adult oncology. She is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). She 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. Dr. Reddy attended medical school at Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore University, and Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute.

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Dr. Abdul-Masih Abdul-Masih F Farha, MD
Specializes in Other, Medical Oncology
1631 North Loop W; Suite 160
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Abdul-Masih Farha specializes in medical oncology. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Farha honors. He studied medicine at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Farha is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1515 Holcombe Boulevard; 450
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jonathan Trent is a specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. Dr. Trent is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Dr. Aihua Edward Yen, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
6620 Main Street; Suite 1350
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Aihua Yen specializes in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). His areas of expertise include prostate cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Clinic. Dr. Yen honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Yen attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He speaks Mandarin.

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Clinical interests: Urologic Cancer, Prostate Cancer

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
6620 Main Street; Suite 1350
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sao Jiralerspong works as an oncologist and medical oncologist. Dr. Jiralerspong studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jiralerspong accepts.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kavita Patel works as an oncologist and medical oncologist. She 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. Dr. Patel studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1 Baylor Plaza; Ms: Bcm187, Suite R407
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Nicholas Mitsiades' specialties are adult oncology and medical oncology. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.