We found 15 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, who practices in Fort Worth, TX, Cleburne, TX, and Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, 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. Richey accepts. Dr. Richey welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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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 specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Escudier include leukemia, anemia, and colon cancer. Dr. Escudier's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Texas Oncology. She studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Escudier trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Escudier is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Escudier is open to new patients.

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

Dr. David Bruce Sanford, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1315 St. Joseph Parkway; Suite 1103
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Sanford practices surgical oncology (cancer surgery), adult hematology, and adult oncology. Dr. Sanford's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, anemia, and colon cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Park Plaza Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Sanford is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and a graduate of Scott and White Healthcare's residency program. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Brain Cancer, Colon Cancer, Leukemia, Cancer, Lymphoma, Head and Neck ... (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 is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Foote's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: 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 practices adult oncology and medical oncology in Houston, TX. She is a graduate of the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. Dr. Sabichi 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. In addition to English, Dr. Sabichi (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Dr. Sabichi is affiliated with Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility.

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

Dr. Michelina Cairo works as a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. Her areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, colon cancer, and bone marrow aspiration. Dr. Cairo is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Texas Oncology. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Dr. Cairo attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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

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

Dr. Matthew Ellis practices adult oncology and medical oncology in Houston, TX. Dr. Ellis's clinical interests encompass metastatic breast cancer and clinical trials. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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. Abdul-Masih Abdul-Masih F Farha, MD
Specializes in Other, Medical Oncology
1631 North Loop W; Suite 160
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Abdul-Masih Farha's area of specialization is medical oncology. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann. He graduated from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Farha honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star.

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

Dr. Saraswati Reddy, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery), adult hematology, and adult oncology. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Reddy attended medical school at Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore University, and Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. She is affiliated with St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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

Dr. Jonathan Trent's specialties are adult oncology and medical oncology. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Trent honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 is an adult oncologist, medical oncologist, and hematologist in Houston, TX. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. He has indicated that his clinical interests include prostate cancer. Dr. Yen is affiliated with Baylor Clinic. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Yen 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.

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Clinical interests: Urologic Cancer, Prostate Cancer

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

Dr. Kavita Patel is a medical specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine.

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

Dr. Sao Jiralerspong specializes in adult oncology and medical oncology and practices in Houston, TX. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2130 W. Holcombe Boulevard; 10th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kathy Sam specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Sam is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Park Plaza Hospital. She 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. She is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. She has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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

Dr. Nicholas Mitsiades is an adult oncologist and medical oncologist. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to 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.