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

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

Dr. Susan Escudier is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Houston, TX. Dr. Escudier's areas of expertise include leukemia, lung cancer, and anemia. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Texas Oncology. She is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Escudier takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. 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, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Lymphoma, Hemochromatosis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Stephen Richey works as a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Fort Worth, TX, Cleburne, TX, and Houston, TX. Dr. Richey is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Oncology. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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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 a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. Dr. Foote 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. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is 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 is an adult oncologist and medical oncologist. 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 attended medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. Dr. Sabichi (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michelina Cairo specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cairo include bladder cancer, lung cancer, and colon cancer. Her professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Texas Oncology. Dr. Cairo is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Cairo has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Brain Cancer, Colon Cancer, Musculoskeletal Problems, Leukemia, Lung ... (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 is an adult oncology and medical oncology specialist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include metastatic breast cancer and clinical trials. Dr. Ellis studied medicine at the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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

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

Dr. Saraswati Reddy works as a surgical oncologist, adult hematologist, and oncologist. She is affiliated with St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Reddy accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of 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 works as a medical oncologist in Houston, TX. Dr. Farha is affiliated with Memorial Hermann. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He is a graduate of American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine.

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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. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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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. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Yen has a special interest in prostate cancer. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. Dr. Yen is professionally affiliated with Baylor Clinic.

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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 is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in adult oncology and medical oncology. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Jiralerspong attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine.

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

Dr. Kavita Patel practices adult oncology and medical oncology in Houston, TX. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel is a graduate of 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 practices adult oncology and medical oncology. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mitsiades takes.

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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.