We found 22 medical oncologists who accept Humana Bronze HMO near Houston, TX.

Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Sanford, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery), adult hematology, and adult oncology. Dr. Sanford's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, anemia, and colon cancer. He 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. After attending the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Scott and White Healthcare. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Sanford is affiliated with Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Brain Cancer, Colon Cancer, Leukemia, Cancer, Lymphoma, Head and Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Putao Cen, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 2900
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Putao Cen's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. After attending Sun Yat-Sen University, Zhongshan School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at George Washington University Medical Center, Graduate Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cen speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Cantonese. Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC) and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians.

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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 is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Her areas of expertise include leukemia, anemia, and colon cancer. Her professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Texas Oncology. Dr. Escudier graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Escudier takes. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Escudier's practice 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. Julie Haewon Rowe, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 2900
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Julie Rowe sees patients in Houston, TX and Humble, TX. Her medical specialties are adult hospital medicine, adult hematology, and adult oncology. Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), the University of Texas (UT) Physicians, and Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital. She attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois for residency. Dr. Rowe takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Monisha Singh, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
6445 Main Street; Outpatient Center Floor 24
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Monisha Singh works as a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Singh include bladder cancer, colon cancer, and testicular cancer. Dr. Singh is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Singh is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Colon Cancer, Cancer, Testicular Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, Bladder ... (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, who practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Oncology. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Foote trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. 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. Foote has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Dr. Anneliese O Gonzalez, MD
Specializes in Other, Medical Oncology, Hematology
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 2900
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Anneliese Gonzalez is a medical specialist in medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders). She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Gonzalez is a graduate of Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Allegheny General Hospital's residency program. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), the University of Texas (UT) Physicians, and Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Breast Issues, Gynecologic Cancer

Dr. Harinder S Juneja, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1200 Binz; Suite 850
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Harinder Juneja is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He studied medicine at All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Dr. Juneja is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC) and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians.

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Dr. Syed H Jafri, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
6400 Fannin; Suite Suite 2900
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Syed Jafri specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), the University of Texas (UT) Physicians, and Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital. Dr. Jafri is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Aga Khan University Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders, Cancer

Dr. Robert J Amato, MD, DO
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
6400 Fannin; Suite Suite 2900
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Robert Amato works as an adult oncologist and medical oncologist in Houston, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Amato average 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Amato include urologic (genitourinary) cancer. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Amato graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC) and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians.

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Clinical interests: Urologic Cancer, Urologic Disorders, Cancer

Dr. Sindhu Nair, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sindhu Nair is a general internist, hematologist, and adult oncologist in Katy, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and Houston, TX. These areas are among her clinical interests: anemia, colon cancer, and breast cancer. Dr. Nair has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Nair attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Nair is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Colon Cancer, Cancer, Lymphoma, Myeloma, Blood Disorders, Anemia, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Jenny Chee Ning Chang, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
6445 Main Street; Floor 24
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jenny Chang's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; she sees patients in Katy, TX and Houston, TX. Her areas of expertise include breast biopsy, skin biopsy, and breast cancer. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Chang attended medical school at the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Chang has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Chang is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast Biopsy, Skin Biopsy, Thoracentesis, Biopsy, Breast Cancer

Dr. Eric H Bernicker, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1701 Sunset Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Eric Bernicker's areas of specialization are adult oncology and medical oncology; he sees patients in Houston, TX. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bernicker include colon cancer, breast cancer, and bone marrow aspiration. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bernicker studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Bernicker is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Brain Cancer, Colon Cancer, Liver Disease, Cancer, Lymphoma, Head and Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Edward Lehane, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
6445 Main Street; Floor 21
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Daniel Lehane specializes in adult oncology and medical oncology. Dr. Lehane's clinical interests include colon cancer, chemotherapy, and breast cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Lehane has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Oral Cancer, Colon Cancer, Lymphoma, Skin Lesions, Head and Neck Cancer, Brain Tumor, Chemotherapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joan Marie Carlson Bull, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 2900
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Joan-Marie Bull is an adult oncology and medical oncology specialist in Houston, TX. Dr. Bull's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC) and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians. She takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She obtained her medical school training at Stanford University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Dr. 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 professionally affiliated with Greater Heights Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Farha attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine.

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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.
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