We found 24 medical oncologists who accept Humana Catastrophic 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 works as a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Escudier include leukemia, anemia, and colon cancer. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Escudier has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Texas Oncology. She welcomes new patients.

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

Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1315 St. Joseph Parkway; Suite 1103
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Sanford works as a surgical oncologist, hematologist, and adult oncologist. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, anemia, and colon cancer. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Sanford takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is accepting new patients. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Scott and White Healthcare. Dr. Sanford speaks Spanish.

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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 specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Sun Yat-Sen University, Zhongshan School of Medicine, Dr. Cen performed her residency at George Washington University Medical Center, Graduate Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. She is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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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 is an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Foote takes. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Foote has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Foote's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Texas Oncology.

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

Dr. Anneliese Gonzalez's areas of specialization are adult hematology and medical oncology. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital. Dr. Gonzalez honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Luis Razetti School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Allegheny General Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Breast Issues, Gynecologic Cancer

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

Dr. Harinder Juneja specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Houston, TX. Dr. Juneja is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He graduated from All India Institute of Medical Sciences.

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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 is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Houston, TX, Katy, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. She is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include bladder cancer, colon cancer, and testicular cancer. The average patient rating for Dr. Singh is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Singh takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Colon Cancer, Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Tumor, Blood ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Robert Amato is an adult oncologist and medical oncologist. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Amato focuses on urologic (genitourinary) cancer. Dr. Amato is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Amato is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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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
One Baylor Plaza; Bcm 620
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sindhu Nair is an internist, adult hematologist, and oncologist in Katy, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and Houston, TX. Dr. Nair's areas of expertise include anemia, colon cancer, and breast cancer. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Nair accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. She welcomes new patients.

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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 Opc; Floor 24
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jenny Chang is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among her clinical interests: breast biopsy, skin biopsy, and breast cancer. Dr. Chang accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Chang graduated from the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Chang has an open panel.

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

Dr. Eric Howard Bernicker, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
6445 Main St. Opc, Floor 24; Room 326
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Eric Bernicker's medical specialty is adult oncology and medical oncology. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Bernicker's areas of expertise include colon cancer, breast cancer, and bone marrow aspiration. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bernicker accepts. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Brain Cancer, Colon Cancer, Liver Disease, Cancer, Lymphoma, Head and Neck ... (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's specialties are adult hospital medicine, adult hematology, and adult oncology. She practices in Houston, TX and Humble, TX. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rowe honors. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital.

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

Dr. Daniel Lehane's areas of specialization are adult oncology and medical oncology; he sees patients in Houston, TX. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lehane's areas of expertise include the following: colon cancer, chemotherapy, and breast cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lehane is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.

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

Dr. Joan-Marie Bull's specialties are adult oncology and medical oncology. She practices in Houston, TX. She attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Bull's training includes a residency program at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Bryan Kee is a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Kee attended medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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's area of specialization is medical oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann. Dr. Farha is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He studied medicine 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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