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

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

Dr. David Sanford specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery), adult hematology, and adult oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sanford include bladder cancer, anemia, and colon cancer. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Sanford is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Park Plaza Hospital. He 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. Susan Marie Escudier, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Susan Escudier is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Escudier's areas of expertise include the following: leukemia, anemia, and colon cancer. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Texas Oncology. Dr. Escudier is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Putao Cen is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cen's education and training includes medical school at Sun Yat-Sen University, Zhongshan School of Medicine and residency at George Washington University Medical Center, Graduate Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. She speaks the following foreign languages: 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's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Foote attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Foote has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Texas Oncology.

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

Dr. Anneliese Gonzalez works as an adult hematologist and medical oncologist in Corpus Christi, TX, Houston, TX, and Humble, TX. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital. Dr. Gonzalez attended medical school at Luis Razetti School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Allegheny General Hospital. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Breast Issues, Gynecologic Cancer

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 a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She works in Houston, TX, Katy, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. These areas are among Dr. Singh's clinical interests: bladder cancer, colon cancer, and testicular cancer. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Her average patient rating is 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. Singh honors. She has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Harinder Juneja is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Houston, TX. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann. Dr. Juneja studied medicine at All India Institute of Medical Sciences. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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

Dr. Sindhu Nair's areas of specialization are general internal medicine, adult hematology, and adult oncology; she sees patients in Katy, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and Houston, TX. Dr. Nair is rated highly by her patients. Her clinical interests include anemia, colon cancer, and breast cancer. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. She attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for her residency. Dr. Nair is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Eric Bernicker, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Bernicker's areas of expertise include the following: colon cancer, breast cancer, and bone marrow aspiration. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bernicker takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bernicker's 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. Daniel Edward Lehane, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
6445 Main Street; Floor 21
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Daniel Lehane's medical specialty is adult oncology and medical oncology. He is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. These areas are among his clinical interests: colon cancer, chemotherapy, and breast cancer. Dr. Lehane's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Lehane is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes 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. 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 is an adult hospital medicine, adult hematology, and adult oncology specialist in Houston, TX and Humble, TX. Dr. Rowe takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois, Dr. Rowe attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital.

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

Dr. Bryan Kee is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Kee is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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Dr. Angel A Rodriguez, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
6445 Main Street; Opc21
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Angel Rodriguez's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Houston, TX, Baytown, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Rodriguez attended Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. His areas of clinical interest consist of breast biopsy, chemotherapy, and breast cancer. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rodriguez is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast Biopsy, Cancer, Blood Disorders, Chemotherapy, Breast Cancer

Dr. Kirk E Heyne, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1701 Sunset Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kirk Heyne's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Heyne include pancreas problems, colon cancer, and breast cancer. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Heyne is affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Oral Cancer, Colon Cancer, Pancreas Problems, Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, ... (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 medical specialty is adult oncology and medical oncology. Dr. Bull is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine and a graduate of Stanford Hospital & Clinics' residency program. 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. She has received the following distinction: 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 specialty is medical oncology. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He is a graduate of American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Farha is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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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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