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We found 21 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's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She practices in Houston, TX. She attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Escudier include leukemia, lung cancer, and anemia. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Escudier honors. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Escudier is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Texas Oncology. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Colon Cancer, Leukemia, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Lymphoma, Hemochromatosis, ... (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 hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cen accepts. 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. Dr. Cen speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Cantonese.

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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 a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical 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 attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Foote has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Foote's professional 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 is an adult hematology and medical oncology specialist in Corpus Christi, TX, Houston, TX, and Humble, TX. Dr. Gonzalez is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Luis Razetti School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Gonzalez completed a residency program at Allegheny General Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Northeast 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. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Dr. Juneja is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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

Dr. Robert Amato specializes in adult oncology and medical oncology and practices in Houston, TX. Dr. Amato is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Amato include urologic (genitourinary) cancer. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. 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's medical specialty is general internal medicine, adult hematology, and adult oncology. Dr. Nair obtained her medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Her clinical interests include lung cancer, anemia, and colon cancer. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Nair is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Lymphoma, Myeloma, 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 specializes in adult hospital medicine, adult hematology, and adult oncology and practices in Houston, TX and Humble, TX. Dr. Rowe is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital. 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 honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, colon cancer, and breast cancer. Dr. Bernicker is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Bernicker is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Bernicker welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Saraswati Reddy is a medical specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery), adult hematology, and adult oncology. Dr. Reddy is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She studied medicine at Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore University, and Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute.

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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 an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Houston, TX. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chang include breast biopsy, skin biopsy, and breast cancer. Dr. Chang accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine. Dr. Chang is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Daniel Lehane is an adult oncologist and medical oncologist in Houston, TX. He is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lehane include lung cancer, colon cancer, and chemotherapy. Patient reviews placed Dr. Lehane at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lehane honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Oral Cancer, Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Skin Lesions, Head and Neck Cancer, 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 is an adult oncology and medical oncology specialist in Houston, TX. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Bull completed a residency program at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Bull has received the distinction of 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, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Houston, TX. Dr. Kee studied medicine at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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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 specialty is medical oncology. Dr. Farha accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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Dr. Angel Augusto Rodriguez, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
6445 Main Street Opc; Floor 24
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Angel Rodriguez's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Rodriguez attended medical school at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: breast biopsy, chemotherapy, and breast cancer. Patient ratings for Dr. Rodriguez average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rodriguez is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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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.