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We found 124 oncologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic HMO near Houston, TX.

Dr. Robert Scott Svatek, BA, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology
1515 Holcombe
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Robert Svatek is an urologic oncology specialist. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Svatek attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Svatek's professional affiliations include the University of Texas (UT) Medicine San Antonio and the University Health System.

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Dr. Carolyn Ley Thomas, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
1 Baylor Plaza; Suite 404d
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Carolyn Thomas' medical specialty is general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She is especially interested in breast surgery. 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. Thomas studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Thomas's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and Texas Oncology. Dr. Thomas has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery

Dr. Sandra Sue Hatch, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1401 St. Joseph Parkway; Sjmc Radiation Oncology Department
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sandra Hatch practices radiation oncology. Dr. Hatch is especially interested in cancer. Her professional affiliations include the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). She attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. Dr. Hatch is in-network for 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.

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Clinical interests: Cancer

Dr. Seth Paul Lerner, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Urology
6560 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Seth Lerner is a medical specialist in oncology (cancer care) and urology (urinary tract disease). On average, patients gave Dr. Lerner a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Lerner's education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lakshmi Venkateswaran Venkateswaran, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
6621 Fannin Street; Cc1510.00
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Lakshmi Srivaths, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and pediatric hematology. Her education and training includes medical school at Kilpauk Medical College and residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. In her practice, Dr. Srivaths focuses on bleeding, blood clots (thrombosis), and hemophilia. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Bleeding, Hemophilia, Blood Clots

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

Dr. Stephen Richey is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Richey 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. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Oncology. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Milton Boniuk, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, Ocular Oncology
One Butler Boulevard; Ste. E3.100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Milton Boniuk is a specialist in ophthalmic plastic surgery and ocular oncology. He works in Houston, TX. His areas of expertise consist of blepharoplasty, ptosis, and eye exam. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Boniuk honors. Dr. Boniuk graduated from Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Wills Eye Institute. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Dr. Boniuk has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Eye Exam, Cancer, Eye Problems, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Reconstructive Surgery, Plastic Surgery ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Susan Escudier sees patients in Houston, TX. Her medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. These areas are among Dr. Escudier's clinical interests: leukemia, anemia, and colon cancer. Her professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Texas Oncology. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Escudier attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Escudier honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. 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, Cancer, Lymphoma, Hemochromatosis, Blood Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew Linley Anderson, PhD, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Obstetrics
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Anderson works as a gynecologic oncologist and obstetrician. Areas of expertise for Dr. Anderson include cancer surgery, pelvic surgery, and cervical dysplasia. He 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 graduated from Yale School of Medicine. He trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Anderson's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cervical Dysplasia, Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy, Gynecologic Surgery, Cancer ... (Read more)

Dr. Christine Mihee Lee, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
2223 Dorrington Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Christine Lee's area of specialization is gynecologic oncology. The average patient rating for Dr. Lee is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lee include da vinci surgery. Dr. Lee is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Lee is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She has an open panel. She attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Memorial Hermann and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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Clinical interests: Da Vinci Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Charles Elmer Manner Jr., MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Charles Manner specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery), adult hematology, and adult oncology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Manner at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: anemia, colon cancer, and bone marrow aspiration. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Manner's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Manner is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Sickle Cell Disease, Colon Cancer, Surgical Procedures, Leukemia, Lymphoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dov Kadmon, MD
Specializes in Urology, Surgical Oncology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Dov Kadmon is an urologist and cancer surgeon. Patient reviews placed Dr. Kadmon at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), and prostate cancer. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Dr. Kadmon has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Dr. Kadmon has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Urologic Cancer, Transurethral Resection of the Prostate, Urologic Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Kihyuk Lee, MPH, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1840 Old Spanish Trail; Unit 1150
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Andrew Lee sees patients in Irving, TX and Houston, TX. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Lee include proton therapy. 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. Lee studied medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Harvard Radiation Oncology Program. Dr. Lee has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Resources and Texas Oncology.

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Clinical interests: Proton Therapy

Dr. David Bruce Sanford, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1315 St. Joseph Parkway; Suite 1103
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Sanford works as a surgical oncologist, hematologist, and oncologist in Houston, TX. 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sanford 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Sanford is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Karen Ruth Rabin, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
1102 Bates Avenue; Suite 750.01
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Karen Rabin is a specialist in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. She works in Houston, TX. In her practice, she is particularly interested in cancer. Dr. Rabin accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, Dr. Rabin speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Cancer

Dr. Devesh Mahesh Pandya, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Devesh Pandya, who practices in Houston, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and San Antonio, TX, is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. These areas are among his clinical interests: breast cancer and lymphoma. Dr. Pandya is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has an open panel. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Pandya's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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Clinical interests: Cancer, Lymphoma, Blood Disorders, Breast Cancer

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What is Oncology?

An oncologist is a physician who is concerned with the treatment of tumors and cancers. Cancer is when cells in the human body grow in an abnormal or out-of-control way. The goal of oncology is to cure a patient’s cancer, or, if the cancer is incurable, to control the cancer and reduce the symptoms for as long as possible.

Oncologists have several roles in their interaction with patients. They diagnose cancer and determine what stage the cancer is in, or to what extent the cancer has grown. They explain the diagnosis and stage to the patient, and they recommend treatment and deliver care. During treatment, oncologists are responsible for maintaining quality of life for their patients by reducing pain and side effects from medications.

There are three main types of oncologists:
  • Medical Oncologists specialize in the use of medications, especially chemotherapy, to kill cancer cells. In some areas, the term “medical oncologist” refers to the oncologist who is overall in charge of making decisions about a patient’s treatment.
  • Surgical Oncologists specialize in surgical treatments for cancer, such as biopsies (where small tissue samples are taken and examined), or surgical removal of tumors and surrounding tissue.
  • Radiation Oncologists specialize in the use of radiation (a kind of high powered x-ray) to kill cancer.

The American Society of Clinical Oncology also recognizes the subspecialties of Gynecological Oncology, which focuses on cancers of the female reproductive tract, and Pediatric Oncology, which deals with cancers that are most common in childhood.

In the United States, nearly one-half of all men and one-third of all women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes. It is an unfortunately common disease that can sometimes be life-threatening. Oncologists provide care to millions of people facing that diagnosis every year.