We found 121 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 a specialist in urologic oncology. Dr. Svatek is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Medicine San Antonio and the University Health System. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Svatek has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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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 works as a general surgeon and cancer surgeon in Dallas, TX and Houston, TX. Her clinical interests encompass breast surgery. Her professional affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and Texas Oncology. Dr. Thomas honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She welcomes new patients. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Thomas attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery

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 is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and pediatric hematology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in bleeding, blood clots (thrombosis), and hemophilia. Dr. Srivaths accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She attended Kilpauk Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for residency. Dr. Srivaths is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Bleeding, Hemophilia, Blood Clots

Dr. Gilchrist Lewis Jackson, MD
Specializes in Head and Neck Surgery, General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Gilchrist Jackson works as a head and neck surgeon, general surgeon, and surgical oncologist. His clinical interests include cancer surgery, stomach surgery, and breast cancer. He 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. Dr. Jackson studied medicine at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Texas Super Doctors; Multiple see CV; and President AOA Honor Society, University of Louisville School of Medicine. Dr. Jackson speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Texas Oncology.

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Clinical interests: Skin Cancer, Stomach Surgery, Head and Neck Cancer, Cancer Surgery, Thyroid Surgery, Pancreatic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Matthew Anderson's medical specialty is gynecologic oncology and obstetrics. His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, pelvic surgery, and cervical dysplasia. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and 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. Anderson takes. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Anderson's education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Stephen Richey, who practices in Fort Worth, TX, Cleburne, TX, and Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Oncology. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Richey accepts. Dr. Richey welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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

Dr. Sandra Hatch is a specialist in radiation oncology. She works in Galveston, TX, League City, TX, and Houston, TX. She has a special interest in cancer. Dr. Hatch is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Hatch's professional affiliations include the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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Clinical interests: Cancer

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

Dr. Susan Escudier specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Escudier include leukemia, anemia, and colon cancer. Dr. Escudier's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Texas Oncology. She studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Escudier trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Escudier is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Escudier 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. Seth Paul Lerner, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Urology
6560 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Seth Lerner is an oncology (cancer care) and urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Before completing his residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Lerner attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Lerner's clinical interests include bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lerner accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Milton Boniuk specializes in ophthalmic plastic surgery and ocular oncology. These areas are among Dr. Boniuk's clinical interests: blepharoplasty, ptosis, and eye exam. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After attending Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Wills Eye Institute. Dr. Boniuk's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Andrew Lee is a specialist in radiation oncology. He has a special interest in proton therapy. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Resources and Texas Oncology. Dr. Lee takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After attending the University of Minnesota Medical School, Dr. Lee completed his residency training at Harvard Radiation Oncology Program. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Proton Therapy

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

Dr. David Sanford practices surgical oncology (cancer surgery), adult hematology, and adult oncology. Dr. Sanford's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, anemia, and colon cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Park Plaza Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Sanford 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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 works as a pediatric hematologist and pediatric oncologist. She speaks Spanish. In her practice, Dr. Rabin focuses on cancer. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. She graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for her residency. Dr. Rabin accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Clinical interests: Cancer

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

Dr. Christine Lee is a gynecologic oncologist in Shenandoah, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Houston, TX. Her clinical interests encompass da vinci surgery. Dr. Lee is rated highly by her patients. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Lee obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Memorial Hermann and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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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 is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery), adult hematology, and adult oncology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Manner include anemia, colon cancer, and bone marrow aspiration. Dr. Manner is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Manner average 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Manner has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Terzah Marie Horton, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
1102 Bates Street; Suite 750.00
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Terzah Horton is an adult hematology, pediatric hematology, and pediatric oncology specialist. Dr. Horton has a special interest in cancer. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing her residency at Texas Children's Hospital, Dr. Horton attended Emory University School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Clinical interests: 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.