We found 76 oncologists who accept Cigna near Houston, TX.

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

Dr. Matthew Anderson practices gynecologic oncology and obstetrics. Clinical interests for Dr. Anderson include cancer surgery, pelvic surgery, and cervical dysplasia. He is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Texas Medical Center (TMC). After completing medical school at Yale School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Anderson 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. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Michael D. Michael M. Frumovitz, MPH, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1155 Herman Pressler Drive, Unit 1362; Cpb6.3562
Houston, TX
 

Dr. M. Frumovitz is a physician who specializes in gynecologic oncology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Frumovitz include gynecologic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Frumovitz accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Frumovitz include: Fellow, American College of Surgeons; AAOGF Travel Award, The American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Foundation; and Fellow, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

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Clinical interests: Gynecologic Surgery

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

Dr. Gilchrist Jackson is a general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist in Houston, TX. He speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Jackson's clinical interests: cancer surgery, pancreas problems, and stomach surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Texas Oncology. He graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Dr. Jackson completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Texas Super Doctors; Multiple see CV; and President AOA Honor Society, University of Louisville School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Jackson's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Colon Cancer, Pancreas Problems, Stomach Surgery, Cancer Surgery, Thyroid Surgery, Tumor, Endocrine ... (Read more)

Dr. Creighton L Edwards, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Creighton Edwards works as a gynecologic oncologist in Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include immunotherapy, cancer surgery, and pelvic surgery. Dr. Edwards's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Edwards attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at Baylor University Medical Center for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Immunotherapy, Genetic Issues, Cancer, Gynecologic Surgery, Cancer Surgery, Clinical Trials, Pelvic ... (Read more)

Dr. Jennifer Kelly Burzawa, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jennifer Burzawa is a medical specialist in gynecologic oncology. Her clinical interests include cervical dysplasia, tumor, and gynecologic surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Burzawa honors. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Burzawa attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Burzawa's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Cervical Dysplasia, Gynecologic Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Sunil M Patel, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Internal Medicine, Hematology
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sunil Patel, who practices in Houston, TX and Katy, TX, is a medical specialist in oncology (cancer care) and hematology (blood disorders). Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include anemia, colon cancer, and breast cancer. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Patel is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Patel honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Colon Cancer, Lymphoma, Head and Neck Cancer, Anemia, Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer

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

Dr. David Sanford, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery), adult hematology, and adult oncology. Dr. Sanford's areas of expertise 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, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Scott and White Healthcare. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Sanford is affiliated with Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Houston Methodist. His practice 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. Terri Behrman Pustilnik, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
2223 Dorrington Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Terri Pustilnik is a specialist in gynecologic oncology. Her areas of expertise include pap test, pelvic surgery, and chemotherapy. She is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. Dr. Pustilnik studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Pustilnik is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Snehal Subodh Desai, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
6565 Fannin Street; Dunn Tower 1-077
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Snehal Desai is a radiation oncologist. Dr. Desai's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, pancreas problems, and brachytherapy (seed implants). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Desai's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. He is conversant in Gujarati. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Main Campus and Houston Methodist.

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Clinical interests: Brain Cancer, Skin Cancer, Oral Cancer, Pancreas Problems, Lymphoma, Skin Lesions, Head and Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Mi Kyung Ko, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1631 North Loop West; Suite 150
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Micki Ko is a radiation oncologist in Houston, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Humble, TX. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital. She attended Rush Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Ko honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars.

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Dr. Mothaffar Fahed Rimawi, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mothaffar Rimawi's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology. In addition to English, Dr. Rimawi speaks Arabic. In his practice, he is particularly interested in breast biopsy, breast cancer, and brain tumor. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He studied medicine at the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Rimawi takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Breast Biopsy, Brain Tumor, Clinical Trials, Breast Cancer

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. His clinical interests include anemia, colon cancer, and bone marrow aspiration. Dr. Manner's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Manner attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Manner is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors 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 professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Luis T Campos, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Luis Campos works as an adult hematologist and oncologist. After completing medical school at National University of San Agustin and Cayetano Heredia University, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Clinical interests for Dr. Campos include bladder cancer, colon cancer, and chemotherapy. Dr. Campos accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors; Best Doctors in America; and America's Top Oncologist. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Campos is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). He has an open panel.

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

Dr. George Carrum, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Adult Hematology
6565 Fannin; Suite M964
Houston, TX
 

Dr. George Carrum works as an oncologist and adult hematologist in Houston, TX. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Carrum's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His clinical interests include leukemia, chemotherapy, and myeloma. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Carrum is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Leukemia, Bone Marrow Transplant, Cancer, Lymphoma, Myeloma, Blood ... (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 physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Her areas of expertise include leukemia, anemia, and colon cancer. Her professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Texas Oncology. Dr. Escudier graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with 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. Escudier takes. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Escudier's practice is open to new patients.

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

Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4223 Richmond Avenue
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sachin Patil is a radiation oncologist. Before performing his residency at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Dr. Patil attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school. Dr. Patil honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

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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.
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