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We found 93 oncologists who accept Cigna near Houston, TX.

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

Dr. Carolyn Thomas is a specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She works in Dallas, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Thomas has indicated that her clinical interests include breast surgery. She is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and Texas Oncology. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Thomas is accepting new patients. She attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery

Dr. Kenneth Louis McClain, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kenneth McClain, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. He is especially interested in lymphoma. Dr. McClain is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. McClain is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Sickle Cell Disease, Blood Disorders, Leukemia, Cancer, Lymphoma

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 in Houston, TX. These areas are among Dr. Lerner's clinical interests: bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. His 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 is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Lerner is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Sunil Mohan Patel, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Internal Medicine, Hematology
1515 Holcombe; Unit 410
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sunil Patel's areas of specialization are oncology (cancer care) and hematology (blood disorders). Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include anemia, colon cancer, and breast cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel takes. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Patel is affiliated with Houston Methodist and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He is accepting new patients.

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

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 graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Richey accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Richey is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Oncology. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Snehal Subodh Desai, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
One Baylor Plaza; Department of Radiology
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Snehal Desai's medical specialty is radiation oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Desai include bladder cancer, pancreas problems, and brachytherapy (seed implants). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Desai takes. He obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He speaks Gujarati. Dr. Desai's 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, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Skin Lesions, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Susan Escudier's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; she sees patients in Houston, TX. Dr. Escudier's areas of expertise include leukemia, anemia, and colon cancer. She 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 attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Escudier is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Texas Oncology. She is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Matthew Anderson specializes in gynecologic oncology and obstetrics. Dr. Anderson has indicated that his clinical interests include cancer surgery, pelvic surgery, and cervical dysplasia. He honors 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 and then he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Baylor College of Medicine. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Paul Yvan Holoye, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Paul Holoye is a surgical oncology (cancer surgery), adult hematology, and adult oncology specialist in Houston, TX. He attended Université Libre de Bruxelles for medical school and subsequently trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York for residency. 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. Holoye has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Holoye speaks French. His professional affiliations include Park Plaza Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Brain Cancer, Lung Tumor Resection, Oral Cancer, Colon Cancer, Thoracic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Christine Lee works as a gynecologic oncologist in Shenandoah, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Houston, TX. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and Wayne State University School of Medicine, Dr. Lee performed her residency at Memorial Hermann and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lee include da vinci surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Lee average 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lee's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Da Vinci Surgery, Robotic Surgery

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

Dr. Dov Kadmon's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease) and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Kadmon's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of bladder cancer, transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), and prostate cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kadmon honors. After completing medical school at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Kadmon's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Dr. Kadmon is accepting new patients.

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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 is a radiation oncology specialist. Dr. Lee attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He completed his residency training at Harvard Radiation Oncology Program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lee include proton therapy. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee accepts. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Lee is affiliated with Texas Health Resources and Texas Oncology.

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Clinical interests: Proton Therapy

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

Dr. Charles Manner sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialties are surgical oncology (cancer surgery), adult hematology, and adult oncology. Dr. Manner's areas of expertise include the following: anemia, colon cancer, and bone marrow aspiration. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. 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. Dr. Manner is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Manner speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Devesh Pandya practices adult hematology and adult oncology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include breast cancer and lymphoma. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Pandya studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Pandya completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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

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 in Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jackson include cancer surgery, stomach surgery, and breast cancer. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Texas Oncology. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at 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 has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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

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Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1315 St. Joseph Parkway; Suite 1103
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Sanford is a surgical oncology (cancer surgery), adult hematology, and adult oncology specialist in Houston, TX. 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, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Sanford completed his residency training at Scott and White Healthcare. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He has an open panel.

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

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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.