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

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 Houston, TX physician who specializes in gynecologic oncology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Frumovitz include gynecologic surgery. His professional affiliations include 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, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to 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. Dr. Frumovitz has received the following distinctions: 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. 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. 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). Dr. Patel's areas of expertise 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. He attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Colon Cancer, Lymphoma, Head and Neck Cancer, Anemia, Breast Cancer, Prostate 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. 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. Snehal Subodh Desai, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
One Baylor Plaza; Department of Radiology
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Snehal Desai is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, pancreas problems, and brachytherapy (seed implants). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Desai graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Desai speaks 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. Jennifer Kelly Burzawa, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jennifer Burzawa's area of specialization is gynecologic oncology. Her areas of expertise 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 takes. Dr. Burzawa graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Burzawa's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. She is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Luis Campos works as an adult hematologist and adult oncologist. Dr. Campos is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Campos include bladder cancer, colon cancer, and chemotherapy. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Campos attended medical school at National University of San Agustin and Cayetano Heredia University. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Campos honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors; Best Doctors in America; and America's Top Oncologist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Dov Kadmon is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease) and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). In his practice, Dr. Kadmon focuses on bladder cancer, transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), and prostate cancer. Dr. Kadmon's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He attended The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Kadmon is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kadmon has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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