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We found over 500 oncologists who accept Silver Choice HSA 3000 - 4 near Houston, TX.

Dr. Robert Clinton Bast Jr., MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Robert Bast is a gynecologic oncologist. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bast attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Bast include: American Clinical and Climatological Association; America's Top Physicians; and Highly Cited Researcher, Institute for Scientific Information. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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Dr. Andrea Anita Hayes-Jordan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, Oncology, General Surgery
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 950
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Andrea Hayes-Jordan works as a pediatric surgeon, general surgeon, and oncologist. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Hayes-Jordan attended medical school at Dartmouth Medical School. She is especially interested in cancer surgery, minimally invasive surgery, and soft tissue sarcoma. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna HSA, and more. Her distinctions include: Scholar, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Dean's Teaching Excellence Award, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Hayes-Jordan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Sheeba Koshy Thomas, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1515 Holcombe Boulevard; Box 429
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sheeba Thomas' medical specialty is adult hematology and adult oncology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thomas honors. She attended Boston University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Temple University Hospital. Her distinctions include: Young Investigator Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology; Jesse H. Jones Clinical Research Fellowship Award, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center; and Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, Boston University. She is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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Dr. Robert Zygmunt Orlowski, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1515 Holcombe Boulevard; Unit 429
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Robert Orlowski works as a hematologist and oncologist. Dr. Orlowski is professionally affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He studied medicine at Yale School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Orlowski has received the following distinctions: Waun Ki Hong, M.D., Division of Cancer Medicine; Mentor of the Year Award, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program; and Division of Cancer Medicine Faculty Recognition and Awards Program.

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Dr. Robert Lee Satcher Jr., PhD, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1400 Holcombe Boulevard; Fc11.3099
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Robert Satcher sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialties are oncology (cancer care) and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Harvard Medical School, Dr. Satcher completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received professional recognition including the following: 1st Annual Strong Mean & Women in Virginia History, Library of Virginia and Dominion; Business/Civic Leadership Forum Fellow, Center for Houston's Future; and Dunn Foundation Collaborative Research Award, John S. Dunn Foundation. He is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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Dr. Steven Hsesheng Lin, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Radiation Oncology
1515 Holcombe Boulevard; Unit 097
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Steven Lin sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialties are general practice and radiation oncology. He speaks Mandarin. Dr. Lin is professionally affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. After attending the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He is in-network for United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare Bronze, and United Healthcare Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lin has received distinctions including Comparative Effectiveness Research on Cancer in Texas Fellow, CERCIT; ASTRO Junior Faculty Fellow, American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO); and RSNA Research Resident Grant.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1515 Holcombe Boulevard; Unit 455
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Apostolia Tsimberidou specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology and practices in Houston, TX. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Tsimberidou studied medicine at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Medical School. Her distinctions include: Leader in Healthcare, Doctors of Excellence; Strathmore's Who's Who; and Leadership Development Program, American Society of Clinical Oncology. She is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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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. Jorge Eduardo Cortes-Franco, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1515 Holcombe Boulevard; Unit 0428
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jorge Cortes specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology and practices in Houston, TX. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He attended National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Cortes has received include Texas Super Doctors; Mentor of the Year, Leukemia Fellowship Program; and Member National Academy of Medicine, Mexico. Dr. Cortes is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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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. Luhua M Wang, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1515 Holcombe Boulevard; Box 429
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Luhua Wang's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Before completing his residency at Norwalk Hospital, Dr. Wang attended medical school at Shandong University. His distinctions include: Waun Ki Hong Award for Excellence in Team Science, MD Anderson Cancer Center; "Top Doctor", Castle Cannolly Medical Ltd; and Best Doctor, U.S. News & World Report. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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Dr. Thomas Anthony Aloia, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Transplant Surgery
1400 Hermann Pressler Drive
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Aloia is a general surgeon, cancer surgeon, and transplant surgeon. Dr. Aloia is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. His distinctions include: Compagnons Hepato-Biliares, Honor Society, Paul Brousse Hospital Alumni; Executive of the Year, International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP); and Radiological Society of North America Education Award, Radiological Society of North America. Dr. Aloia is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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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. 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. Shannon Neville Neville, MPH, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Shannon Westin specializes in gynecologic oncology. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC), Dr. Westin attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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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.