We found 7 medical oncologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold near Irving, TX.

Dr. Naveena Allada, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2021 North Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 400
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Naveena Allada is a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Irving, TX. These areas are among her clinical interests: lung cancer, lymphoma, and clinical trials. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Allada is a graduate of Andhra Medical College. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Allada (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu and Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology.

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Clinical interests: Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Sarcoma, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Leukemia, Hereditary Cancer, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Narotham Reddy Thudi, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2021 North Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 400
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Narotham Thudi is a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. He graduated from Osmania Medical College and then he performed his residency at Mountainside Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, lymphoma, and clinical trials. Dr. Thudi accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Thudi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu and Hindi. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Oncology, and Medical City Hospital (Dallas).

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Clinical interests: Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Sarcoma, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Leukemia, Hereditary Cancer, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Steve Perkins, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2021 N Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 400
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Steve Perkins is a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. On average, patients gave Dr. Perkins a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas for residency. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Afrikaans. Dr. Perkins's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Oncology, and Medical City Hospital (Dallas).

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Dr. Robert J Weisberg, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2021 North Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 400
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Robert Weisberg works as an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Irving, TX. He studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, lung cancer, and colon cancer. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weisberg takes. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology.

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Clinical interests: Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Sarcoma, Colon Cancer, Leukemia, Hereditary Cancer, Lung Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Barry Neal Wilcox, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology
2021 North Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 400
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Barry Wilcox's areas of specialization are radiation oncology and medical oncology; he sees patients in Dallas, TX and Irving, TX. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Wilcox's training includes a residency program at Beth Israel Medical Center. He is especially interested in urologic (genitourinary) cancer, lung cancer, and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). 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. Wilcox is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology.

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Clinical interests: Urologic Cancer, Lung Cancer, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Head and Neck Cancer, Breast Cancer

Dr. Sridevi Juvvadi, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2021 N Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 400
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Sridevi Juvvadi practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Juvvadi's clinical interests include bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and rectal cancer. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Osmania Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston for residency. Dr. Juvvadi is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Oncology, and Medical City Hospital (Dallas).

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Clinical interests: Urologic Cancer, Abdominal Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Esophagus Problems, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2001 North Macarthur; Suite 630
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Gerald Edelman, who practices in Irving, TX, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Edelman's clinical interests include bladder cancer, leukemia, and lung cancer. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Clinical interests: Research, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Colon Cancer, Leukemia, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Lymphoma, ... (Read more)

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What is Medical Oncology?

Medical oncologists are physicians who treat cancer through the use of medication, usually chemotherapy. Often a medical oncologist is the doctor in charge of a cancer patient’s health care, and this doctor may organize and coordinate all the care the patient receives, even that from other specialists.

Oncologist is a fancy word for a physician who treats cancer. There are three main types of oncologists: surgical oncologists perform surgery, radiation oncologists provide radiation therapy, and medical oncologists treat cancer with chemotherapy and other medication. There are also other distinctions between oncologists. For example, some oncologists specialize only in one or two tumor types (such as breast cancer or lung cancer), and pediatric oncologists only treat children and teens. However, all medical oncologists will be knowledgeable about the use of medicine to treat cancer.

While traditional chemotherapy is the most common medication used to treat cancer, other medications that a medical oncologist might use include hormonal therapies (such as Tamoxifen) or a newer kind of treatment called targeted therapy. Targeted therapy medications act only on cancer cells, while chemotherapy acts on all dividing cells in the body.

The care provided by medical oncologists usually begins when cancer is first suspected. They diagnose and stage cancer, or describe how serious it is. Medical oncologists are often the ones to explain to patients where their cancer is located, how severe their case is, and what treatment is recommended. They manage treatment and follow-up care after the cancer is removed, or they provide palliative care for patients whose cancer cannot be successfully treated.

Medical oncologists typically work with a group of health care providers that form a cancer team to provide care for each patient. The cancer team can include other physicians (such as oncologists and pathologists), oncological nurses, or social workers. Each specialist brings a very specific set of skills to the team, so working together as one unit, they offer a greater breadth of knowledge and skills for each patient.