We found 4 medical oncologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver near Jacksboro, TX.

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Dr. Srikar Reddy Malireddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
215 Chisholm Trail
Jacksboro, TX
 

Dr. Srikar Malireddy works as a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Malireddy accepts. Before performing his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, Dr. Malireddy attended Osmania Medical College for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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Dr. Brian Kent Ulrich, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
215 Chisholm Trail
Jacksboro, TX
 

Dr. Brian Ulrich's areas of specialization are adult oncology and medical oncology; he sees patients in Wichita Falls, TX, Jacksboro, TX, and Vernon, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology. Dr. Ulrich attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ulrich takes.

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Dr. Praveen Jada Kumar Reddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
215 Chisholm Trail
Jacksboro, TX
 

Dr. Praveen Reddy's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Reddy is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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Dr. Jagathi Devi Challagalla, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
215 Chisholm Trail
Jacksboro, TX
 

Dr. Jagathi Challagalla is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She works in Wichita Falls, TX, Graham, TX, and Jacksboro, TX. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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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.
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