We found 5 oncologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold near Katy, TX.

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Dr. Sunil Mohan Patel, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Internal Medicine, Hematology
19770 Kingsland Avenue; Suite 200
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. Nikesh Ramesh Jasani, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
19770 Kingsland Avenue; Suite 200
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Nikesh Jasani is an adult hematologist and adult oncologist. His areas of expertise include the following: colon cancer, bone marrow aspiration, and lymphoma. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Jasani attended St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Jasani's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Brain Cancer, Skin Cancer, Oral Cancer, Colon Cancer, Leukemia, Urologic ... (Read more)

Dr. Gurjyot "gury" K. Doshi, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1331 W Grand Parkway N; Suite 340
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Gurjyot Doshi is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After completing medical school at J.J.M. Medical College, she performed her residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Doshi has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Doshi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Oncology, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Head and Neck Cancer

Dr. Branden Hsu, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1331 W Grand Parkway N; Suite 340
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Branden Hsu is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His areas of expertise include the following: colon cancer, breast cancer, and brain cancer. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Texas Oncology, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Hsu takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hsu is open to new patients. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency.

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Clinical interests: Brain Cancer, Colon Cancer, Cancer, Blood Disorders, Breast Cancer

Dr. Frankie Ann Holmes, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
5618 Medical Ctr Drive; Suite 201
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Frankie Holmes' specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She studied medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Holmes include breast cancer. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Holmes honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Her distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors; Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Virginia, College of William and Mary; and Fellow of the American College of Physicians, American College of Physicians. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Breast Cancer

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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.