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We found 8 medical oncologists who accept Silver Compass Balanced HSA 3000 near Longview, TX.

Dr. Kavita Kavita Nirmal, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1300 N 4th Street
Longview, TX
 

Dr. Kavita Nirmal practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Nirmal graduated from B.J. Medical College, Pune. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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Dr. Linda S B Beavers Couch, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1300 N 4th Street
Longview, TX
 

Dr. Linda Couch is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She is affiliated with Texas Oncology. She attended medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Couch completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Dr. Couch is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Dr. Lewis Alvin Duncan, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1300 North 4th Street
Longview, TX
 

Dr. Lewis Duncan practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Longview, TX. Dr. Duncan is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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Dr. Larry Lynn Frase, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1300 North 4th Street
Longview, TX
 

Dr. Larry Frase's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Frase is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Frase is affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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Dr. Rama Koteswararao Koya, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1300 N 4th Street
Longview, TX
 

Dr. Rama Koya is a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Longview, TX. He is affiliated with Texas Oncology. Dr. Koya takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Guntur Medical College.

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Dr. Neeraj Roshanlal Sharma, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1300 N 4th Street
Longview, TX
 

Dr. Neeraj Sharma works as an oncologist and medical oncologist in Longview, TX. Dr. Sharma accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Goa Medical College. He is affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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Dr. Matei Paul Socoteanu, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1300 N 4th Street
Longview, TX
 

Dr. Matei Socoteanu's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Longview, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Socoteanu studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport.

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Dr. Lijo John, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1300 N 4th Street
Longview, TX
 

Dr. Lijo John works as an adult oncologist and medical oncologist in Longview, TX and Marshall, TX. He is affiliated with Texas Oncology. Dr. John completed his residency training at Baylor University Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. John takes.

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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.