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

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

Dr. Kavita Nirmal works as an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. Dr. Nirmal graduated from B.J. Medical College, Pune. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally 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 specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in San Antonio, TX and Longview, TX. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Dr. Couch 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 is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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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. Dr. Duncan is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of 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 is a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Longview, TX. He is affiliated with Texas Oncology. Dr. Frase is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Frase has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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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 practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Longview, TX. He is affiliated with Texas Oncology. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Koya is a graduate of 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. Dr. Sharma is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology. He is a graduate of Goa Medical College. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sharma honors.

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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 is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Longview, TX. Dr. Socoteanu is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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

Dr. Lijo John's specialties are adult oncology and medical oncology. He practices in Longview, TX and Marshall, TX. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. For his residency, Dr. John trained at Baylor University Medical Center. He 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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