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We found 9 medical oncologists who accept Blue Choice Silver PPO 003 near Mcallen, TX.

Dr. Billie Joe Marek, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1901 South Second
Mcallen, TX
 

Dr. Billie Marek's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is affiliated with Texas Oncology. Dr. Marek honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky, Dr. Marek attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Marek has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Dr. Nurul Abul Wahid, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1901 S 2nd Street
Mcallen, TX
 

Dr. Nurul Wahid works as a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in McAllen, TX. Dr. Wahid is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Dhaka Medical College. He is affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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Dr. Joseph P Litam, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1901 S Second Street
Mcallen, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Litam is a McAllen, TX physician who specializes in adult oncology and medical oncology. Dr. Litam is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology. He is a graduate of the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Marcelo Moreira Boek, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1901 S 2nd Street
Mcallen, TX
 

Dr. Marcelo Boek specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Brownsville, TX and McAllen, TX. Dr. Boek is affiliated with Texas Oncology. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is a graduate of Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul Faculty of Medicine.

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Dr. Suresh Ratnam, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1901 S 2nd Street
Mcallen, TX
 

Dr. Suresh Ratnam's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Ratnam is affiliated with Texas Oncology. He studied medicine at Kasturba Medical College. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Dr. Guillermo Lazo Diaz, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1901 S 2nd Street
Mcallen, TX
 

Dr. Guillermo Lazo sees patients in McAllen, TX. His medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon Faculty of Medicine and UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Lazo is affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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Dr. Alvaro Restrepo, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1901 S 2nd Street
Mcallen, TX
 

Dr. Alvaro Restrepo is an oncologist and medical oncologist. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from CES University, Institute of Health Sciences. Dr. Restrepo is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1901 S 2nd Street
Mcallen, TX
 

Dr. Nirupama Shekar works as an oncologist and medical oncologist in McAllen, TX. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Shekar attended medical school at Bangalore University and Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2717 Michael Angelo Boulevard
Edinburg, TX
 

Dr. Ghanem Daghestani's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He attended medical school at the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Daghestani accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.