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We found 7 medical oncologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver HMO near Mckinney, TX.

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Dr. Nithya Palanisamy, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4510 Medical Center Drive; Suite 215
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Nithya Palanisamy's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She is especially interested in cancer and blood disorders. Dr. Palanisamy accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Kasturba Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Palanisamy trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Palanisamy's professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cancer, Blood Disorders

Dr. Akbar Rizvi, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4510 Medical Center Drive; Suite 215
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Akbar Rizvi works as a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in McKinney, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, Texas Oncology, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Rizvi's office for an appointment. Dr. Rizvi is a graduate of Dow Medical College. He completed his residency training at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Rizvi (or staff) speaks Urdu.

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Dr. Monte Frederick Jones, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4510 Medical Center Drive; Suite 215
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Monte Jones is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Resources, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Oncology. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Jones completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Nandita Gopal Rao, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4510 Medical Center Drive; Suite 215
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Nandita Rao is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in McKinney, TX and Plano, TX. Her clinical interests include leukemia, urologic (genitourinary) cancer, and lung cancer. Dr. Rao honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Rangaraya Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology.

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Clinical interests: Urologic Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Leukemia, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Breast Cancer

Dr. Amir Ali Faridi, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4510 Medical Center Drive; Suite 215
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Amir Faridi's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Faridi obtained his medical school training at Dow Medical College and performed his residency at Geisinger Medical Center and Mount Vernon Hospital. He 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 is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Texas Oncology and Medical Center of McKinney.

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Dr. Sultan Aleem Chowdhary, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4201 Medical Center Boulevard; Suite 180
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Sultan Chowdhary's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After completing medical school at King Edward Medical University, Dr. Chowdhary performed his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center and Saint Vincent Hospital, Worcester. In addition to English, Dr. Chowdhary (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. He is affiliated with Texas Health Resources and Medical Center of McKinney. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Mohammed Abdul Ahad Athar, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
5236 W University Drive; Suite 1000
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Mohammed Athar works as an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in McKinney, TX, Frisco, TX, and Dallas, TX. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Athar graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. 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.