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We found 15 oncologists who accept United Healthcare EPO near Mckinney, TX.

Dr. Lynn Di Donato Canavan, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
4510 Medical Center Drive; Suite 108
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Lynn Canavan specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Canavan include cyst aspiration, breast cancer surgery, and fine needle aspiration (FNA). Dr. Canavan's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Texas Oncology. She is a graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. Dr. Canavan has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Cyst Aspiration, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Lumpectomy, Mastectomy, Breast Cancer Surgery, Fine ... (Read more)

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. Alan A Slomowitz, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Nuclear Radiology
4201 Medical Center Drive; #180
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Alan Slomowitz is a radiation oncology and nuclear radiology specialist in Dallas, TX and McKinney, TX. In his practice, Dr. Slomowitz focuses on infertility. Dr. Slomowitz takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Princess Margaret Hospital. His professional affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS), and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Infertility

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. Anand Thanwar Shivnani, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
5236 W. University Drive; Suite 1000
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Anand Shivnani's medical specialty is radiation oncology. These areas are among his clinical interests: stomach tumor, rectal cancer, and sinus cancer. Dr. Shivnani accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He has received the following distinctions: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Shivnani's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology.

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Clinical interests: Rectal Problems, Urologic Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, Abdominal Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, ... (Read more)

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. 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. Jill Prince Heffernan, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
5236 W. University Drive; Suite 1000
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Jill Heffernan sees patients in Sherman, TX, Denison, TX, and McKinney, TX. Her medical specialty is radiation oncology. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Heffernan attended medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Heffernan include stomach tumor, rectal cancer, and sinus cancer. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology.

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Clinical interests: Rectal Problems, Urologic Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, Abdominal Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, ... (Read more)

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. David Lawrence Smith, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
5236 West University Drive; Suite 2900
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. David Smith is a specialist in general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and trauma surgery. He works in Las Colinas, TX, McKinney, TX, and Plano, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. Dr. Smith's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Las Colinas Medical Center. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC), Dr. Smith attended medical school at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Smith's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Sarcoma, Esophagus Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. William Francis McNamara, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
5236 W. University Drive; Suite 1000
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. William McNamara is a surgical oncologist in Dallas, TX and McKinney, TX. After completing medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. McNamara (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and Texas Oncology.

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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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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
4201 Medical Center Drive; Suite 180
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Amanullah Khan, who practices in McKinney, TX and Dallas, TX, is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Medical Center of McKinney. Dr. Khan honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from King Edward Medical University. Dr. Khan has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Trauma Surgery
175 Ridge Road; Suite 200
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Lucy Wallace works as a general surgeon, cancer surgeon, and trauma surgeon in McKinney, TX. Dr. Wallace 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. She attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

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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.