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We found 8 oncologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic near Midland, TX.

Dr. Carolyn Michelle Matthews, MD
Specializes in Acupuncture, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Gynecologic Oncology
Craddick Medical Office Building 400 Rosalind Redfern Grover Parkway; Suite 100
Midland, TX
 

Dr. Carolyn Matthews specializes in acupuncture, hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), and gynecologic oncology. These areas are among her clinical interests: ovarian cancer, cervical cancer, and robotic surgery. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After completing medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, Dr. Matthews performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). She has received distinctions including Texas Super Doctors; Excellence in Teaching Award, Baylor University Medical Center; and Excellence in Teaching Award, U.T. Southwestern Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Matthews speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology.

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Clinical interests: Cervical Cancer, Uterine Cancer, Nutrition Issues, Ovarian Cancer, Palliative Care, Hospice, ... (Read more)

Dr. Maurizio Lorenzo Ghisoli, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
Craddick Medical Office Building 400 Rosalind Redfern Grover Parkway; Suite 100
Midland, TX
 

Dr. Maurizio Ghisoli's specialties are pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. He practices in Dallas, TX and Midland, TX. His areas of expertise consist of sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer) and bone marrow transplant. He 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. Dr. Ghisoli's education and training includes medical school at Luis Razetti School of Medicine and residency at Driscoll Children's Hospital. He has received the following distinctions: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Ghisoli is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, Texas Oncology, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sarcoma, Bone Marrow Transplant

Dr. Claude Allen Stringer Jr., MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
Craddick Medical Office Building 400 Rosalind Redfern Grover Parkway; Suite 100
Midland, TX
 

Dr. Claude Stringer's medical specialty is gynecologic oncology. Dr. Stringer graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. In his practice, he is particularly interested in ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer, and cervical cancer. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology.

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Clinical interests: Cervical Cancer, Uterine Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Endometrial Cancer

Dr. Ashutosh Rastogi, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
400 Rosalind Redfern Grover Prky; Suite 100
Midland, TX
 

Dr. Ashutosh Rastogi's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Rastogi's average rating from his patients is 1.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Boston VA Medical Center, Dr. Rastogi attended medical school at Maharani Laxmibai Medical College, Jhansi and Kanpur University. In addition to English, Dr. Rastogi speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Dr. David L Watkins, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
301 N N Street
Midland, TX
 

Dr. David Watkins specializes in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders) and practices in Midland, TX. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Watkins graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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Dr. Robin Scott Akins, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
400 Rosalind Redfern Grover Parkway
Midland, TX
 

Dr. Robin Akins' specialty is radiation oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Akins attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
400 N Garfield; Suite 100
Midland, TX
 

Dr. Manmeet Mangat's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Mangat studied medicine at Christian Medical College, Ludhiana. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Mangat (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hindi and Punjabi.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
301 North N Street
Midland, TX
 

Dr. Karen Carr is a specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. She graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Carr takes.

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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.