We found 9 oncologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic near Midland, TX.

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 areas of specialization are pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. Dr. Ghisoli has a special interest in sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer) and bone marrow transplant. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ghisoli accepts. His education and training includes medical school at Luis Razetti School of Medicine and residency at Driscoll Children's Hospital. Dr. Ghisoli's distinctions include: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, Texas Oncology, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Sarcoma, Bone Marrow Transplant

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 is a physician who specializes in acupuncture, hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), and gynecologic oncology. Dr. Matthews's areas of expertise include ovarian cancer, cervical cancer, and robotic surgery. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for residency. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors; Excellence in Teaching Award, Baylor University Medical Center; and Excellence in Teaching Award, U.T. Southwestern Medical School. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Matthews's 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. 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 area of specialization is gynecologic oncology. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. For his residency, Dr. Stringer trained at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Stringer's clinical interests include ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer, and cervical cancer. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Stringer's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology.

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

Dr. Robert Brian Berryman, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
Craddick Medical Office Building 400 Rosalind Redfern Grover Parkway; Suite 100
Midland, TX
 

Dr. Robert Berryman specializes in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). These areas are among his clinical interests: blood cancers and bone marrow transplant. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology. Dr. Berryman 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 is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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Clinical interests: Blood Cancers, Blood and Marrow Transplant, Bone Marrow Transplant

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

Dr. Ashutosh Rastogi is a Midland, TX physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Patient ratings for Dr. Rastogi average 1.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at Boston VA Medical Center, Dr. Rastogi attended Maharani Laxmibai Medical College, Jhansi and Kanpur University for medical school. Dr. Rastogi is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Texas Oncology. He has a closed panel.

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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 is an adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders) specialist in Midland, TX. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Watkins graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. He has received the distinction of 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 works as a radiation oncologist in Midland, TX and Lackland AFB, TX. After attending Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Akins honors. He is affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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

Dr. Manmeet Mangat's medical specialty is adult hematology and adult oncology. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mangat takes. He is a graduate of Christian Medical College, Ludhiana. In addition to English, Dr. Mangat (or staff) speaks 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 studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.
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