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We found 5 oncologists who accept Blue Advantage Security HMO 100 near Pasadena, TX.

Dr. Silwan Silwan Chedid, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
5810 Melinda Lane
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Solly Chedid is a hematologist and adult oncologist in Galveston, TX, League City, TX, and Belton, TX. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Chedid graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Chedid completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. Sahba Qadeer Nadeem, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
3801 Vista Road; Suite 380
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Sahba Nadeem is an adult hematologist and oncologist in Houston, TX and Pasadena, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Nadeem average 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Nadeem attended medical school at Dow Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Nadeem trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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Dr. Theodore Kuo-Chun Yang, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4000 Spencer Highway
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Theodore Yang practices radiation oncology. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yang takes. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Yang attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
3301 Plainview; Suite 1d
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Mohamed Haq's medical specialty is adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Haq 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 graduated from Osmania Medical College. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
7620 Bellfort
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Hans Altinger works as a gynecologic oncologist in Houston, TX. In his practice, Dr. Altinger focuses on cancer. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Altinger's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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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.