We found 6 oncologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic near Rockwall, TX.

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Dr. Jeffrey Paul Lamont, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Other
3550 N.e. Loop 286
Paris, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Lamont practices general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) in Dallas, TX, Plano, TX, and Paris, TX. In Dr. Lamont's practice, he is particularly interested in cancer surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lamont accepts. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Baylor University Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Lamont's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery

Dr. Ernest Winston Cochran Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
3550 Ne Loop 286
Paris, TX
 

Dr. Ernest Cochran's areas of specialization are adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders); he sees patients in Paris, TX and Sulphur Springs, TX. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cochran accepts. Dr. Cochran attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Cochran trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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Dr. Sucharu Prakash, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3550 Ne Loop 286
Paris, TX
 

Dr. Sucharu Prakash specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Paris, TX. Dr. Prakash is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Dayanand Medical College & Hospital and then went on to complete his residency at Bon Secours Hospital, Grosse Pointe and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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Dr. James Joseph Petrikas Sr., DO
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3550 Ne Loop 286
Paris, TX
 

Dr. James Petrikas practices radiation oncology in Paris, TX and Plano, TX. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Petrikas accepts. Dr. Petrikas is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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Dr. Celeste Ann Wilcox, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3550 Ne Loop 286
Paris, TX
 

Dr. Celeste Wilcox works as an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. She attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wilcox honors. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3550 Ne Loop 286
Paris, TX
 

Dr. Lute Oas' specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Oas accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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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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