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We found 11 medical oncologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold HMO near San Antonio, TX.

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Dr. Jesse Earl Medellin, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1200 Brooklyn; Suite 115
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Jesse Medellin's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Jesse Medellin practices in San Antonio, TX. Dr. Medellin graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Medellin completed Dr. Medellin's residency training at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Medellin accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Medellin is professionally affiliated with Nix Health and Texas Oncology.

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Dr. Richard M Elledge, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
Cancer Therapy and Research Ce; Ut Health Science Center
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Richard Elledge practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in San Antonio, TX. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Methodist Hospital, Dr. Elledge attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Texas (UT) Medicine San Antonio and the University Health System.

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Dr. Joseph Dean McCracken, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1200 Brooklyn; #115
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. J. McCracken works as a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Oncology and Nix Health. His education and training includes medical school at Duke University School of Medicine and residency at Madigan Army Medical Center. Dr. McCracken accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Dr. Gregory Joseph Guzley, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4411 Medical Dr.ive, Suite 100; The Methodist On Medical Dr.ive Building
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Gregory Guzley works as an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. Dr. Guzley's education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Methodist Health System and Texas Oncology.

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Dr. Ronald Lee Drengler, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
315 N San Saba, Suite 1160; San Rosa Professional Pavilion
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Ronald Drengler is a cancer surgeon, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. Dr. Drengler studied medicine at National University of Asunción Faculty of Medical Sciences. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Drengler speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Methodist Health System and Nix Health.

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Dr. Thomas Duncan Fisher, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4025 E. Southcross, Building 5; Suite 30
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Fisher specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery), adult hematology, and adult oncology. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Patient ratings for Dr. Fisher average 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is affiliated with Methodist Health System and Texas Oncology.

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Dr. Anu Dham, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1200 Brooklyn; #115
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Anu Dham works as an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in San Antonio, TX and Pleasanton, TX. Dr. Dham is affiliated with Texas Oncology and Nix Health. She studied medicine at Guru Nanak Dev University. Her medical residency was performed at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Slavisa Gasic, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
7355 Barlite Boulevard; Suite 504
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Slavisa Gasic's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He practices in Uvalde, TX, Austin, TX, and San Antonio, TX. He is affiliated with Texas Oncology. Dr. Gasic graduated from the University of Belgrade School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
315 North San Saba; Suite 1160
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Luis Rodriguez is an adult oncology and medical oncology specialist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rodriguez takes. Dr. Rodriguez graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Rodriguez include: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Rodriguez is affiliated with Nix Health.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1200 Brooklyn; #115
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Edsel Hesita's areas of specialization are adult oncology and medical oncology. Dr. Hesita attended medical school at Our Lady of Fatima University, Fatima College of Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is professionally affiliated with Nix Health.

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Dr. Syed Nayyar Raza, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
215 E Quincy; Lexington One Building
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Syed Raza, who practices in San Antonio, TX and Live Oak, TX, is a medical specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery), adult hematology, and adult oncology. Dr. Raza is affiliated with Methodist Health System. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He studied medicine at Dow Medical College. Dr. Raza's residency was performed at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center.

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What is Medical Oncology?

Medical oncologists are physicians who treat cancer through the use of medication, usually chemotherapy. Often a medical oncologist is the doctor in charge of a cancer patient’s health care, and this doctor may organize and coordinate all the care the patient receives, even that from other specialists.

Oncologist is a fancy word for a physician who treats cancer. There are three main types of oncologists: surgical oncologists perform surgery, radiation oncologists provide radiation therapy, and medical oncologists treat cancer with chemotherapy and other medication. There are also other distinctions between oncologists. For example, some oncologists specialize only in one or two tumor types (such as breast cancer or lung cancer), and pediatric oncologists only treat children and teens. However, all medical oncologists will be knowledgeable about the use of medicine to treat cancer.

While traditional chemotherapy is the most common medication used to treat cancer, other medications that a medical oncologist might use include hormonal therapies (such as Tamoxifen) or a newer kind of treatment called targeted therapy. Targeted therapy medications act only on cancer cells, while chemotherapy acts on all dividing cells in the body.

The care provided by medical oncologists usually begins when cancer is first suspected. They diagnose and stage cancer, or describe how serious it is. Medical oncologists are often the ones to explain to patients where their cancer is located, how severe their case is, and what treatment is recommended. They manage treatment and follow-up care after the cancer is removed, or they provide palliative care for patients whose cancer cannot be successfully treated.

Medical oncologists typically work with a group of health care providers that form a cancer team to provide care for each patient. The cancer team can include other physicians (such as oncologists and pathologists), oncological nurses, or social workers. Each specialist brings a very specific set of skills to the team, so working together as one unit, they offer a greater breadth of knowledge and skills for each patient.