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We found 7 oncologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Blue Choice near Sherman, TX.

Dr. Alex Ali Ehsan, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
2800 Hwy 75 N
Sherman, TX
 

Dr. Alex Ehsan is a physician who specializes in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include salivary gland cancer, thrombocytosis (high platelet count), and thyroid cancer. Dr. Ehsan is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ehsan studied medicine at Central University of the East School of Medicine. His distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars.

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Clinical interests: Vulvar Cancer, Sickle Cell Disease, Skin Cancer, Salivary Gland Cancer, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Tongue ... (Read more)

Dr. Jill Prince Heffernan, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
5012 S. Highway 75; Suite 170
Denison, TX
 

Dr. Jill Heffernan's medical specialty is radiation oncology. She obtained her medical school training at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Her areas of expertise include stomach tumor, rectal cancer, and sinus cancer. Dr. Heffernan honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Heffernan's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology.

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Clinical interests: Rectal Problems, Urologic Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, Abdominal Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Amir Ali Faridi, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2800 S Highway 75
Sherman, TX
 

Dr. Amir Faridi's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Faridi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Oncology and Medical Center of McKinney. Before performing his residency at Geisinger Medical Center and Mount Vernon Hospital, Dr. Faridi attended Dow Medical College for medical school. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Dr. Tammy Elizabeth Roque, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2800 S Highway 75
Sherman, TX
 

Dr. Tammy Roque is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Roque attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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Dr. Imran Siddiqi, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
5012 South. Hwy 75; Suite 170
Denison, TX
 

Dr. Imran Siddiqi's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is affiliated with Texas Oncology. Dr. Siddiqi honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Sindh Medical College.

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Dr. Larry James Barker, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2800 Hwy 75n
Sherman, TX
 

Dr. Larry Barker is an adult oncology and medical oncology specialist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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Dr. Mary Elizabeth Hebert, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2800 Hwy 75 N
Sherman, TX
 

Dr. Mary Hebert works as a radiation oncologist. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Dr. Hebert honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to 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.