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We found 14 medical oncologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO near Sugar Land, TX.

Dr. Sanjay Sethi, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1350 First Colony Boulevard
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Sanjay Sethi is a physician who specializes in adult oncology and medical oncology. Patient ratings for Dr. Sethi average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sethi honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended medical school at the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences. Dr. Sethi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Texas Oncology.

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Dr. Branden Hsu, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1350 First Colony Boulevard
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Branden Hsu specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Houston, TX, Katy, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. His areas of clinical interest consist of colon cancer, breast cancer, and brain cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Texas Oncology, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hsu honors. He welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Hsu performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Brain Cancer, Colon Cancer, Cancer, Blood Disorders, Breast Cancer

Dr. Lawrence Edward Foote, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1350 First Colony Boulevard
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Lawrence Foote works as an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Foote attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Texas Oncology.

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Dr. Caesar Khynebawu Tin-U, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1350 First Colony Boulevard
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Caesar Tin-U practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. After completing medical school at the University of Medicine 1, Yangon, Dr. Tin-U performed his residency at Conemaugh Health System and Graduate Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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Dr. Alexander L Wong, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Alexander Wong's areas of specialization are adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). His areas of expertise include the following: lung biopsy, anemia, and lung surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Before performing his residency at New York Hospital Queens, Booth Memorial Hospital, and Chicago Medical School, Dr. Wong attended the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Wong's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Lung Biopsy, Colon Cancer, Cancer, Lung Surgery, Lymphoma, Biopsy, Blood ... (Read more)

Dr. Arvind Bhandari, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1350 First Colony
Sugarland, TX
 

Dr. Arvind Bhandari's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Texas Oncology. Dr. Bhandari is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of All India Institute of Medical Sciences.

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Clinical interests: Physical Exams, Blood Disorders, Breast Cancer

Dr. Robert Austen Furse, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1350 First Colony Boulevard
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Robert Furse sees patients in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Furse graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. His areas of clinical interest consist of cancer and chemotherapy. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Furse's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Texas Oncology.

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Clinical interests: Cancer, Chemotherapy

Dr. Meghana Bhandari, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1350 First Colony Boulevard
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Meghana Bhandari is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. After attending New York Medical College for medical school, Dr. Bhandari completed her residency training at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. She 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. She is affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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Dr. Sindhu Nair, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Sindhu Nair is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine, adult hematology, and adult oncology. She studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Nair trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for her residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Nair include anemia, colon cancer, and breast cancer. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Nair is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Nair is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Colon Cancer, Cancer, Lymphoma, Myeloma, Blood Disorders, Anemia, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Anna Belcheva, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Anna Belcheva's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Her areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, anemia, and colon cancer. Patients gave Dr. Belcheva an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Belcheva accepts. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Belcheva is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Brain Cancer, Skin Cancer, Oral Cancer, Colon Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Anemia, Breast Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nadeem Qurashi, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 185
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Nadeem Qurashi practices adult oncology and medical oncology. Dr. Qurashi's areas of expertise include the following: cancer, chemotherapy, and bone marrow aspiration. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Sindh Medical College. Dr. Qurashi is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Blood Disorders, Chemotherapy, Cancer

Dr. Bushra Iqbal Cheema, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Bushra Cheema's specialties are hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), adult oncology, and medical oncology. Her areas of expertise include the following: colon cancer, biopsy, and chemotherapy. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cheema takes. She attended medical school at Nishtar Medical College. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Cheema is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Brain Cancer, Colon Cancer, Cancer, Lymphoma, Head and Neck Cancer, Biopsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Angel Augusto Rodriguez, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Angel Rodriguez's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He practices in Houston, TX, Baytown, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Rodriguez's education and training includes medical school at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include breast biopsy, chemotherapy, and breast cancer. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Rodriguez is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast Biopsy, Cancer, Blood Disorders, Chemotherapy, Breast Cancer

Dr. Kirk Edward Heyne, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Kirk Heyne's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He practices in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Heyne is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include pancreas problems, colon cancer, and breast cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Heyne is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Oral Cancer, Colon Cancer, Pancreas Problems, Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, ... (Read more)

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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.