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

Dr. Sanjay Sethi, who practices in Sugar Land, TX, Webster, TX, and Pearland, TX, is a medical specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. Patient ratings for Dr. Sethi average 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sethi graduated from the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Texas Oncology.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 25
  • Charge (avg.): $698
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $131
Dr. Terri Behrman Pustilnik, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1350 First Colony Boulevard
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Terri Pustilnik is a specialist in gynecologic oncology. Her areas of expertise include pap test, pelvic surgery, and chemotherapy. She is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. Dr. Pustilnik studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Pustilnik is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , chemotherapy

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy, Gynecologic ... (Read more)

Dr. Luis T Campos, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 550
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Luis Campos works as an adult hematologist and oncologist. After completing medical school at National University of San Agustin and Cayetano Heredia University, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Clinical interests for Dr. Campos include bladder cancer, colon cancer, and chemotherapy. Dr. Campos accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors; Best Doctors in America; and America's Top Oncologist. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Campos is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , chemotherapy

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Skin Cancer, Colon Cancer, Cancer, Lymphoma, Head and Neck Cancer, Bladder ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 40
  • Charge (avg.): $550
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $143
Dr. Lawrence Edward Foote, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1350 First Colony Boulevard
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Lawrence Foote, who practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Oncology. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Foote trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Foote has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 21
  • Charge (avg.): $696
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $138
Dr. Caesar K Tin-U, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1350 First Colony Boulevard
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Caesar Tin-U works as a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Tin-U's medical residency was performed at Conemaugh Health System and Graduate Hospital. He is affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $697
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $131

Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
16605 Sw Freeway; Suite 550
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Yuval Raizen works as an adult hematologist and oncologist. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. He has a special interest in colon cancer, breast cancer, and myeloma. Dr. Raizen accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Raizen has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Colon Cancer, Lymphoma, Myeloma, Blood Disorders, Breast Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $550
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $137
Dr. Amirali S Popatia, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Oncology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Amirali Popatia's area of specialization is adult oncology. Before completing his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Popatia attended medical school at Dow Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Popatia include bladder cancer, leukemia, and anemia. Dr. Popatia is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Popatia's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , chemotherapy

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Brain Cancer, Colon Cancer, Leukemia, Lymphoma, Head and Neck Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. William S Velasquez, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. William Velasquez specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology and practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Velasquez include spinal cord tumor, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Velasquez takes. He graduated from National University of San Marcos. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Velasquez is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , chemotherapy

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Brain Cancer, Sickle Cell Disease, Skin Cancer, Colon Cancer, Leukemia, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 21
  • Charge (avg.): $550
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $135
Dr. Alexander Wong, MD
Specializes in Other, Medical Oncology, Hematology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Alexander Wong is a medical oncologist and hematologist in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. His clinical interests include anemia, lung surgery, and colon cancer. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wong takes. 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. Dr. Wong is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , chemotherapy

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Lung Biopsy, Colon Cancer, Cancer, Lung Surgery, Lymphoma, Testicular ... (Read more)

Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Bushra Cheema is a hospice and palliative medicine specialist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Cheema include colon cancer, biopsy, and chemotherapy. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is a graduate of Nishtar Medical College. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cheema has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , chemotherapy

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

Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 185
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Nadeem Qurashi is a physician who specializes in adult oncology and medical oncology. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer, chemotherapy, and bone marrow aspiration. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Qurashi studied medicine at Sindh Medical College. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Qurashi accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , chemotherapy

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Blood Disorders, Chemotherapy, Cancer

Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1350 First Colony Boulevard
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Robert Furse's specialties are adult oncology and medical oncology. His clinical interests encompass cancer and chemotherapy. Dr. Furse's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He 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.

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Relevant Interests: , chemotherapy

All Interests: Chemotherapy, Cancer

Dr. Jesus Edward Hernandez Jr., MD
Specializes in Other, Rheumatology
1327 Lake Pointe Parkway; Suite 515
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. J. Hernandez, who practices in Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases). Dr. Hernandez's areas of clinical interest consist of lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and vasculitis. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Hernandez trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for his residency. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Hernandez is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Arthritis, Lupus, Vasculitis, Ultrasound

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 42
  • Charge (avg.): $350
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $131
Dr. Grace A Makhlouf, MD
Specializes in Other, Rheumatology
1429 Highway; 6 Ste 103
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Grace Makhlouf is a medical specialist in rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases). The average patient rating for Dr. Makhlouf is 3.5 stars out of 5. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Makhlouf accepts. She attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Duke University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 83
  • Charge (avg.): $600
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $131
Dr. Yvonne Kew, PhD, MD
Specializes in Neurology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Yvonne Kew's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kew include chemotherapy, seizures, and brain cancer. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. After attending Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school, Dr. Kew completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , chemotherapy

All Interests: Brain Cancer, Chemotherapy, Cancer, Seizures, Brain Tumor

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1327 Lake Pointe Parkway; Suite 515
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Ryan Valicek's specialty is general internal medicine. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 50
  • Charge (avg.): $231 - $350
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $70 - $131

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What is Chemotherapy?

Chemotherapy is the use of powerful medicines to treat cancer and autoimmune diseases, like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. There are over 100 anti-cancer drugs available today. These medications may be used alone, in combination with each other, or with alternative forms of treatment, like radiation therapy and surgery. The choice of drug and method of administration are determined by the type of disease and the patient's overall health. Some common ways chemotherapy may be given are:

  • Intravenously, where the medication is given through a needle inserted into your vein. This is the most frequently used method of chemotherapy administration.
  • By mouth, in tablet, capsule, or liquid form. Not all anti-cancer drugs can be taken this way because they can be destroyed by stomach acids, or the body cannot absorb them through the lining of the stomach and intestines.
  • By injection, which uses a needle and syringe to administer chemotherapy either subcutaneously or intramuscularly. Subcutaneous injections go just under the skin, while intramuscular injections go through the skin and into the muscle. Methotrexate, a medication widely used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and many types of cancer, can be given intramuscularly and subcutaneously.
  • Intra-arterially, where the drugs are given directly into the artery that supplies blood to the tumor. Intra-arterial chemotherapy is most often used for liver cancer.
  • Intrathecally, where the medication is delivered into the spinal fluid. This type of chemotherapy is used to treat cancers that have spread to the brain or spinal cord.
  • Intrapleurally, where anti-cancer drugs are administered into the space between the lung’s outer surface and the inner lining of the chest cavity. Patients with lung cancer may receive this type of chemotherapy.
  • Intravesically, where the medicine is given through a tube that is inserted into the bladder. Intravesical chemotherapy only affects the cells lining the inside of the bladder, so it is often used to treat early-stage bladder cancer.
In the process of killing abnormal cells, chemotherapy drugs can also harm healthy cells. This is why many patients who receive anti-cancer drug treatments experience side effects like fatigue, nausea, hair loss, pain while swallowing, mouth sores, shortness of breath, weight changes, and fertility issues. Keeping track of side effects you experience, along with details like how often they occur or how severe they are, can help your doctor better customize your chemotherapy regimen.

Chemotherapy is a powerful treatment for cancer and some autoimmune disorders, but it may not be able to eliminate the diseases at their advanced stages. Even if this is the case, your doctor may still include it in your treatment plan to help ease symptoms of your condition or prevent the disease from progressing.

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