We found 9 medical oncologists who accept Blue Choice Bronze PPO 006 near The Woodlands, TX.

Dr. Samer Said Suki, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
9319 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 100
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Samer Suki is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Suki (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and French. He has a special interest in cancer, breast issues, and general care. Dr. Suki is affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He graduated from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Suki trained at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Saint Agnes Hospital, Baltimore. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Suki honors.

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Clinical interests: Cancer, General Care, Breast Issues, Blood Disorders

Dr. Douglas Alan Nelson, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
17198 St Lukes Way; Suite 240
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Douglas Nelson's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in The Woodlands, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Nelson is professionally affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Before performing his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center, Dr. Nelson attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Dr. Paula Denise Ryan, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
9200 Pinecroft; Suite 450
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Paula Ryan's areas of specialization are adult oncology and medical oncology; she sees patients in The Woodlands, TX and Shenandoah, TX. Dr. Ryan takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Texas Oncology.

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Dr. Asit Jay Kant Choksi, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
8850 Six Pines Drive; Suite 270
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Asit Choksi works as an adult oncologist and medical oncologist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include breast cancer and blood disorders. Patients gave Dr. Choksi an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He is a graduate of GSVM Medical College and Grant Medical College. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Cancer, Blood Disorders, Breast Cancer

Dr. Elham Abbasi Hafshejani, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
9200 New Trails; Suite 200
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Elham Abbasi-Hafshejani's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; she sees patients in The Woodlands, TX and Huntsville, TX. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital. She 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. Dr. Abbasi-Hafshejani is a graduate of Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences. She speaks Persian.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
9319 Pinecroft; Suite 100
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Anirudha Dasgupta's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Houston, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Tomball, TX. He graduated from Maulana Azad Medical College. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dasgupta honors. Dr. Dasgupta is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, Houston Northwest Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital.

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Dr. Yelena V Bracchini, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
8850 Six Pines Drive
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Yelena Bracchini's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She practices in Houston, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Kingwood, TX. She is a graduate of Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Bracchini is affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center.

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Dr. Angel Augusto Rodriguez, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
8850 Six Pines Drive; Suite 270
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Angel Rodriguez's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Rodriguez's areas of clinical interest consist of breast biopsy, chemotherapy, and breast cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is a graduate of Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Rodriguez is rated highly by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Michael V Seiden, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
9200 Pinecroft; Suite 450
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Michael Seiden is a medical specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. He is affiliated with Texas Oncology. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Seiden graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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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.