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We found 7 medical oncologists who accept Blue Choice Bronze PPO 006 near The Woodlands, TX.

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. He is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nelson's education and training includes medical school at 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 and residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center.

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Dr. Anirudha Dasgupta, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
9319 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 100
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Anirudha Dasgupta works as a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Houston, TX, Huntsville, TX, and The Woodlands, TX. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dasgupta accepts. He attended medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, Houston Northwest Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital.

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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, who practices in The Woodlands, TX and Shenandoah, TX, is a medical specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Texas Oncology. She studied medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Ryan 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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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
9200 New Trails; Suite 200
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Elham Abbasi-Hafshejani is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She studied medicine at Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Abbasi-Hafshejani speaks Persian. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital.

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

Dr. Michael Seiden is a specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. He works in The Woodlands, TX and Shenandoah, TX. Dr. Seiden is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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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 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

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
920 Medical Plaza Drive; #140
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Asit Choksi practices adult oncology and medical oncology. Dr. Choksi graduated from Grant Medical College. His average patient rating is 2.5 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.

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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.