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

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

Dr. Samer Suki's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Suki include cancer, breast issues, and general care. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Suki accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. After completing medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Saint Agnes Hospital, Baltimore. Dr. Suki (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French. He is affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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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. He is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Nelson obtained his medical school training 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 performed his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. These areas are among Dr. Choksi's clinical interests: breast cancer and blood disorders. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital. He graduated from GSVM Medical College and Grant Medical College. Dr. Choksi's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Cancer, Blood Disorders, Breast Cancer

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

Dr. Paula Ryan is a specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Texas Oncology. Dr. Ryan studied medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ryan accepts.

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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, who practices in The Woodlands, TX and Huntsville, TX, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Abbasi-Hafshejani studied medicine at Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Abbasi-Hafshejani 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. Dr. Dasgupta studied medicine at 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. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, Houston Northwest Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital.

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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 sees patients in Houston, TX, Baytown, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. His medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Patient ratings for Dr. Rodriguez average 5.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in breast biopsy, chemotherapy, and breast cancer. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rodriguez takes. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Rodriguez attended medical school at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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

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 areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. 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. Bracchini attended medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. She is affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center.

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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. Dr. Seiden is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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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.
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